After reading the fascinating string of comments on last week’s blog ‘There in Spirit’ I am inspired by the time and effort people put into thinking about our railway and the future. I don’t say that I would always agree with the content but the debate is surely useful.
And, in that spirit I take the risk of blogging from afar (again) – albeit somewhere that steam trains also run. Pictured below is the first train into Goathland from Grosmont – puffing a bit after the 1 in 49 up incline – but still splendid. Of course the village (and occasionally Station) is also known as Aidensfield of Heartbeat fame or Hogsmeade from Harry Potter – according to taste.
I was taken by the splendid footbridge – of which we are, of course, in sore need at Cheltenham if we are to see Platform 2 in regular use. Do you think anyone would notice if we borrowed the above? But it wouldn’t be a proper GWR bridge would it?
And the commercial use of the railway stations for filming etc is, of course, a great additional money spinner for volunteer railways. Perhaps it is something we could put extra effort into doing?
Sadly the coal tender was so shiny that all I got was a mass of reflections! Poor camera work as usual.
Anyway, before I incur the wrath of the CRC team for including holiday snaps I’ll finish and hope to be back next week with some of the genuine article.