Thursday, 17 February 2011
Rarely seen on SDP - a portrait of a person! It's not so scary photographing people at events like the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway's Steam Gala Weekend - the volunteers seem to welcome it. There are probably many photos of this train driver on the Web! There were hundreds of photographers around and he affably leaned out of his cab to chat to a passer-by. Handsome man, don't you think? It's a cliché that all little boys want to be train drivers - well, some of them manage it! And as a visitor you get a real sense of the love that all the volunteers have for their work on the railway. They all play their parts with relish: the ticket-sellers, the train drivers, the station masters and all those who run around doing the less visible jobs that together make the venture such a success. Someone told me that KWVR have a hostel and people come to stay on working holidays to help with the restoration of the engines and rolling stock. I salute them all.