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Only one train today, and no sunshine to brighten up the photos. 

At first I thought it might be the Thames-Clyde Express, but research shows it can't be, as that had a restaurant car in the 1950s.  So this is just an anonymous express with no refreshment facilities, pulled by a very clean Jubilee.  Here it's seen passing Black Ghyll cavern, and then beyond.

 

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There seems to have been a lineside fire on Foxdale Bank, presumbly caused by the proverbial stray spark from a locomotive.

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The video from yesterday's run:

 

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Just found this old negative from about 60 years ago...

 

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Just a few pics from today's 1950s running session

 

Nothing too unusual in the locomotive department: this Black 5 on Foxdale Bank

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and here on Bamboo Curtain Straight

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And a couple of shots of the 9F on a coal train at Throstlebeck

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I've just noticed one of those junction signals is facing the wrong way.  Wonder how that happened!

 

 

 

 

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Andrew,

   I've been requested to ask what the foilage is on the side of Foxdale Bank with the signal. The small, short leaved stuff (I use the word "stuff" as the wife has the fingers whilst I have no clue what so ever!!)

 

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Noel

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Hello, Noel,

it's this:

Mind-your-own-business or baby’s tears, Soleirolia soleirolii (syn. Helxine soleirolii) is a creeping perennial with tiny rounded leaves. Despite looking pretty in cracks in paving, it re-grows from the smallest stem sections and can soon get out of control. It is especially difficult to control in the lawn.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=348


But I may have let it get too dried out (or a spark from a passing train may have started a fire, as you can see if you scroll up).

 

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Great Western delight

What a pleasure to have the first visiting locos of the year, especially Julian's finely wrought models.  And some visiting lower quadrant signals too.

 

King William IV enjoying the sunshine:

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Earl of Mount Edgcumbe pauses near a shunting signal:

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Details of the Earl's cab and tender:

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A small Prairie drifts down Bamboo Curtain Straight:

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and Resolven Grange heads home with a coal train

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with a glimpse of the driver, eager for supper:

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The end:

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