The Scarborough Spa Express Steam Train York to Scarborough


I know it happens every year – in one form or another there will be steam specials on the line between York and Scarborough – but it evokes a special sort of nostalgia in me. You may just find me on a bridge somewhere with a camera pointing at a feint plume of smoke and steam in the distance anticipated the smell and rumble of the locomotive as it passes beneath me on it’s way to the coast.

Ahhh – Dinky Toys

These are, apparently, “always toys for boys”. I remember eagerly anticipating a blue tractor and plough and bursting into tears when I found it was out of stock at the only local stockist.

Jon Snow also has fond memories of these model cars – recalled in his blog