Friday, May 23, 2014

༺ Train Stop ༻

 Wool skirts add so much warmth for winter comfort | Lavender & Twill

Ankle boots and canvas satchels smack of 1910s style | Lavender & Twill

Black is practical when traveling | Lavender & Twill

Waiting for the train to pull into the station | Lavender & Twill

Our family went on an outing to ride on a steam train to the Queanbeyan historic train station, and I decided to wear a early 1900’s & 1950’s mash-up inspired outfit to match.

This was for a special event showing off all the antique trains that the local chapter of the  Australian Railway Historical Society have been involved in managing and restoring.

It was a really fun day ~ I had never ridden as a passenger on a steam train, and was in for a shock when I saw how much soot fell from the smoke. It wasn’t quite what I expected; there where tiny flakes of black charcoal everywhere! It was *quite* a dangerous proposition to lean out of the window of the dining car to take photos.  
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There were a wide variety of engines ~ the one I am standing next to in the third snapshot is the AD60 Class, a heavy goods steam locomotive, and the largest locomotive in the Southern Hemisphere; it was huge! It was 103 feet long, and the back wheels where about as high as I am ~ that’s 5’7”!

And the noise! Oh, boy ~ could those machines ever toot, hoot, and whistle! We all went half deaf, but it was such fun for the little ones {challenging to snap outfit shots with all the crowd though}.  If you ever get the chance to ride a steam train, do try it ~ it’s a fabulous day out. ヾ(^∇^) ❤

AD60_Class_Locomotive ༺  An AD60 in action  ༻



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Cream Lacy Knit Beret | JayJays, Old
Cream Angora Cardigan | Thrifted
Black Peasant Style Knit Top | Old
Tan & Canvas Satchel Purse | E-Spirit, Old
Green & Black Wool Skirt | Osasp, Sold Out ~ Similar Here
Taupe Ankle Booties | Kmart

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  1. I love your outfit. Great colours and a cute beret :)

    I've only been on steam trains on holidays to Wales (and even then I went on the same train last time as I went on as a primary school student). I kept planning to go to the one near me (the Zig-Zag railway) and then it closed, and then last year unfortunately many of the trains were burned in the bushfires. I regret not going so much now. I must get to some others while I can, because it really is a great experience and a fun day out, as you say.

    1. Oh dear, it's awful that the trains got burnt! So many beautiful historic structures and systems often get burnt out by bush fires, and it's a bit sad.

      Hopefully you will be able to find other trains to ride on Tanith, it's so good. ♡

  2. Such a super skirt! And I like it styled with the little boots. P x

    1. Thank you Porcelina! I have to force myself to try styling this skirt with other shoes because these boots do go so perfectly with it. :P



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