I had a great day on sunday last, I spent all day at Haworth in West Yorks I was not there to see Charlotte or Emily Brontie's Birthplace I was there for the steam trains at the keighley and worth valley railway, I remember as a boy in Glasgow, on a Saturday morning I would run to the rail bridge and wait for the flying Scotsman to go under, I would wave and the engine driver would hoot his horn at me, it was an exciting time then and today I felt like that little boy again.
The station at Haworth,
A wee lad ready to wave his flag
Everyone was getting excited as the train was within earshot including me!
lineside view of the Haworth platform and I could hear the chuff chuff of the engine labouring up the hill, from this vantage point
The timetable, prices were cheap at £9.60 for the whole journey (all stations and any train)
Haworth is a bonnie wee station and the railway enthusiasts keep it in tiptop condition
I was almost jumping with joy when I saw this sight!
I just stood there with my camera and took as many pictures as I could and then I realised I was near run over by an Iron Horse, as I was too close to the track with my eye in the camera and not on where I was going, boy I did not know I could jump six feet in the air!
Thar she blows train arrives at platform 1
All Aboard for Keighly
I shoved my camera up to the train and shouted cheese and this is the result
who remembers this thing?
And we are off! and I'm on this one! steaming down the track!
Passing another steam train on the way into Keighly
Keighley Station in colour, there was a beer festival going on at all the stations along the track everyone was having a nice time
A city gent enjoying a pint and a chat,,,you can see the reflection of a handsome Scot in the window.
Happy birthday to you this old boy looks as old as the train and he's still going strong he looked as though he has had a few wee ones
guard signals and we are off!
got on board in time to capture this embrace
Full steam ahead as we head for home
hold on to your hats! I hung out the windows all day and I had a ball
Back at Haworth and time to go home, what a day I had I smiled all the way home and when I did get home I was covered in soot and smelled like-- according to Susan my partner, a "Steam Train" and you know what that comment made my day. Thanks for reading ..wishing you all the best ,,,Pete
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