Like many of us, Lenny the LNER engine was feeling just a bit down in the dumps. Ever since he'd arrived at his new home he'd been confined to quarters under lockdown... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2kpQxXOPLk
29th November, 2020 I have a new friend, another eBay refugee… Meet LNER, J72 class, number 68745 or "Lenny" as I think I’m going to call him. Him? Yes, most locomotives would be "her" but this one just looks like a "him" to me so "him" it is. Lenny is a Palitoy “Mainline” model from … Continue reading Another eBay Refugee
It was minus five the garden this morning, minus five Celsius that is, not garden chairs or bamboo bean-poles. Judging by the cloudless sky it looked like it was going to be a nice sunny day but the clouds arrived in short order and put paid to that. In a way I’m glad I suppose, … Continue reading Staying at home 3: A brief spell of normality in a crazy world.
I grew up in the Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted where for the early part of my life my parents and I lived with my mother's parents in George Street at number 130. There are two roads here, in this particular part of the town, not in the town itself, George Street and Ellesmere Road, both … Continue reading Railways