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Brilliant post. I learned there is a gateway to Romney Marsh, saw a train that might have me on it going through a bit of one of the nicect stratches of coastal rail journeys in the country and also learned that Captain Sensible has kept a lovely head fo hair. And that's without the sound working on my machine.
posted by biffa at 12:39 PM on October 28, 2010


Wot?
posted by malocchio at 12:39 PM on October 28, 2010 [5 favorites]


Brilliant post title. Wish I could favorite it on its own! Rest of the post is great too though, so I'll fave the whole thing ...
posted by kcds at 12:43 PM on October 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


The Damned sure have lots of interesting hobbies.
posted by cazoo at 12:45 PM on October 28, 2010


Nice. Thanks!
posted by carter at 12:57 PM on October 28, 2010


Punks not (in the) (potting) shed!
posted by Artw at 1:01 PM on October 28, 2010


"I sound like an old fart."

Yes. An old fart in a leather jacket who's been there, done that and is still charmed by this little railway. Great hair, sure, but *great grin.* He just looks glad to be there. Thanks for posting!
posted by MonkeyToes at 1:08 PM on October 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


wot!

this brightened my day, and the final destination at the end just icing on the cake (i suspected that's where the Captain was headed when I saw the sign for the end of the line).

cheers!
posted by kuppajava at 1:21 PM on October 28, 2010


Ah, how I loved the Dr. Syn books as a lad. Wish I still had 'em.
posted by Decani at 1:29 PM on October 28, 2010


There's another Dungeness? Dammit. For a minute there, I fantasized that there was a US Pacific NW steam train I hadn't heard of.
posted by asfuller at 1:36 PM on October 28, 2010


This is ace! Charmed and charming. The Captain should do a series with Kevin Mccloud.... Dungeness really is like another world - as well as the shacks and the power station there is a pub with "Spitfire" ales and very good chips, and an RSPB nature reserve threatened by airport plans - imagine planes landing so close to that power station!
posted by runincircles at 3:08 PM on October 28, 2010


Pop quiz, hotshot. You have a choice: support Motörhead, or take a trip by steam train to Romney Marsh. What do you do?

What do you do?
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 3:43 PM on October 28, 2010


Are YOU going to tell Lemmy to his face that you're not supporting him?
posted by delfin at 7:06 PM on October 28, 2010


There's a 15" gauge railway located in the Wisconsin Dells area, the Riverside & Great Northern^. It is named after Riverside Park in Janesville, its original location, and used to service excursion traffic up to the park from downtown (all of a mile or two).
posted by dhartung at 10:45 PM on October 28, 2010


There's another Dungeness?

Dungeness is a quite astonishingly apocalyptic place: a vast shingle beach punctuated by tiny, weather-blasted houses and the odd Derek Jarman sculpture, all loomed over by a pair of nuclear power stations.
posted by ninebelow at 2:32 AM on October 29, 2010


Glad people found it as charming as I did... I could watch a whole television series of this stuff.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:52 AM on October 29, 2010


It *was* charming. Related: Have you seen "Full Circle with Michael Palin"?

"The Journey Begins," here.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:02 AM on October 29, 2010


There's another Dungeness? Dammit. For a minute there, I fantasized that there was a US Pacific NW steam train I hadn't heard of.
posted by asfuller at 9:36 PM on October 28


You may be very surprised just how many of your US town names were nicked from / transported from the old country.
posted by Decani at 7:49 AM on October 29, 2010


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