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"...if anyone has bolted together a mechanism with just fifty per cent of the steam locomotive's solid spiritual satisfaction, he hasn't filed for a patent yet."

—David P. Morgan

 

Hello all, and welcome to Steam Safari! The steam safaris are a series of railway adventures on the preserved steam railroads of Europe and North America. Each safari has its own look and feel, and many of them include links to further reading and other resources both on and off the Web. To begin your safari, select a journey from the list below or from the contents area in the left-hand navigation frame.

 

The Safaris:

 

ebtframe.JPG (6876 bytes) New--EBT 14 Run Extra

Follow a narrow-gauge 2-8-2 and a train of empty hoppers as they return to the mines on the morning of October 18, 1953.

 

A Victorian Day Out on Britain's Bluebell

Travel back in time to Victoria's England and see six centenarian steam engines hauling matched sets of vintage coaches during the famed Bluebell Railway's Winter 2001 Steam-Up.

 

framejpg.JPG (6417 bytes) Trainspotting in Wales

Take a two-week odyssey along the marvellous preserved narrow-gauge steam railways of Wales.

 

ebtframe.JPG (6876 bytes) The Last Coal Road

Ramble through the scenic Aughwick Valley of Pennsylvania aboard the East Broad Top, the last narrow-gauge coal road.

 

stframe.JPG (6768 bytes) The Time Machine

Turn back the clock in this black-and-white photoessay celebrating Pennsylvania's famed Strasburg Railroad.