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  • Posted Feb. 18, 2010 by Mel in Places. Viewed 3542 times
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Why is the weather always like this when I decide to take a day's leave from work ?!

Bleak countryside of Yorkshire.

The snowy weather is back but we didn't let that stop us going out for a drive on our day off from work.

Oxenhope Worth Valley Railway was our destination. Britain's last remaining complete heritage branch line runs from Keighley to Oxenhope.

Oxenhope is a beautiful example of an Edwardian station, complete with coal fire and authentic advertising signs from the era.

Two return fares ….. not at authentic Edwardian prices !

The platform at Oxenhope, with period lights and milk churns.

One of the old railway carriages has been turned into a small cafe.

The ‘tea room’ cafe.

How many of my fellow Brits remember when train carriages were like this ?

Even standard class had style in those days.

It's actually makes a quaint little cafe and sitting there took me right back to my childhood days when I used to travel by train with my parents.

And what else could I have for lunch but a British Rail pie and a mug of tea ?!

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      2010.03.01 Edited

      Re 13: and you survived to tell the tale? I don't think I'd like the UK railway experience today. Thirty years ago, I used to take the train every day (when it worked) to Dulwich in South London. I don't recall the carriages being so attractive and definitely not that clean.

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      2010.02.23 Edited

      Nice set, such an awesome idea with the train car

      Thats what usually happens with me to..........The Weather!!