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Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:34

Of snow and souvenirs

11th February 2018

OK, first off, those of you who are looking for lots of pickies this week are going to be disappointed – for whatever reason the camera has had a quiet week.

Published in 2018 Jan-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-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-Mar
Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:45

Of sore thumb and grazed forehead

21st January 2018

I like to start the blog with a few pithy phrases that give an air of detached insightfulness. Unfortunately I can't think of any.

Published in 2018 Jan-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-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
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