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By Ericsamson
Images of Corfe Castle and Swanage Railway Stations captured at quiet moments and dredged up from the archives. (Have no fear, Matron and I are observing the lockdown and have not strayed from Samson Towers since the beginning of 'the crisis' except to make essential shopping trips and take our permitted daily constipational ... ? ... ! ... constitutional.)

The final version is a detail of the poster that can be seen in the lead on the left hand side of the shelter next to the signal box. The irony is striking! On a positive note there is a signalman in the box and therefore hope that a train is on its way and that normal service will be resumed. Unlike yesterday I shall endeavour to upload the versions at the same time as the lead! 🥴

Many thanks for the generous responses to yesterday's bit of silliness and very best wishes to you all.
Off for a quick walk and then to the shed! Back later all being well to catch up with comments etc! G 🙂

Tags: Corfe castle Landscape and travel Swanage steam railway Railway poster

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Lovely shots
Doesn't it make you want to be out there?

Colin Smile

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6 Apr 2020 1:30PM
Yes Colin it does ... but never mind KBO and all that ! 🙂
Stay safe - lovely photos from Venice. Will return to them later! 👍 😀
6 Apr 2020 1:46PM
Stunning shots😎
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2247 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 1:47PM
I wonder if the village still has its delightfully quirky little museum? Probably 60 years since I was last there...
ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
6 Apr 2020 1:48PM
Excellent set ...take care out there
mistere Plus
7 6 3 England
6 Apr 2020 1:53PM
Lovely shots young Graham. A very beautiful part of the world, one that Management and I
visit regularly. Enjoy your constitutional, hope none of the passages are blocked BlushBlush

6 Apr 2020 2:26PM
At first I was thinking: "I thought the castle was bigger than that?" Then I turned to V1.

A nicely little reportage here, Graham.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
6 Apr 2020 2:29PM
Very nostalgic, Graham, especially the lead. Never actually got to Corfe or its castle, but did visit Swanage on the Weymouth holiday, back in February 2017. Did have a wander around its station, and took a few images, including a steam loco parked up there 👍
Trev 😀
Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
6 Apr 2020 2:36PM
Lovely set Graham!

mac Plus
18 7 Scotland
6 Apr 2020 3:01PM
I visited the castle many years ago but missed the railway station. More my loss from your image as it looks well worth photographing. I find V1 is my favourite as it includes the castle and the railway.
6 Apr 2020 3:01PM
Super set Graham,
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
6 Apr 2020 3:28PM
Good set of images Graham. I particularly like V1
6 Apr 2020 3:36PM
An interesting set, great images.
6 Apr 2020 3:48PM
This pic evokes my memories of recent visit to England and the villages there...
adagio Plus
1 3 2 England
6 Apr 2020 3:52PM
Superb set of railway the poster in V3!!

rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
6 Apr 2020 3:55PM
A Cuneo painting, did you find the mouse ? Great location and line.
Joline Plus
14 30 57 United States
6 Apr 2020 4:18PM
What a gorgeous place. Certainly would be worth a train ride. Hopefully we will be out and enjoying the scenery very soon,
Excellent set Graham, we had our constipational this morning!
Stay safe
Keep em coming
brian17302 8 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 4:45PM
Great set of images Graham
Excellent images.
6 Apr 2020 5:30PM
all excellent, Graham
also thanks to your upload and Ron's comment, today i learned (TIL) about Terence Cuneo
dimalexa 3 5 Greece
6 Apr 2020 5:36PM
Excellent set, Graham! I like also the poster, seems historical.
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 6:19PM
The old poster is the star for me.Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
6 Apr 2020 6:21PM
I am a tad concerned about this mention of 'Matron'. As far as I recall (about 15' 8" at the moment), there was never ever, not once, mention of the Fat Controller (read: you) having a Matron in the Thomas the Tank Engine ouvres. Perhaps that was the over 18 versions, which I was never privy to, as I was a mere slip of a lad of 9 when I read of his heroic adventures.That particular delight is a dark hole in my edderkashun. (I did write a diary about my experiences at this point in my development under the pseudonym Madrian Ole).
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 8:22PM
I'm still laughing over the constipational :GrinGrin
Lovely shots stay safe.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 10:08PM
Beautiful composition, great location and view point...
Isabel GrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2020 12:05AM
Spent many a time in Swanage in the '60s. Never went by train though. To expensive, used my thumb.
Peter Grin
bluesandtwos 10 428 1 England
7 Apr 2020 8:40AM
Oh what fun, such happy days, fingers, toes and those who are able ears and twiddly bits crossed, they shall return soon....the happy days...not those with the crossed twiddly bits. ( I know we are in the days of acceptance and enlightenment but there are limits, lets face it they are never in a million years going to be let into The Tunnock Chewers Club GB. Earls Barton Div., not with crossed twiddly bits!), but, as usual, I digress. Sad

Not having much pooter time, and with a desire to post up another random one a day image ( grimaces wriley, knowing full well he'll never keep it up, ooo Matron has some little blue pills for that I hear you say, yes I know! A large cheque has been sent to the good lady, it measures 6'6'' to stay within government spacing guidelines and is made payable to Matron for the princely sum of 3d. For you youngsters that is a brass, multisided coin of the realm which at one time would enable the purchase of a small bar of Cadburys D. M., and not something that requires silly headache inducing cardboard glasses at an overpriced silver screen presentation.)....where was I dammit....ah yes, not having much time I would like to say, Well done young Gussie, excellent images which bring back the most pleasant of memories! Smile

Please mark, in red, spelling mistakes, incorrect punctuation and poor grammar, an overall score out of ten would also be appreciated, thank you Sir!
Did you retain your standard issue Dunces hat, Mortar board hat and cape, and, most importantly the swishy cane ( I have heard rumours you donated the latter to Matron Ooo you rascal you), was just a thought!

Stay safe, and if Matron could transport said little blue p.s in a nice bespoke recently turned Burr Walnut bowl of modest proportions that would be most appreciated as Jeeves is running out of things at B.Mansions to polish.Grin

JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2020 5:06PM
A terrific set Graham and V1 is my fav.; also love the poster.
The lead image is beautifully composed and I love the way the track bends out of the station and yes the poster is lovely
A reminder that one day soon we will be free to move on with our lives and be thankful to all the NHS staff
For putting theirs on the line (forgive the unintended pun) for us and for all those who have lost theirs .

viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2020 4:17PM
Great images Graham, especially mthe poster. It may be some time before we say 'Bon Voyage' again.


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