Saturday, 16 January 2010
This train made an appearance in a field not far from my home. It is a 1929 engine named "Bullseye" which was rotting in a farm on the other side of the city. The farmer who owns the land adjacent to the now defunct local railway station has a love of British engineering and a collection of tractors and lorries from the 1930's to 1950's.
It has become quite an attraction to people in the area and is situated on original railtracks and took 6 men and 5 hours to transport it across the city and get it in situ.
It makes me smile each time I pass it. It is a train waiting for a station which locals are calling for to be re-opened.