You really must have a listen to this week's episode of the Mike Harding Folk Show, only a click away:
An Hour of Mike Harding on Trains
Solid nostalgia on the trains theme.
Mike (the Rochdale Cowboy) Harding had a weekly show on Radio 2 until recently. Now, he has a huge audience on the web. He is a great supporter of the S&C and lives in Langcliffe, just up the valley from Settle. At the time the line was under threat he was at the peak of his fame and did a super TV programme about the line and its seemingly inevitable closure. He popped round to the water tower recently and gave me his own VHS copy - now safely housed in the S&C archive. We now know that the public outcry and the publicity was a big factor in the decision to reprieve the line.