Sunday, 23 September 2012

Market Weighton Station YFA

If you follow this link you will be an absolutely wonderful piece of film. It's what was once an everyday scene up and down the country, one which a preserved railway can never truly recreate.

Whilst some preserved stations do a very good job of the actual appearance of how things used to be, heritage railways often see any siding used to store stock which means that many stations have a feeling of being 'full'. But if you watch the film, the openess, almost emptyness, is quite noticeable. And everything is happening for a purpose, nothing is for demonstration purposes. It's a very normal scene, one which has gone completely now.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Steam at Gilberdyke

A lovely treat for us the other day was Railtourer's Scarborough Spa and Wolds Coast Special which flew through Gilberdyke on Wednesday evening! And the crew didn't have much choice being booked to run between a TPE service to Manchester and Hull Trains' service for London. The light was fading so it was too dark for photographs but a low-res video on my camera hopefully captures a little of the drama!

Monday, 17 September 2012


I've not posted very much on here at all recently - I seem to spent most of my time at work! But we have managed a few nice days out and even a couple of nights between all sorts of funny shifts! We've been around a little bit, even if the weather hasn't been up to much - the National Railway Museum acts as an excellent shelter on a rainy day! Regardless of what Suzi says or how many times 'Again?' is used!

And while at work, there can be many whose place of work looks like this most evenings, can there?