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GUEST,Hen Harrier remeber the old steam trains,fondly ok (62* d) RE: remeber the old steam trains,fondly ok 20 Jun 05

The old Leighton Buzzard - Dunstable line with its old London & North Western Railway "Duck 8's" (0-8-0) loco's slogging up the 1/80 incline to Leighton Buzzard Station with 600 tons of chalk from Totternhoe Quarries. They had a very distinctive wheezing, asthmatic, groaning sound from their cylinders which gave them great character (although I understand from a fitter who used to maintain them that they were absolute pigs to work on, with access to the inside cylinders being very difficult!)

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