Saturday, 9 November 2013

Steam dreams

Before even getting dressed this morning, Small wanted to do some more detective work.  This time he was finding words and writing them on his sheet.

Write the room - sight words
Then it was off to one of my favourite free venues, the National Railway Museum in York.  I was particularly looking forward to our visit today as I just caught a snippet on the local news last night which let me know I hadn't missed the six remaining A4 Pacifics all together.  In case I haven't mentioned it before I'm a big steam train fan, as is housemate, so he, Small and I all enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see them all.

The NRM is also very wheelchair friendly (well, when the lifts are working anyway!), so it's somewhere housemate can go without having to worry about access issues.

Sir Nigel Gresley
Housemate and Small
It was nice to see Bittern again.  The last time I saw her she was still in bits, down in Hampshire at the Watercress Line, awaiting restoration.

Dominion of Canada, once called Woodcock
The Dominion of Canada looked nice and spruce, and much better than when she arrived at Liverpool.

Dominion of Canada 60010 at Liverpool
Small and I went and had a look inside the cab of "Dwight D Eisenhower".

Inside the cab of Dwight D Eisenhower
The Union of South Africa
L-R  Bittern, Mallard, Dominion of Canada
Sir Nigel Gresley

Dwight D Eisenhower

Union of South Africa


Dominion of Canada

For some reason the photo I took of Mallard's board was blurred, but just so she's not left out, I've added a photo of her name plate.   A great educational day out.

Until next time. x

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