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 and wacky sense of humour 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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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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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