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Old 27th Sep 2017, 06:08
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Misty start but warm.

Today marks the opening in 1849 of the Newcastle High Level
Bridge by Queen Victoria. Designed by Robert Stephenson it
was built to further the developing English railway network
towards Scotland.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 06:51
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Morning folks

Decidedly foggy hereabouts.

Feeling shoite this morning. Had several visits from the leg cramp fairies during the night and all bunged up (nose wise) with a throbbing head - I is blaming it on the flu jab. Mrs 4ma says "Don't be a woose!"

Legend has it that the driver of the first train to cross the High Level Bridge called to his fireman and said " Noo then Jackie! It's Hell or Gaytesheed!"
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 07:03
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Is there a difference? Sorry Skipper.

Mist rapidly turning into fog.

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Old 27th Sep 2017, 08:41
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Morning peeps,dull here,the High Level Bridge had trains gong over it before it was finished, they competed it with a wooden section because of delays, I have a picturs of said wooden section.
Will try and find it.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 10:03
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Total grey overcast and light rain here in Penzance. Beautiful the previous two days though. Hopefully it'll be nice for my fishing day to-morrow.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 11:10
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Is this the one, Tony?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_L...lqueenvic2.png

Having said that, there's a colour version here:
Disused Stations: Gateshead East Station

GG
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 11:20
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Yes that's the one,I have that in colour as well, Gateshead station east came along a while after the bridge was built,used gateshead station quite a lot before they shut it down.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 11:56
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used gateshead station quite a lot before they shut it down
Reading "Gateshead East: the final years" on that second link of
Gg's, it looks as if BR were determined that it should close by more or less making it invisible and not user friendly.
Shame on them.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 12:09
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Evening all,
One has been to the fang farrier and had two teef taken from the top left of me mouf. the codeine pill works good. now for bed.
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 22:07
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Another perfect day here in SEQ paradise, it will be a record hot today, 40 degrees in September, still supposed to be spring not summer, has never happened before. Glad we's got a pool.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 03:12
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Its raining and dark and threatening thunder here in the west of Oz
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 04:23
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Still dark outside but I think the overnight rain has finished.
Forecast for the rest of the day isn't too bad.

The IF were out and about last night and called in to visit. I got
fed up with trying to sleep by 5 o'clock so got up. Tea is needed.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 05:04
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Morning peeps, falling asleep way to early ergo waking up wide awake in the wee small hours, meds knocking me out.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 05:39
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One bonus is you get to see the dawn MrD which is just
breaking here. No doubt it'll be with you in a few minutes.
Always good to see a new day arrive.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 06:26
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"the sun pulls away from the shore and our boat sinks slowly in the west" here just now, so enjoy the dawn Over There soon
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 06:28
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Morning folks.

Dawn has arrived with her sister, Persistent Rain. One has a trip to the far north today, well as far as Louth, to see senior daughter. Could be worse, could be another trip round the M25
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 07:01
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Another dawn, another day. Isn't life wonderful?
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Old 29th Sep 2017, 05:33
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Rescued from scraping along the bottom in the nick of time.
Up we go.............

Dawn is cracking as I write revealing a sky of broken cloud and
some light rain. Quite warm at 15C and a 9kt wind from the
south.

On this day in 1938 England, France, Germany and Italy signed
the Munich Pact, under which the Sudetenland was given to Nazi
Germany. In return, Hitler promised not to make any further
territorial demands in Europe.
That worked well then.

Today is FRIDAY
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Old 29th Sep 2017, 05:42
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Trying to think of the meteorological term for warm, dank, damp, drizzly weather. I think it is called Minging or if it ain't it should be.

Other than that..... work, work, work.

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Old 29th Sep 2017, 06:59
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Morning peeps,up when the sky was still dark,according to rain radar the cursed stuff is moving out into the north sea.
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