Ribblehead Train Trips

Here comes the sun...

The viaduct is photogenic at the worst of times but this picture was definately not taken during the worst of times.
Chantry Bee (using creative commons from flickr) explains ‘In August I came across from Brussels to visit my granny, my parents also travelled up. We went to Wensleydale (of Wallace & Gromit cheese fame – my favourite cheese after Lancashire) to visit friends of my granny’s and on the way back down from Hawes we approached Ribblehead as a mist descended and lifted again, I managed to take a few shots.
The only editing is with the levels and burning the bottom corners a little.’ Granny should be proud.

settle carlisle Sherwood Forester

At about the same time I took the steam train trip on the same line from Shipley station pulled by 45231 Sherwood Forester. Approaching Conniston Cold the train ran out of water and it looked like we and the full load of passengers were in for a frustrating wait.
However the fire brigade came up trumps and ran a series of large hosepipes attached to a pump from the young river Aire back to the trains tanks. We drew enough water to get us to Hellifield and then on with the journey.

A curtailed stop in Carlisle due to the late arrival was not a problem as we got good food and drink on the return trip. All in all a good eventful day trip and one we will remember for some time to come.

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