And quite randomly down again today. Having stayed in yesterday, I was determined to do something today, even though there was a lot of rain around. After only a little bit of dithering, I decided a trip to the National Railway Museum in York would do the job. It was raining when I left home, but was dry when I arrived in York. That didn’t last, as within minutes of me entering the museum, it started to seriously rain – I could hear it hitting the roof of the Station Hall, and the odd bit of thunder was pretty loud, too…
So I spent a pleasant few hours wandering around, watching some of the videos, reading information boards, looking at some quite magnificent engines and taking photographs. As I wasn’t going to leave in a hurry, and I generally like to spend some money at the museum, I had lunch in the cafe in the Great Hall. I’d selected a sandwich and a bottle of local beer (small brewery located inside the city wall, must investigate them further at some point), when I spotted the fancy sausage rolls, so I had one of those as well:
More photos were taken, including this one of the nicely streamlined Duchess of Hamilton, currently placed in what I can’t help thinking of as Mallard‘s spot.
Once I’d finished my wander, I took a quick walk through the rain to the station and got the next train home to an altogether drier Newcastle.
 Entry is free, and it’s well worth either buying something or making a donation to help keep it going