Twelve months in twenty four photographs
The Ascot estate – perchance this is where the wee folk live?
Obstruction! Danger! Following a storm fallen trees block the Welshpool & Leanfair Light Railway (W&LLR) near the summit of Golfa Bank.
Drilling brake blocks at the W&LLR. That ancient radial arm drill was condemned later in the year and has been replaced by a new machine.
A rather handsome clivia flower.
The Beast From The East froze the Grand Union Canal in Linslade.
The sheep ignore Countess storming up Coppice Lane Bank and carry on grazing.
No, this isn’t a scene from the Great War but a start on rebuilding the section of the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway from Stonehenge Works to Mundays Hill.
Deep in the Chilterns lies Hoo Wood brick kiln.
The good weather had arrived. The guard of the 13:00 departure from Llanfair Caereion stands in the shade while he reads the news paper.
Leisure by W H Davies
WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
Removing the right side cylinder of 699.01, Sir Drefaldwyn, for re-boring.
A peaceful stroll alongside the canal. On the other side of the water the sheep are harmlessly passing their time in the grassland away.
John Varley giving a master class in vertical welding.
Yet another scorching hot afternoon and under that big sky the barley is ripening and the trains on the West Coast Main Line keep rolling on.
A bit of photo trickery. Who said that the camera cannot lie ?
The original picture was taken at Welshpool Raven Square station.
Plenty of clouds but still no sign of any rain. The combine harvesters are busy in the fields below Beacon Hill.
Small train in a big landscape. The Earl passes Sign Hut Curve with a train for Welshpool on the first day of the W&LLR’s annual steam gala.
It’s 21:00 and dark outside. The fireman’s face is illuminated by the glow from the firebox.
Late September in Mid Wales; the leaves are beginning to turn from green to yellow. The briar rose has finished flowering and hips are forming. Former GWR locomotive number 823, Countess, seems to be making light work of the 1 in 29 gradient.
Geese swimming along the Aylesbury arm of the Grand Union Canal
The Earl storms up Golfa Bank with a goods train. The W&LLR had been chartered by Timeline Events to run three days of photo charter trains.
Sunrise as seen from the back bedroom window the time was just after 7 o’clock on 14th November.
CNC Milling Machine in action in the railway workshops at Llanfair Caereinion.
Peering through the trees towards All Saints church.
Betwixt the trees near Old Linslade