Hi Again All. A second post for me today and it is T is for Tuesday at Elizabeth's blog where we are invited to join the Tuesday gang with a drinks related post.
I am never too sure what time the tea gathering starts as we are in different time zones so I thought it best to post now then it won't get mixed up with tomorrow's offerings. Happy T Day to all who visit.
Here is Vic holding a special coffee cup. It is one of many that we have bought on the Carlisle to Settle railway--- we get on in Leeds way south of Settle to go up to visit daughter Linda. The buffet trolley service is run by volunteers and the sandwiches and other good are made by them. Someone else gets on with the buffet as well and that person knows everything about this famous railway and you can ask questions or buy a beautiful book about the line.
If you go here you can learn all the history so I won't go into that in my post.
I would just like to say that way back in the 1980's the line was threatened with closure and many of us joined in a protest to keep it open and used the line as much as we could. As I lived quite a way from Carlisle it did mean longer journeys but it was worth using the line in the end because in 1989 the government decided to keep it open. At the moment it is closed because of the terrible floods in 2015/16 that damaged parts to the track and the structure but it is due to open again in March 2017. To celebrate the reopening the newly refurbished steam train the Flying Scotsman will make a journey on it.
Many books have been written about the horrors the 6,000 men and their families suffered in the bleak area as they built the line and the wonderful viaduct that still stands just as proudly today.
Love Chrissie xx