amazing what people leave lying about

daffy2
daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
edited 26. Jul 2013, 15:58 in Community Chit-chat archive
Last night after work I went to the allotment to do the watering and found a train parked at the end of the plot.
OK not quite what it seems but a little odd nonetheless.There is a line that runs along the edge of the site, which closed at the end of the eighties, and has been taken on by a preservation group.Recently they have been running(empty) strings of carriages up the line and back, but usually they are parked further up the line.It's something of a full circle as when I first took the plot on nearly 30 years ago they were still running grain trains to the local maltings, and my children used to wave to the guard. If I was visiting a friend nearby we could go and talk to him as the train had to stop for a manual level crossing at the bottom of her garden. It's good to see it back in use, but oh dear the old diesels are not the most fragrant of beasties!

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It all sounded rather lovely until I got to the last sentence :roll: You're right, daffy. Not at all fragrant and probably nor really wanted near an allotment.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,679
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ah

    Made me feel quite nostalgic daffy2 :?

    We have a 'line' which still runs for tourists most weekends near here.

    even if they are a bit smelly :wink:

    love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Compared to what people leave lying about in our front garden that sounds rather idyllic! I wonder why the carriage was abandoned like that? I can feel a story coming on . . . . . . DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There are several carriages DD and they were still there today. I imagine it is something to do with needing space at the station and so having to park surplus items elsewhere, but I do wonder about the wisdom of their current situation given that the summer holidays have now started and there are bored youngsters roaming around. Some years ago there was a craze for picking up the ballast off the track and lobbing it at greenhouses and coldframes....
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,679
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Ah

    Made me feel quite nostalgic daffy2 :?

    We have a 'line' which still runs for tourists most weekends near here.

    even if they are a bit smelly :wink:

    love

    Toni xxx


    The trains not tourists :oops:
    Love

    Toni xxx