Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Posh graffito - Carlisle

This from Fellrunner...

As the Settle-Carlisle line enters Carlisle, in splendid isolation among the former Durran Hill yard's tree growth, there is a fence made of wooden sleepers.

Some years ago a sentimentalist applied the prosaic word 'Bollox', which neatly sums up the scene.

Our On-Train Guides (we aim to have a volunteer guide on six trains a day) regularly point this out to visiting groups and there is shared amusement and regret about this lazy text-speak abbreviation.

Trouble is, the white paint is fading and this small detail of S&C history is now at risk.

I wonder if the new caring Network Rail could be persuaded to freshen up this significant piece of historic railway graffito?