we arrived at Thurnescoe and parked in the old station car park, it looked find. We had come to visit Terry in the hope of getting the eberspatcher fixed, however his friend the engineer had not returned from holiday as expected. I phoned Terry and was told we were in fact only a few hundred yards away from his house, fearing for our safety he insisted we would be better off behind locked gates in his drive. Terry and Ann welcomed us into their home, in the morning we managed a quick repair to a damaged gas locker door and Terry loaded the van with screws and sealent, both of which came in usefull later on.
With a full compliment of screws, water and a bag of super eating apples from the garden we left in the morning, poor Terry had to go and get a tooth out. I hope he feels better now.
Being so close we headed for York where we visited the National Railway Museum
What a super place, the main engine shed is huge with exhibits from all ages including the train used in the building of the channel tunnel. an immaculate workshop was in the throws of renovating the flying scotsman.
Moving onward we passed rapidly north past middlesbourgh, Newcastle and Gateshead, through part of the Northumbrian National Park to arrive in Scotland
Coldstream, the place where the Coldstream Guards were formed is a splended village next to a river.
moving on we parked overnight 20 miles outside of Edinburgh. Next morning we carried on into the City, parking was expencive £6.40 for an hour as we took up two bays,
so only stayed long enough to walk along Princes street and through the park.
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