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Del Monte - Keith Thompson & David Mee
Enjoying the holiday in Spain. Weather is glorious, love this Mediterranean climate, sun and clear blue skies all day. Have discovered a quaint narrow gauge railway that runs near here. Had a ride on it last Friday. It runs forty kilometers from Gerona to the coast at Sant Feliu and it was a good day out but a bumpy two hour ride on wooden seats. We still have the marks on our bums to prove it!
Most of the trains have goods wagons and passenger coaches all in the same rain. Quite an experience it was sharing the ride with all the local people going to market, sacks of cork and a herd of goats! Don't know how they get it to work with such little engines on the 750mm gauge track.
It is rumoured that it is gong to close which would be a shame really as it runs through beautiful countryside which you can appreciate not having to concentrate on driving on the wrong side of the road.
Crossed an embankment covered with bamboo and then over a river but there was no water in it. Might go and take some photos of the station area tomorrow as it is all very interesting, especially as some very nice young ladies are staying in one of the villas by the level crossing. If they can speak English we are made! Can tell you more about it when we see you.
Hasta la vista.
Published by Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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