Steam in Britain - northern England

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 7th November 2011 by Liam Physick

This extract from the Steam in Britain map shows the locations of steam railways in the north of England. Number 7 on the map is the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, a minimum-gauge railway that was preserved in 1960, and attracts many visitors. Like the Talyllyn Railway, it features in The Railway Series, as the Arlesdale Railway (also known as the Small Railway): the Reverend W Awdry was inspired by a holiday that he and his friend, the Reverend Edwin Boston, spent on the Ravenglass and Eskdale, and the two men appear in the stories about the Arlesdale Railway as, respectively, the Thin Clergyman and the Fat Clergyman

Steam in Britain - northern England

Tagged under: steam locomotives, heritage railways, ravenglass and eskdale railway, steam in britain, the railway series

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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