There is also a speeded-up video taken on the first train from Blackburn via Burnley and Todmorden to Manchester. (similar to the London to Brighton in five minutes film of happy memories) The link (here) is to the on-line article as the video does not appear to be downloadable.
And to complete the torrid tale of the Todmorden Curve; alhough passenger services did not start until May 2015, the first passenger train used the new track on 31st May 2014. It was a railtour called "The Topper Chopper" and is seen here leaving the curve and grumbling off up he hill towards Burnley.
Is the man in the orange high viz. making sure it doesn't fall of the new track?
fbb attempted to give his better half some directions from Seaton.
But there was no Shute Road in Wilmington. There is a Shute Road running from the A35 to Shute but no go there, no posh houses with visitable gardens.
But there is a Shute Road in Kilmington ...
... further along he A35. Eventually, Mrs fbb found the true location.
Wilmington; Kilmington; only one letter difference, so who cares?
The Open Gardens were in Kilmington and Mrs fbb did enjoy her visit - eventually!
Well done Pulman's View.