This is a replica of ‘Stephenson’s Rocket’ placed in the Main Hall at the National Railway Museum, York. I don’t believe this is a working model, however…….
this one was sitting outside on the tracks, so I can only presume this one is a functioning version – it certainly looked the part.
A height for the young conifers to aspire to. Perhaps they’ll make it, perhaps they’ll be cut down to make our lives more comfortable. Not quite suitable for Christmas trees perhaps, but maybe a wood chip board or two for furniture or building works.
Definitely a sign that Spring is imminent (I don’t care what anyone says, Spring will not be with me until the end of second week of March). These catkins belong to the (Common) Hazel Corylus avellana.
A train from China – Chinese Government Railways Steam Locomotive 4-8-4 KF Class No 7.
I think greasy little fingers have been at play on the number.