Steaming to Highbridge — 5 Comments

  1. Ian what an absolute gem of a film I loved it (saved in favourites!) I wonder what was in that Airfix package right at the end? Unfortunately the line is long gone, the section between Shapwick and Eddington is now a footpath which runs along the abandoned,flooded peat diggings which have become a wild fowl sanctuary.

  2. I hate city trains . . smelly, crowded, noisy – On the few occasions I’ve caught one I’ve been cornered by a flasher or some weirdo venting their opinions.

    Having said that, I spent many an hour dangling my legs from Alsey Bridge in Hertforsdhire where my Gran lived, taking down the numbers of steam engines that flew under the bridge. Now they were trains! having said that, I wouldn’t mind a couple of legendary train trips, Orient Express? That one that goes through the Canadian Rockies or even our own Ghan to Alice Springs . . .

  3. Ian

    That was fascinating! I have a nephew in the UK who is completely hooked on everything to do with trains and he’ll love this film. When he was little, I had to read him endless Thomas the Tank Engine stories (though I don’t sound a bit like Ringo!) and every year as a family, we made an expedition to visit the latest restored line for a trip on a steam train. Coincidently, this lad’s middle name is ‘Thomas’ 🙂

  4. Grannymar,

    It’s something you would have to do by yourself, company would ruin the atmosphere.


    I was delighted to find the film – it was on TV years ago and I only tried YouTube on an off chance. By the time I retire (2027 – the CofI is raising the age) there will be even less left.


    Those are grand railways – this was an obscure branchline – the Somerset and Dorset ( S & D) was known as the slow and dirty!


    Thomas the tank engine has loads of theology!

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