Thursday, 1 January 2009

New Year's Day!

Today we went to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley for a New Year's Day Steam Train Ride

We took the 12.30

It was so so cold out so the steam looked fantastic, curling around the old train

We left Butterley Station on our round trip

E made a train-and-carriage of her own with the tickets

The inside of the train was wonderful

So was the view outside

Everything was so frosty and silvery, it looked magical mingling with the steam from the train

We stopped at Swanwick Junction, where they have a museum and other things to do

including Brittain Pit Farm:

(a farm built on the site of an old pit)

where they have rabbits, ducks, geese, and a goat in a coat

Then it was time to go back up the line to Butterley

Hope you had a wonderful first day of the year!