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The Flying Kipper




All kinds of ships use the harbour at the big station by the sea. There are passenger ships, cargo ships and fishing boats also come here. They unload their fish on the quay. Some of it goes to shops in the town, and the rest in a special train to other places far away. This is the train the railwaymen called 'The Flying Kipper'.




Yes yes, I know that this story is before Henry I gets replaced with Henry II, just a bit of fun now I have weathered my insulfish wagon.
I took this in the morning light on the DSLR while holding my iphone's torch just above the quayside.

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  • RMweb Gold

Cheers Sylvian! I do hope to build a Henry I as well, but I agree the Green 5 is superior.

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  • RMweb Gold

Ahh so even more of a real life link than I thought! I like those little fact nuggets.


I had a look and found this mention of 'The Flying Skipper' as well.



Some of the trains running through Upton bore poetic names such as “The Farmer’s Boy” (from Bristol), the “Northern Flash” (from Paddington), “The Flying Skipper” & “The Northern Docker” (both from Wolverhampton) and “The Cambrian Pioneer” (to Oswestry)



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