Ghosts of travellers past, or reflections from across the track? I truly cannot say.
This week’s Thursday’s Special cue is WAITING. Paula’s stunning piece of graffiti made me think about trains, and how, as a child, I seemed to spend a lot of time waiting for them, and mostly on Crewe Station. Anyone who knows about the history of railways will know that Crewe is the railway junction, gateway to the north-west of England, and one of the world’s first railway stations (completed in 1837). Being a country child, I used to find it all a bit alarming: shunting, clanking, whistles, whooshing, hissing, porters, trolleys, oil, iron, coal, steam, strangers…
By contrast, the Severn Valley Railway, seems like a dream, although all the same ingredients are there – relics of the age of steam. Strange to think that this includes me too.
28 thoughts on “Waiting At The Severn Valley Railway”
I love your relics of the age of steam, but I will never see you as one – I promise. The image is captivating with reflections or ghosts of past travelers, and even the luggage up front suggest a lot of waiting. I have one word for it – genius!
Oh, too kind! You’ve made me grin from ear to ear.
Too cute to be true? Naw, this is a beautiful picture – right down my alley!
Lovely shot. Are those your bags, Tish?
My other half would say so 🙂
Lovely memories of your childhood, and inspiring picture!
I remember it fondly, Tish 🙂 🙂 With that nice creamy yellow cliff lift.
Funicular is still functioning too, under new ownership, I gather.
Oh yes, I went on the funny-peculiar at Bridgenorth!
It is a funny-peculiar place in lots of ways 🙂
I am somewhat disappointed – I half expected to see Paddington. 😉
I love your reminiscences into your childhood. And a very interesting composition too. Good one Tish 🙂
Thanks, Jude. One of those photos that emerged after I’d taken it 🙂
I, too, am a relic of the age of steam! I love your ghosts of travellers past…..
I wish I could remember if I saw them at the time. I’m almost sure I didn’t 🙂
That is a lovely photo with a feel of past times. I love the colours – almost as if they are from old slides of some sort, like the first Kodachrome. Needless, to say that the reflection is what really makes this photo. Very nicely seen and captured.
Much appreciate your lovely comments, Otto. The photo was taken on a very dull winter’s day, but somehow it worked with the colours on the station. Though it does make me wonder how that reflection could happen at all 🙂
That is a fabulous photo Tish! The design and composition is perfect.
Thank you, Alison.
I love trains. The Providence-Worcester line runs through Uxbridge. It was also one of the first completed lines … March 12, 1844. But the station is now closed, turned into a real-estate office (a beautiful office!) and the train just whistles through town, no stopping.
Ah, the sound of a train passing through!
You could print that photo. It’s worthy of a place on the wall, if by any chance you have a place on your wall!
That’s a compliment and a half. Thank you. We do have a shortage of wall space, now that you mention it 🙂