Monday 14 September 2015

Vintage Railway Nostalgia

I don't know about you, but it is the strangest things that make me feel nostalgic.  On our recent holiday we visited the Nene Valley Railway, a heritage steam railway near Peterborough.

Was it the steam engines that made me feel nostalgic?

No!  Was it the old station buildings that made me feel nostalgic?

No!  In actual fact it was the wee cardboard tickets that took me straight back to train journeys of my youth - how weird is that!  Do you remember the clunky noise made when the ticket was issued at the station?

Anyway, we had a lovely time wandering around looking at all the lovely vintage bits and pieces.

Lots of old engines lying around waiting to be cared for by the team of volunteers who do an amazing job at Nene Valley Railway.  (We didn't get to see Thomas as he was in for repairs.)

There's a great wee cafe and a lovely shop selling all sorts of wonderful things.

It was lovely and relaxing taking the journey on the steam train - no rush - just letting the noises and smells of the steam engine bring back lots of fabulous memories of trips with my parents.  Hope you enjoy this nostalgic video.

Love, Liz


mamasmercantile said...

We took the children on the Santa express, a great trip and a lovely station.

Mac n' Janet said...

I love vintage trains and we always try and find one to ride when we come to England.

Unknown said...

We love train rides here too! In fact, my husband proposed to me on one. It was very romantic:)

Connie said...

I love this. Wow! So Thomas is an actual real live train!! Beautiful photos.

The Vintage Knitter said...

I love steam railways; they're so evocative and a good history lesson for the kids too.