30 June 2009

More holiday pics

In my last post I said I would show more holiday pics from our holiday last week in Cumbria. Last Wednesday we travelled to the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. We drove there instead of taking the network train over there, but although the scenery driving through the hills was stunning there were very few places to stop and take in the view.

The railway is a small scale one and runs trains from spring through to autumn. The first engine was a diesel, quite a new one having been built in 2005 which returned from running the first train of the day to Dalegarth station. The engine that pulled the train we were on was the River Irt, named after the river that the line runs beside. Dalegarth station has fantastic views of Scafell Pike, which is the highest mountain in England and we took a while to visit the mill in the nearby village. We returned on another train pulled by River Esk, a lot easier journey going downhill.It was a great day out and well worth the trip over west coast to ride on the trains.

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