A solo tour today is unusual in itself for Charlie, but he puts the day to good use, racking up 130 miles. Does anyone remember the old steelworks at Carnforth? That must account for the extensive railway sidings there in which some of these heritage railway companies now park their rolling stock. For a time, more recently, it was open to the public as a railway museum, but that closed several years ago.
Now the main claim to fame of Carnforth is that the railway station was the setting for the much mentioned film, Brief Encounter. And Charlie really enjoys his trip to Arnside, a veritable trip down the memory lane of his youth.