Wave

The Twyford-Henley branch line. Charli and I were rewarded for our waves with a toot on the horn. Thank you!

The Twyford-Henley branch line. Charli and I were rewarded for our waves with a toot on the horn. Thank you!

When crossing railway bridges, particularly over quiet branch lines, you should always give a friendly wave to train drivers. You just should. They’ll often wave back; sometimes they’ll even reward you with a toot on their horn – which is excellent.

Foolish nostalgia? Harmless whimsy? Who cares?

(There’s possibly something interesting in the fact that when you wave at a train driver, that’s normal. Do the same to passing cars and people will think you’re crazy.)