Weekend Rails

what we do for our kids

Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:31

Of anti-biotics and bus bars

14th January 2018

I decided to give Mr Strawbridge's antics a miss tonight. As a friend commented, he'd watched it last week but with gritted teeth. I knew exactly what he meant and I have no wish to return prematurely to my dentist.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 17 December 2017 23:26

Of air bags, buffers and beams

17th December 2017

I'm looking forward to getting back to 'loco work' next year, but for the moment it has been more effort at getting things organised to achieve it.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 26 November 2017 23:15

Of pins, cones and urns

26th November 2017

They said last week's was a little disappointing - wha'd'they want? Blud?

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:34

Of a quiet interlude

19th November 2017

It's been a quiet week here at the Briddon Country Pile. Well from the loco point of view anyway.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:39

Of various personages

12th November 2017

I looked over at the Darley hillside while shunting this afternoon. The trees were an attractive mix of greens and browns in the wintery sunshine, but the wind was chilling. Back at the Briddon Country Pile the central heating pump has died and the plumbers reckon a replacement is 2-3 days. Brrr.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Monday, 06 November 2017 00:30

Of vac and van

5th November 2017

It's actually Monday as I get this loaded, sorry if you've been waiting up Sunday night – hope it's worth the delay!

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 29 October 2017 23:31

Of studs and LEDs

29th October 2017

The 'hit count' on this blog has been well up for the last couple of weeks – I gather it has had plugs on NatPres and something called Facebook (I'm not one for social media, but then a decade ago I'd never have thought of doing a weekly blog) so firstly a welcome to all new readers and I hope you'll hang around. It can get lonely here on my own.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 22 October 2017 22:16

Of battles and wars

22nd October 2017

It has been busy this week for most of the wrong reasons.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:19

Of being right and wrong

15th October 2017

After all those pretty pictures last week, a bit of a dearth this week. Never mind, I'll try to make up for it with some pithy prose.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 08 October 2017 23:31

Of a tale of two specials

8th October 2017

You wait ages for a special train and then two come at once. Well OK, not quite at once, but on the same day. So anyway...

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
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