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Since his retirement, Graham Dow has been a hard working trustee of the Settle-Carlisle Railway Trust, as was his predecessor Bishop of Carlisle Ian Harland. What IS it about clergymen and trains?
Graham was kind enough on leaving us to slip back into Bishop mode and to Bless the Settle Station water tower. I wonder if this is another first for a water tower? We agreed that the risk of our being hit by lightning had been reduced. Oh, but then, there was York Minster. Hey ho, back to the drawing board.
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Here is the Duchess of Sutherland bursting out of the north end of Blea Moor tunnel.