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Filling a gap
Not very long ago, someone pointed out that there was a rather obvious gap in my collection of audio CDs. I'd got steamsounds in Scotland, steamsounds in Wales so, what had England done wrong?
Well, I'll admit that, a long time ago, I had thought about it but the idea of choosing 80 minutes worth of recordings to cover
the country was somewhat daunting. Anyway, I have done it and if you visit my CDs pages, you'll find full details.
And that's not all..
Another project that I've been meaning to tackle for a long time was putting together a disk of recordings made on the Scarborough Spa Express in the 1980s. Back then we had some brilliant runs with some very enthusiastic crews and I have thought for a long time that I should find some way of documenting those years between 1982 and 1985 when we had so much fun! Well, during my winter steam drought, I've done it.
Because there are so many recordings this has had to be an mp3 disk. As well as over 150 recordings with a playing time of almost 12 hours, the disk contains detailed, descriptive notes. In addition there are also complete timing records for some years as well as a route description with a map and gradient profiles. This really is a complete record. Full details on my CDs pages.
The Eagle eyed among you may have noticed that some of the website has gone missing but it's nothing to do with cyber criminals!
The problem I have is that as time goes by this site is using more and more bandwidth. So far this year I've been close to exceeding my bandwidth allowance more than once and last month actually did exceed it so the company I use for hosting has 'recommended' that I upgrade. The upgrade would double the cost and while I'm happy to fork out a little money to keep the site going, that is just too much so the only alternative is to reduce the content.
However, all is not lost as, thanks to the British Library's web archive, you'll find complete copies of the web site which have been gathered regularly over the last couple of years.
If you visit the photo gallery, you'll find it has been given a re-vamp and had some new photos added from 2012.
If you've downloaded the calendar you'll already know that I've been spending some more time in foreign parts and, if you like mountains. you may find a few pictures you'll like.
Don't worry though, it's not all scenery!
I've also added some larger images that you can use as wallpaper.
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Try Alan Robinson's Heritage
Steam Archive. Here you will find a plethora of steam CDs to browse
through. You are sure to find something of interest.
At Linda Jeffcoat's Steamy
Sounds you will find two CDs of recordings from the NYMR & SVR,
well worth a look.
For Australian steam sounds visit Tony Weber's web
site. I have to say that Tony's are the best of recordings Australian
steam locos I have heard!
For German steam CDs visit Jörg Dreckmann's excellent Dampfsound
Try the 34081 web
site for a selection of audio CDs from Ian Bowskill.
You should consider visiting Andy Slater's BR
Diesel Web site. Not just diesels, he has some steam recordings
Not just audio CDs but there are some interesting DVDs available at
If nostalgia is your thing try oldcenturysounds.co.uk
not just for railway recordings either.
If you like Train Sims have a look at Steam Sounds Supreme where you'll find sound packs for Rail Simulator. See, I don't mind giving the competition a plug!
Anybody else out there selling your own railway CDs? Get
in touch using the feedback form above.