Monday, September 21, 2009

Me and My Boy

Went up to Temple Newsam with our radio controlled boat, had it years but it was gathering dust. Anyway, you can see how much he enjoyed it.


This is what my dads neck looks like after his operation.

They clamped of the carotid artery and opened it up the clean it out. Apparently it doesn't hurt him at all! Click on the pic for more stapled neck detail!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Dad

Has had a second stroke

fortunately only a minor one this time, he didn't even really realise at first thinking he'd slept on his arm funny.

He's now in hospital, undergoing tests, and there is some talk of surgery. A blockage in his caratoid artery they want to remove.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Oliver Cromwell in Crossgates!

Engine number 70013 Oliver Cromwell pulling the Scarborough Flyer.

And on the return journey later that day.

One of 55 of the "Britannia" class, Oliver Cromwell was built at Crewe Works, being completed on 30 May 1951. 70013 was initially allocated to Norwich depot (BR shed code 32A) on the Eastern Region of British Railways and employed on London to Norwich expresses. The locomotive is notable as one of the four steam locomotives which worked the last steam railtour on British Rail in 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban.