Julie Bridger Photography | A steamy weekend!!

A steamy weekend!!

May 08, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Well what a steamy weekend I had ;-)................had soooooo much fun on a real steam train, looked like it had come right out of a 1940's film. The station also made you feel like you were being transported back to the same era.

I also had the pleasure of going up onto the 'plate' where they drive the engine,  the train driver was there shovelling real lumps of coal into the furnace to get the pressure up to 200lbs (that's a lot of steam!!) ready for its journey. Gosh it was so hot, but very impressive with all the brass dials and levers, I almost felt like one of the railway children :-).... an older version of course!!

Then, just to top it all had a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the station buffet  - they even had a big brown teapot for the tea, just like in the film "Brief Encounter"... for those of you not old enough that was a black and white film made in 1945 with Trevor Howard & Celia Johnson... beautiful film about  meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband .............

Look out for details of my workshop day based around this great subject - more later.

Anyway I've posted up a few images taken on that day  - hope you like them

Bye for now   ......... the runaway train went down the hill and she blew, she blew .......

 

 

 


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