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Postby Sooty655 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:21 pm

At present our boat is moored on the River Brent (Grand Union Canal) close to a railway bridge between Brentford and Syon Lane stations. I'm no railway expert but the line appears to run from Waterloo to Staines and on to the West.

We hear commuter trains all the time, but I'm sure that yesterday (Wednesday) morning around 9 o'clock I heard a steam train go past. I wasn't quick enough to see it, so no idea which direction.

Anyone got any idea what it might have been?
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Re: Non-aviation Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:00 pm

Sooty655 wrote:At present our boat is moored on the River Brent (Grand Union Canal) close to a railway bridge between Brentford and Syon Lane stations. I'm no railway expert but the line appears to run from Waterloo to Staines and on to the West.

We hear commuter trains all the time, but I'm sure that yesterday (Wednesday) morning around 9 o'clock I heard a steam train go past. I wasn't quick enough to see it, so no idea which direction.

Anyone got any idea what it might have been?

You were correct. It was a steam locomotive.
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Postby Sooty655 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:29 pm

Thanks, Minty. I knew it wasn't my imagination. :)
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