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Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under Pam-bigbustybikerbaby.blogspot.com and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on http://www.cx-gl.org.uk/) or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A LITTLE MORE OF WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY.

When I was young I used to travel regularly on trains like these. At least once a week I used to travel either to Leamington spa or Hatton, sometimes Birmingham (Moore st which is now gone).These forays were usually trainspotting or for the natural history museum in B'ham, this was brilliant and I and a friend or two would spend hours there.Below a photo of a Pullman Restaurant carriage, these were way beyond my means in those days. On these trips all around, we would go to Stratford upon Avon station, buy a platform ticket (1d in those days) then jump on any local train all over the place,this was fine as long as you did not try to exit any of the stations you arrived at (no guards).
This car (above) is the station restaurant at Minehead.This was the first time I had been into one when we recently dropped in for a cuppa.
As you can see the carriages have been restored to a high level.
Naughty boy but i remember as a teenager trying to do some "courting" in between stations (unsuccessfully).
When traveling in these you looked out for an empty carriage but nine times out of ten, at the very next station someone else would come in.
Do you remember when carriages looked like this, with side walk ways and individual compartments connected by a moving tunnel (reminded me of a cakewalk) that used to terrify me.
Joke of the day.
Patient, Doctor, Doctor I cant stop singing the green green grass of home. The Doctor says "that sounds like Tom Jones syndrome to me",
Patient, "Is that common",
Doctor, "Its not unusual".

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