Firing up on the Ratty
Wednesday 29 August 2012
They say there is a pyromaniac in all of us, and recently Tony's inner fire-raiser was given full rein on a return visit to the Ravenglass railway. What is cut down must be burnt up, despite a soggy substrata that required a mini-canal to drain surface water away from the chosen fire-ground. Fortunately the wind carried the smoke away from the track, so ex-chairman Peter and his fellow-drivers could continue timetabled services without interruptions, or respirators.
Tony is able to report that Mr Mills and his significantly better half are now installed in permanent accommodation at Dalegarth (right end-terrace in the photo), although the latter is still commuting.