OK so this post may be a bit twee but we did pass a couple of pleasant hours of a summer afternoon at or on the local steam railway. It is run by a charitable trust and much of the site reflects its mid-twentieth century hey-day. The photographs below include the train we went on.

smoke and steam

Apart from the possibility of a leisurely train ride in the countyside (on a rather short stretch of track, it has to be said) it is possible to walk alongside the track on a local cycle/foot path. There you can see the signals change and even see the wires move that pull the mechanism – if you are alert enough and know where to look. made for a wired-up ageat the station