The Embsay + Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
What a great school holiday job!
View of Embsay Crag from our first-class compartment!
Lynne and Louisa on the footpath from the station to Bolton Abbey. You can see Beamsley Beacon (393 metres), a prominent landmark in Lower Wharfedale, in the distance.
River Wharfe and Bolton Abbey Old Bridge
Ruins of Bolton Abbey by the River Wharfe
Helicopter at the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey
Arriving at the station we were pleased to see our steam train waiting at the platform. As we slowly chugged back to Embsay my mind drifted back to another steam railway we had experienced while travelling in northern India. In 1994 Lynne, Louisa, Susie and I enjoyed a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway India 1994
Susie and Louisa with Dad on the DHR train at Ghum
View of Darjeeling with the Himalayas in the background
View of Kanchenjunga 8,586 metres ( 28,169 feet) above sea level from Darjeeling
Louisa, Susie with Lynne and David on a Darjeeling tea plantation India 1994
Susie and Louisa by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway steam engine in Ghum India 1994
**** I am going to end this blog with a photo of Kanchenjunga I took at sunrise. We had travelled from Darjeeling to Gangtok in Sikkim. I wrote a poem entitled 'Kanchenjunga Dawn' which you can find in the 'Poetry' section of my website.
**** In the gallery 'Travel Scrapbook Double Pages', within 'Scrapbooking', you can see a page entitled 'All Aboard!' which is about our trip on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
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