Firing up on the Ratty

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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.



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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.