28th June 2014
On my bike-train-bike trip back from Worcester I thought I'd try to take photos of canal from the train. I took two which, amazingly, came out rather well (if I say so myself). Shortly after leaving Worcester Foregate Street Station we crossed the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. A few milliseconds later with the shutter and the greenery would have obscured the shot. There's the entrance to Lowesmoor Basin on the right.
A diesel loco pulled up on my platform with a load of stone, so I put the lid on the food and took a couple of photos. Back in the waiting room out of the cold I became aware of a strange hissing noise above the sound of the diesel. Then the unmistakeable whistle of a steam loco. Where was it? About five platforms away, that's where.
Wasn't me that went a swimming. - Initial turnout for the Pie and Pea was better than anticipated considering how much snow had fallen. But we had a couple of turnarounders (is that a word?...
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