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Flying Scotsman……..trial run to Oxenhope

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IMGP1542.jpgOn the 31 March 2017 I shall be making the trip from Oxenhope (West Yorkshire) to Carlisle via the Ribblehead Viaduct aboard the Flying Scotsman (had to remortgage the house to buy tickets)……..but as my mother used to say “there are no pockets in shrouds so get the money spent”.

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Anyway, I decided to have a trial run to Oxenhope station this morning to check out parking and departure details on the day. So in awful wet weather my wife and I set out for the station, and arrived in equally unpleasant wet weather.

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Having parked up the car we wandered on to the platform to see a small steam train with several carriages and quite a number of people milling about. One of the “officials” approached us and asked could he help as the station was closed today. He then explained that three people were having the “Footplate Experience”…

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