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Sunday, 04 March 2018 22:52

Of being cut down to size

4th March 2018

OK, I admit there's been a bit of snow this week. Three or four inches judging by the layers on cars and locos and such.

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Published in 2018 Jan to Mar
Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:57

Of chickens and eggs.

18th February 2018

 Slightly fewer miles this week, so slightly less fatigued. Migraines temporarily averted. No need to go to Tunstead. Has it been a holiday? Naah..

Published in 2018 Jan to Mar
Sunday, 04 February 2018 23:36

Of bogies, tunnel and dashcam

4th February 2018

A bit for everyone this week, I think. Whether its s.g., n.g., steam or diesel, we've something that might catch your attention, educate or amuse.

Published in 2018 Jan to Mar
Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:48

Of rock salt and hydraulic oil

28th January 2018

Some weeks in this saga mark significant milestones. Others just little stepping stones. This week's is much in tune with the former, as Andrew became equipped to transport a proportion of his fleet (not the heavier ones, yet) on his own low-load trailer.

Published in 2018 Jan to Mar
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 to Mar
Sunday, 07 January 2018 23:17

Of Sentinel, Lister and York Metro

7th January 2018

Oh dear, starting this a bit late tonight – been watching part 1 of that Strawbridge character trying to build a model railway all across Scotland.

Published in 2018 Jan to Mar
Sunday, 31 December 2017 22:22

Of out with the old...

31st December 2017

Christmas is over and even the year is drawing to a close. We're not ones to take these annual events too seriously, but there is a bottle of Bucks Fizz somewhere downstairs that might be appropriate.

Sunday, 24 December 2017 22:06

Of Scanner and Santa

24th December 2017

OK, so how many of you are going to sneak off during Christmas Day to read this blog, I wonder?

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.

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.

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