Monday, 26 August 2019


Steam engine and carriages at Oxenhope Station, Keighly and Worth Valley Railway



Taken For Granted said...

So good to see these old steam engines still running. It was another era.

Toffeeapple said...

My partner and I were looking for a steam loco two days ago but the advertised times kept changing so we missed it. But then, it was the Duchess of Sutherland whom we have seen so many times. I wonder if she is becoming slightly tarty?

Susan said...

I LOVE all trains, but especially steam trains. My husband and I used to chase one of the trains on it's route through the mountains. It's a sport here. LOL This photo is so great with the clear color contrasts and composition.

Lea said...

Great photo!
I am also a leukemia survivor - AML - 5 years in remission! That is much longer than my doctors expected me to live, and I give thanks to the Good Lord every day. I don't think I could have made the journey without my faith in God to strengthen me.
I was evaluated for a stem cell transplant, but because of my age and other health issues the survivor rate for me was not as good as yours, so I decided against it.
The leukemia is still there, hiding in my bone marrow and I could relapse at any time, but I have learned to live one day at a time, leaning on Jesus as my hope for the future.
I hope you have a long happy life!
Lea @ Lea's Menagerie
Mississippi, USA

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Everyone. I'm back at home and up and running. The transplant, accompanied by medication, seems to be working. Because I am in what our government has designated as the 'shielded' group during the pandemic (exceptionally vulnerable on health grounds) for a long time I was not 'allowed' out of my house for any reason, not even to go shopping! This has eased now and although the shielding has been extended until August, we shielded people are now encouraged to go out for walks. Message in a Milk Bottle can start again! First picture will be posted tomorrow (1st June 2020).

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Taken for Granted. I was even treated to a ride on one of the steam trains last year. I travelled first class in one direction and third on the way home. Very different experiences. It was a great day out.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Toffeeapple. I really can't comment on The Duchess of Sutherland! I did enjoy visiting the trains on this line though and look forward to doing so again once the pandemic is over.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Susan. I wonder why it is that we find trains so attractive - but we do! As for the composition of this picture, I think I should share the credit with whoever chose to put a fence in exactly this place where one can stand to see the trains so well.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Lea. Thank you for leaving this message. I had two rounds of chemo and they didn't work. So then I had another round, along with the stem cell transplant. Still the leukaemia was there, though zapped back considerably. That was a bit of a disappointing shock. I was then given a drug which is not on the open market yet 'on compassionate grounds' along with being told that the mutation I had was a very persistent kind and tricky to get rid of. But the combination of the transplant and the medication seem to have worked and each bone marrow biopsy is now coming back as negative - ie, no sign of the disease. Which is brilliant! But I do know it can lurk in our bodies and also that I've been allocated this drug for only two years. I don't know what happens at the end of that time but until then I count myself as very fortunate. As for age . . . one of the other patients told me that if we had lived in a different part of the country we would have been excluded on age grounds. I don't know what the age categories are . . . but I did have to have heart and lung tests before the transplant to make sure I was strong enough.
I hope you are still thriving.