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Country diary: full steam ahead for cask-strength nostalgia

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Goathland, North York Moors: The vintage train station and its surroundings are undeniably funThe huffing sound of the approaching beast comes rolling and ricocheting through the valley. We scramble to our feet; the kids playing in the meadow below run over to a rise where they can see the tracks; excitement builds. But the rapid-fire chugging of the engine sounds closer than it really is. A minute or two later the noise abruptly cuts out, lost somewhere in the sinuous curves of the gorge, but we know what’s coming – a good old-fashioned steam-powered locomotive. Related: How to see five UK national parks by public transport Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/09/country-diary-full-steam-ahead-for-cask-strength-nostalgia

Author : Carey Davies

Publish date : 2019-09-09 04:30:01

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