Friday, 8 January 2016

Very Civilised


This is how admin' should be done...

"Lovely day for it."


But of course, I couldn't leave it at that, could I?....A real live engine driver to chat to? 
In fact the whole nonchalant 'man at ease with his paperwork' shot is an artifice.....As if he wouldn't have spotted me? 
So the Bure Heritage line pay many thousands in ground rent to the council. The money should be ring fenced for essential maintenance,  but of course....
And then there's the whole banked line that needs raising up by 4"; and new sleepers to go in. Clearing of the trees lineside, so the paying punters can see the views. There was a prodigous crop of light loving primroses; after coppicing was carried out the previous Winter, the local farmer had never seen the like. 
We commiserated re' the shoddy quality of modern fence posts...It's more the wire holding up the posts than vice versa as it should be....He couldn't show me the engine badges as one of the volunteers was restoring them at home. and so on and so forth ...

I promised to return for a ride one day; but there was a bus to catch from rather, excessively marina'd Wroxham. Very healthy Swan population residing by the King's Head there....Could feed a good few folks if essential supplies are ever cut off by rising waters....I'm sure Queenie would understand...

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