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On La’al Ratty

The last day of my Cumbrian summer holiday was spent with the fam’ (or some of them at least) on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

This is a wee railway (7 miles worth of track and mini steam trains to ride in) in the wild west of Cumbria, and in true wild west fashion it is referred to by a Cumbrian name, La’al Ratty.

‘La’al’ is Cumbrian for ‘little’, natch. And one assumes that ‘Ratty’ is Cumbrian for train. Who knows? Despite living there for 11 years, my knowledge of the Cumbrian dialect is limited, (allow me to refer you to this informative article and brief vocabulary if you have any further interest).

It was a fun day out and, joyfully, the rain kept off until we were in the car and on our way home.

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In summary: trains, la’al ones

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