Fleeting, a minute from the train

Sometimes you just know there is a reason for a photo don’t you? Three weeks ago I caught the train to Totnes instead of driving. On a sunny day there can be few train journeys to match it anywhere, the track follows the river Exe to the estuary, then passes through Dawlish and Teignmouth and heads up the river Teign. As always the train windows were grimy and the sun that made it so lovely caused glare and reflections but you’ll get the idea.

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This is a small area of Gods Wonderful Railway, at Dawlish Warren, engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a masterpiece of construction in the 19th century. These photos were all taken at 10.04 am on May 18th, a fleeting moment. By 10.05 the scene had changed completely and will never exactly the same again.

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46 thoughts on “Fleeting, a minute from the train

  1. I love the way you love Devon!
    I was thinking of posting pictures of poppies for this challenge, because the flower, the wind blows, the petals drop off and that’s that! But I shall wait awhile and see if something else inspires me.

  2. There are some train journeys that one should make at least once in a lifetime, and this is one. The dirty windows have added to the effect, Gilly, lovely.

  3. Ahhh … trains. I rememebr them well. There aren’t any in Florida.
    Isn’t it funny the way we can cpature a pix and have no clue if we will ever use it but we must do it just the same. Great captures, Gilly, and entry for the WP challenge.
    Happy SUnday …

      1. I know … I felt the same way when I realized there weren’t any. We don’t have buses either. It’s all driving or cabs and elderly transpotation from their complexes. It’s one of the reasons there is a problem with the elderly having many car accidents. ~~~~~ : – O

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