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Delicate Load

I have a short series coming up in a few weeks time taken at the Great Central Railway station at Loughborough, but before then a single shot taken of one of the luggage barrows on the station platform with rather an unusual load I thought.

Delicate Load

I have a short series coming up in a few weeks time taken at the Great Central Railway station at Loughborough, but before then a single shot taken of one of the luggage barrows on the station platform with rather an unusual load I thought.

comments (13)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2013, 01:42
Brilliant shot Brian! A very delicate subject smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jul 2013, 03:45
That's an earthquake or air-raid warning system, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I never thought of that Ray smile
It makes a really interesting image - with the old luggage, and eggs sitting on top. You wonder who it all belongs to!
Brian Walbey: I can only think they are for the tearoom a bit further down the platform.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2013, 07:56
A very delicate load Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris.
Excellent Brian, I shall look forward to this; I used to get the train to work from Kegworth to Leicester once upon a time.
Brian Walbey: My word that was a while ago Sally, I believe Kegworth station was shut many years ago.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2013, 08:41
a precious load indeed - did you dare carrying the eggs? I like the old luggage
Brian Walbey: I didn't go anywhere near them Philine, I think they might have been for the tearoom next door.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 7 Jul 2013, 14:22
When I was a train-spotter back in the late 50's I saw crates of day-old chicks being loaded into the goods van of the local expresses.
Brian Walbey: Yes I saw the same at Royston. My father worked at both Royston and Letchworth stations over the years and used to go in on overtime on Saturdays and help with the releasing of racing pigeons from the special trains they used to run. Not the nicest of jobs but in the 50's, as needs must.
A very delicate load indeed Brian. Well spotted and captured!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, there were so many people about I feared for their safety, they would be easily knocked off the barrow.
Good and unusual catch.
Brian Walbey: Most unusual, waiting to be taken into the station tearoom no doubt.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jul 2013, 12:29
Hmmmm.. I don't how eggs used to be packed in the era of the suitcases. Hopefully this little lot was destined by the visitors' breakfasts.
Brian Walbey: I guess it was for the station tearoom Alan, it is right next door.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jul 2013, 18:22
Absolute wonderful shot, so they delivered your breakfast grin.
Brian Walbey: Actually they do a very good "All-day English Breakfast" in both the tearoom and on the trains, I did indulge my self once, a while ago.
Everything to like about this Brian, the eggs providing a stark visual counterpoint in every sense to the time-worn and rustic of the surrounds! Absolutely love it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Fred, no doubt they were there for the GCR.all-day breakfast which is very enjoyable.
"and rustic feel"
Brian Walbey: Yes all country stations used to have barrows like this standing on the platforms.

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