The closure of the line for well over a year meant the virtual elimination of steam trains past our door. They were missed. Now that 2017 is getting into its stride we are privileged to see steam trains returning almost as a daily occurrence.
This evening I was catching up with the news in our roof room when I heard a familiar sound - a steam whistle. I looked up to see Scots Guardsman heading south with a train bound for York. Here she is a few minutes earlier passing Ribblehead station.