Monday, 16 November 2015

East Lancs Railway Steam Gala

Well it was off to Burrs Court CC site again, this time to visit the Autumn Steam Gala on the East Lancs Railway. We had our quickest run up there ever at just under three hours!
We were soon set up on pitch 68, which gives us a super view of the railway, then it was off for dinner with Kathy, Robert and Dennis the Dog.

On the Thursday it was a good day so we set off through Clitheroe, Gisburn, Long Preston, past the Ribblehead Viaduct and on to Hawes where we visited the Wensleydale Cheese factory and museum.
Here we watched cheese being made, and sampled lots of it.
Proper Lancashire Scenery

Ribblehead Viaduct

The Yorkshire Scenery is superb

From there we went on to Asgarth, over the pass to Grassington, Skipton and home.
an excellent day out where we sawlotsof wonderful scenery.

You do noy see road blocks like this very often!

Friday was market day in Bury, so we spent some time wandering around there.
In the evening we went on the 'Red Ribbon Pullman Dining train' where we had a superb dinner. An expensive trip, but really worthwhile.

Transport to and from Bury Station

I spent Saturday wandering around Bury Station, enjoying looking at all the different engines.


I particularly enjoyed the Automatic train, which has a steam engine in between two coaches.

The Automatic Train

In the afternoon Kathy, Rob and Dennis came down for a barbecue.

We spent Sunday watching trains going upand down the line before adjourning for Sunday Dinner with Kathy and Rob.

Lizzie was in the mood for shopping on the Monday, so we spent time in the Rock shopping centre in Bury, and spent far too much on new clothes for us both.

We left on Tuesday and again were home in less than three and a half hours.

A good trip, even if it was a rather short one!

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