Saturday, 17 December 2011

Driver's Eye View at Welton

Recently I was very lucky to have a cab ride from Hull to Doncaster and back – despite having travelled on this section many times, it is always a very different experience to have a cab ride. For a start you have a much better, almost panoramic, view of proceedings.

Photo by Michael Kaye, used with permission.
Please see Derby Sulzers for the full set of superb photos.

What made it even more interesting is the opportunity to compare the resultant photos (I took nearly a hundred photos along the way!) with photos of a very similar cab ride. One view of my old ‘office’ at Welton really does show how little things have changed. Aside from the new PVC windows it is amazing how similar the two views are – the chimney from Cappa Pass is long gone but the Humber Bridge is still as visible as ever from Welton, weather allowing! The weather wasn’t anywhere near as good on my cab ride though! If you could see to the left in either photo the view would be very different – in 1988 a sea greenhouses would fill your view whereas now a new housing development does nothing but block the view from the train.

You can see the full set of the 1988 photos here.

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