Friday, October 28, 2016

A steamy romance!



Railway stations hold a fascination for so many, myself included.. that's why it's hard to believe that in all the years I've lived in Perth, even though we pass by every time we head out to Guildford I've never stopped in to the East Perth railway station, formerly the East Perth Locomotive Depot, could it be that the building itself, below taken while driving past :) built in 1976 is not so inspiring!

 
Yesterday we stopped.. I'm happy that we did. This old beauty, the Bakewell 542, a WAGR S Class of 4-8-2 steam locomotive was built in 1943, retired after 28years in 1971, lovingly preserved by Rail Heritage WA and plinthed here at the East Perth station. What is it about old steam locomotives that we all find so fascinating and also a little romantic.. or is that just me :) All the links today provide a fund of information for lovers of old steam trains. The building that didn't inspire me from the outside was surprising inside, show you later.. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. big catch up today...


22 comments:

  1. I'm drawn to them as well. They're so photogenic!

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  2. wesome steam engines, you would be jelious we have a couple of preserved railways near wher I liveplus a huge collection five miles away

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  3. We have such an oldie, too, at the train station.
    And, Grace, Ingo even remembers those steaming locomotives arriving/departing in our home town!
    Yep, he´s a tad older than me ;-)

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  4. What a wonderful engine!
    What wonderful fotos of it also! More!

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  5. This post pulled me into the internet rabbit hole and caused me to just experience a 45 minute, desktop vacation. It got me thinking about railroad travel across Australia so I looked it up and when I found a rail map, I started looking up the cities along the rail line. Wow, what interesting places there are to visit along the way. I love it when something takes me off on a mind trip like that! Thanks for the mini-vacation.

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  6. I love trains and you captured them well Grace!

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  7. My dad traveled across the US for his job and almost always traveled by train. I always liked trains but never got a chance to ride on one. When I grew up, they were still very much a travel option and places like the Los Angeles Train Station were very active.

    Re your question about the car: In Florida, only one license plate is required and that goes on the back of the car. So some people put various "vanity" plates on the front.

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  8. Elles sont magnifiques ces locomotives, belles photos:)

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  9. I went through the train museum in York in the UK a couple of years ago and it was wonderful to see all the old trains. I'm not sure why we all love them so much!

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  10. Choo, Choo trains and especially old ones restored are just delightful to see and ride when possible!

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  11. Trains are such a classic, not only in America. These are some beauties!

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  12. You photographed them very well. I think I remember seeing them from the car when we went to Maylands.

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  13. That is a huge engine from the very end of the steam era. It is a beauty. Always loved trains. Took a train trip this summer, but it was pulled by a diesel-electric engine. Great photos.

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  14. Great, Beautiful pics.Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. It is fun visiting these places. Love your pics of the steaming beauties.

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  16. Hello,
    What a fantastic pictures of this impressive locomotive.
    He looks great.
    I am a cargotrain driver in the Netherlands, but these locomotives have a big history.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  17. Adoro ver estas máquinas antigas, sou maluco por comboios.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
    Andarilhar

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  18. always fascinating with old trains. You got a few fine snaps here.

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