The final Wednesday
steam working of the 2003 season (excluding special events) so
I decided to take a ride. I had previously found some shots I
took at Froghall in December 1993, almost 10 years ago - can
it really be that long?
are dramatic to say the least!
Steam in the
valley with the S160 on duty and starting the runround procedure.
It is becoming
increasingly difficult to find anything different now so I decided
to go for the period look of sepia and black and white. 5197
poses while the points are changed.
A sneak shot
through the trees.
a mug of coffee from the the Buffet Car, it was a charming trip
to Cheddleton where 68030 was on display.
No visit to
the Boat Inn today as I decided to try the food at the newly
opened Cafeteria at Froghall, talk about a room with a view.
The food was very good.
I had about
45 minutes to kill while waiting for the return train so I decided
to go for a walk and see the remnants of some local history.
The bridge parapet of the line running from Froghall Junction
to the canal basin can still be seen by the bus shelter at the
entrance to Bolton's car park. This shot is of Froghall Tunnel
at the Southern end of the Cauldon Canal. It has just reopened
after remedial works to the canal bank and does look somewhat
5197 returned from
Cheddleton and prepared for the next run, again the passengers
were watching the proceedings with fascinated interest.