Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday 8 June - Welshpool and Llanfair Railway Crossing Project - Day 1

I met Charles early this morning and we drove to Llanfair Caereinion where the railway was getting ready for the first trainload of tourists. Today I rode the balcony of each service train between Llanfair and Welshpool, three in each direction. This has given me a good idea of the line and its crossings.  There are a number of crossings that are difficult to spot as they have been abandoned and lost in the undergrowth.  Tomorrow I will walk part of the line,
There is a Victorian letter box at Llanfair statiion. The Post Office casme around a week or so ago and repainted it,
The Earl taking water at Welshpool
Getting ready to make another journey over the line
The river Banwy at Llanfair is beautiful - when it is not in flood.
At the end of the day Earl is being readied for shut down..
While I was hard at work Mary was holding down things at home in Shrewsbury.  It seems that one of the mother ducks in the Quarry has lost control of her brood and they were scattered throughout the gardens.  They were running along the paths and several walkers were surprised to find themselves surrounded by small ducklings.  By contrast the mother duck from the other brood was managing nicely albeit with the help of the father duck.

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