On today’s Dalesman the 8F, or loco to be confirmed, turned out to be 35018 British India Line, seen here approaching Lunds viaduct, between Garsdale and Aisgill. Not that I’m complaining about the engine, far from it; I was delighted to hear BIL’s whistle and not the 8Fs – if only the sun had shone!
Fortunately there are a few more chances to get some sunlight and steam on the S&C in the coming weeks – watch this space, as they say. Off to see something completely different tomorrow; the colliery railway at Beamish. At least it’s only a 15 minute drive – if the sun goes out!!
Above is the link to Part I of my memories of footplate life in the 1960s. The book about my lifetime of involvement with matters railway is still available on Amazon – Below, is the link to that work.
Steam Age Daydreams began in 2014 and since then over 600 blogs have appeared on all manner of railway topics. They are all still available to read in the ‘Archive’ section. I am writing this to let you all know that when the existing webhosting contract expires in December there are, currently, no plans to renew it – Steam Age Daydreams will cease.