Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Train Chasing and Garden Centreing

We’ve certainly said goodbye to the excellent weather of the first few days of the month. Monday was a strange day. It tried to rain for most of the day but at its worst it wasn’t much more then drizzle and it didn’t do any more than dampen the surface of the soil.

Tuesday was the better of the two days with some sunny spells. We went chasing steam and heritage diesel trains around York with the intention of visiting a few garden centres in between each train.
Our first train was the White Rose from London Kings Cross to York hauled by a heritage diesel locomotive D9009 Alycidon. After lunch we moved on to the north of York to capture 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley returning to York from its excursion north to Edinburgh.
This was our view out of the car window!
We didn’t even manage to spot the train as we were engulfed in the midst of a torrential downpour. We were soaked. By the time the rain eased a little the roads were flooded. We almost decided to head for home and dry out. We chose to stop for coffee and see what the weather did.

The weather did brighten up and after a couple of garden centre visits we headed off to see 60163 Tornado heading the White Rose back to London Kings Cross from York.

When this happens you know it’s not your day!
Luckily our garden centre visits were a little more productive and we found some plants to add to both our outdoor and indoor collections.

1 comment:

  1. The trains look magnificent! What a day! But rain do rejuvenate the plants !


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