Yesterday, *Twinkle* and I took the cross-country route from Hope station to Castleton, situated in the peak district.

A mile or so into our ramble we came across the West Coast Main Line. Being but a footpath, there were no barriers or flashing lights to warn us when a train was coming, just a notice, telling us to STOP, Look and Listen for approaching trains before crossing.

Thus, I sensibly told *Twinkle* to go and put her ear to the track, to check that there were no locomotives in the area, before crossing the line.

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