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Of late I've been getting really interested in the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad in Maine USA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_River_and_Rangeley_Lakes_Railroad
I am planning a trip to Maine at some point to have a look at the three or four preservation sites in due course...
In the meantime I have been to have a look at the Brecon Mountain Railway near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. https://bmr.wales/
This was one of those places I've known about for years but have never been to.
It was a long day driving there from Porthmadog, but well worth it; their Baldwin tender locomotive was amazingly clean, and very impressive with an American chime whistle. The weather, whilst bright, was bitterly cold. I liked the railway so much I went for a second ride but on the footplate.
I also had a quick look round their works where another Baldwin is nearing the end of a long rebuild.
I have uploaded a collection of images to Flickr. Have a look if you're interested:
Michael Chapman, UK.