I was heading towards our favourite cafe for lunch today, and what should I see coming towards me but this - a steam roller!
A quick scramble in my bag for my camera ensued and just in time.
Needn't have rushed though, it was only doing about 3mph, so I was able to overtake it and take more pictures as it labouriously climbed the gradient up to the summit of Egginton Junction Bridge.
It almost stalled on the steepest part of the climb.
I presume that it was en route to the Steam Rally at Elvaston Castle this coming weekend and at this speed might just about make it in time for the opening ceremony.
|Quick! Chuck some more coal on the fire!|
|Phew! Just made it!|