Salford (Via Trafford Park), 3rd September 2018
This is the place
where mighty ships cargo
lay resting after its journey
after a long ride on the waves
Men toiled in the heat
as silent shipping crates
moved to the sound of the warehouse mice
avoiding the company cat
Inwards and Out
the orders of the day
some on road – some on rail
having come in from sail
To be changed in an instant
to wear or to eat
grain for the flour mill
or silk for the mayors seat
Changes in time led to changes afoot
as sons and daughters move on in their new fancy boots
dancing away to a shanty or two
like their elders before them – they think that its new!
as things go, the way the tram lines
rails are aligned
as they have to be a certain distance for the
light rapid transport to be powered by
leading off to the destination ahead
Having visited the National Railway Museum in York today, I’ve been inspired to write this Tritina in honour of the railways….enjoy . P.S. Comes with Flying Scotsman Pic!
Opposite the Flying Scotsman – Bill, Nigel and Joe
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The Horses came down the country Roads
Delivering by cart Black gold – Coal
To move the Iron Horse by Steam
And these mighty horses – fuelled by coal
Moved across rails on road
Powered by steam
Wheels of steel moved by steam
Replaced wagons on road
using engines fuelled by coal
In response to the prompt Nothin’ But A Good Time
20th January 2016
If I had a free day tomorrow and the weather was fine, I’d pack my camera, wallet and a picnic lunch and take myself on a Train Ride.
My National Travel Card gives me access to the Buses either free or at concessionary rate across the UK and my Railcard can take me from John O Groats to Lands End, if that’s where I want to go.
Oldham Museum and Art Gallery
If I go via the Manchester Metrolink System – I could be visiting Bury’s various museums within the hour, The Lancashire Fusiliers Museum is a mere stones throw from the station, or I could get on the Oldham & Rochdale line and visit Rochdale’s Pioneer Museum – Dedicated to the work of the Co-Operative Movement in the town.
Head on the train, if the weather was fine – and I could be promenading down the seafront at either Prestatyn to the west or Blackpool , Southport or Morecambe to the north. However, as it’s still winter in Northwest England i’ll apply some Blue Sky Thinking and go in a few weeks when (hopefully) the weather has improved.
Thing is – where am I on Thursday Afternoon ?
I’ll be here – on the banks of the Manchester ship canal – at Imperial War Museum North – doing a volunteer shift 🙂
Roll on Weekend….:)