Steam dream

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

YOUR cor­re­spon­dent in­vites sounds from the mem­o­ries of child­hood and two from the age of steam come to mind. First, the won­der­ful chime whis­tle of a Gres­ley lo­co­mo­tive about to de­part King’s Cross sta­tion, fol­lowed by the thun­der­ous sound of the driv­ing wheels slip­ping as the san­ders were ap­plied. Se­cond, the sharp stac­cato sound of a Cas­tle-class en­gine’s ex­haust-beat trav­el­ling at speed through Taplow sta­tion. Sadly, you have to be ap­proach­ing the twi­light zone to re­call such things! Chris Geb­bie, East Sus­sex

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