Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bridge

Oh Frank! What a fabulous picture. It would make a fantastic jigsaw puzzle!
Definitely memories of the boat, especially our final trip taking her up for brokerage as we went over two aqueducts, though nothing like this.


As a child, I used to love steam trains.
The High Street had a railway crossing, and I would go to the centre of the bridge when a steam train passed underneath and breathe in the unique smell as it puffed by.
The station was a few yards beyond the bridge, so it was a double whammy when trains were going in both directions. From my view-point I could see passengers alighting and boarding, then the whistle would blow,  they would go their separate ways, and I would enjoy the pleasure all over again.

It’s not the same now of course.
Modern trains have no personality, the drivers don’t wave or emit a stream of steam for us watching kids. Rather than crowded, most are empty as fares as so high and I remember a time when it was cheaper to catch a train than the bus.

This picture brings forth an image of a steam train about to cross the bridge on its way to wherever, totally timeless in my mind.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bridge

  1. jansenphoto says:

    Thank you so much! Wonderful description of the experience of trains, as they used to be!

  2. Great sharing! Creative interpretation.

  3. Pingback: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 83 – Dutch goes the Photo!

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