Harry - Baby Gabey - pokes around with a book about fire engines, in Amandines
March Un-Madness: Bressingham Winter Gardens and More Trains, Norfolk and London - 6th March 2013
There's a quick Sunday trip to see the Bressingham Winter Gardens, with Grandad. Then, on another day's commute in to London, there's some ongoing reflection on the state of urban decay along the trackside, as well as the appearance of an unusual train at Liverpool Street Station.
next album: Mike's 40th and More Railway Dereliction, Thorpe Abbots - 16th March 2013
previous album: Railways and Demos, Ipswich, London and Cambridge - 23rd February 2013
Isobel applies some mustard to her hotdog
Spot the pigeon
Isobel opens the gate across the miniature railway
Bright red-pointed winter foliage
A stunning contrast of black and gold grasses
Isobel and Grandad roam about
Fred's got some Pampas grass
Fred manages to cover Grandad's trousers with Pampas grass seeds
Fred's hiding again (behind another hidey tree)
A carpet of spring crocii
Bright purple and orange flowers
Grandad gives Fred the 'hairy eyeball' as he sits in a wooden shed
Harry and Isobel
The pattern on a beech tree looks a lot like the pits on a Compact Disc
More purple heather and white grasses in the winter garden
Grandad hits the buffers and has a smoke
Later, in London, off Old Broad Street, runners prepare to do the 'Vertical Rush', as a jazz/oompah band plays
Tower 42, up which the Vertical Rush runners are to run
Outside Ipswich, buildings which only a few days ago were still (mostly) there are now (mostly) gone
The demolition machines have made short work of the old bacon factory warehouses
The top half of a building (under which runs some of the tracks into Liverpool Street) is a whole other mystery world
A building near Liverpool Street that looks not so much derelict as actually bombed or burnt out
A mystery door. Where does it go?
Shiny new graffiti with another new 'tag' on the block: 'Huh!'
More new graffiti above the tracks
At Liverpool Street, an unusual train is stuck in the station by a points failure. It's 975025 Caroline, apparently used by the Pope in 1982.
'Caroline', and its remote-controled Class 37 loco 'Spirit of the Lakes'