Icing On The Cake
| Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:44 pm
Many thanks for your greetings!
...and here's the rich fruitcake that helped make the day, echoing my lifelong love of tickling the ivories - the much appreciated creation of my niece Nicola.
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| Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:09 am
Hoorah! I'm 60. And can I now have my free bus pass? Thank you.
Went to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway yesterday, which was closed in 1935, ripped up, and a mile of new track relaid at Woody Bay station a few years ago. The aim is to rebuild the line to it's full extent again - an ambitious project which I doubt I'll ever see completed.
So I paid my money, and took a ride. Every little helps.
Above: 'Bronllwyd' (pronounced Bron-clow-id') is the railway's main steam engine, built in 1930. They've added a wooden cab as I expect it gets quite wet and windy at this hilly location.
Above: Woody Bay station, which features the original Swiss chalet style building built in, I think, 1898, is a picturesque scene dotted with occasional mature fir trees. If the railway hadn't been lifted back in '35, it would now be the major tourist attraction in Devon. The evolution and competition of the motor vehicle was, of course, to blame for this.
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