Hmm, back down again today.
As it looked like being a much nicer day today – certainly nicer than the persistent, and moderately heavy, rain that set in yesterday evening, I decided to get it together and go out. After some dithering, I settled on Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon. While I’ve been to the main NRM in York many times, I’d never quite got round to going to Shildon. Getting there does require some planning if you want to take the train from Newcastle. You need to change at Darlington and get the Bishopline service which runs to Bishop Auckland. These run at most one per hour, with odd gaps here and there, so get your timing right. Remarkably, I did get the timing right, and got to Shildon without any trouble.
I’ll do a longer post with more pictures later, but for now, here’s where I walked when I got there:
All that walking around came to 2.65 miles, which isn’t bad at all.
And your quick picture for now is of this lovely Deltic prototype:
Shutter speed: 1/50s
Focal length: 50mm
Location: 54° 37.4539′ 0″ N 1° 37.8378′ 0″ W
Taken: 7 July, 2012