Mystery resolved!

On 14 September 2016, I posted some black & white photos of an excursion train at Waverton near Chester in the UK. See: Three Mysteries.

My luck was catching this train, but I knew very little about it.

Several readers wrote to me with suggestions and the consensus was that I’d photographed Belmond’s Northern Belle excursion train, which often runs in central England.

Belmond's Northern Belle at Laverton in March 2007. Readers have helped me solve the mystery behind this train.
Belmond’s Northern Belle at Waverton in March 2007. Readers have helped me solve the mystery behind this train.

That theme fits nicely with the more recent photos I’ve been running of Belmond’s Grand Hibernian on Irish Rail. However, it is truly coincidental, as the film had sat latent on my desk for more nine years!

I’d all but forgotten about the special move when I finally processed the film this month.

So there you go!

(Special thanks to everyone who wrote to me with details on the Northern Belle!).

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