An insider's view: Stephen Walker, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway
Can you tell us a little about your job and how you came to be doing it?
I am the Business Manager of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and have been since 1990 prior to that I was a volunteer here since the mid 1970s
What aspect of your job and the place where you work makes you feel happiest?
I love meeting our passengers and it's great to work in such a fantastic location
What do you think visitors gain from being at the railway?
They all love the trip back in time, the wonderful sight, smell and sound of a working steam engine and the fantastic scenery which surrounds us
If some one is feeling a little down and perhaps in need of a boost, where in the Yorkshire Dales do you suggest they should visit?
Bolton Abbey has such a magical setting and there is so much to explore on the Bolton Abbey Estate
If a visitor was coming here for two days what would you recommend they should try to do? Any particular places to eat or drink you'd like to recommend?
Obviously they should start by taking a trip on our railway! That should be followed by a visit to Skipton Castle, Malham Cove and Aysgarth Falls
I like to eat at the Red Lion at Burnsall, The Wellington Inn at Darley and the Consiton Hotel
Is there somewhere in the Yorkshire Dales where you feel sudden swooping joy?
The drive to work from Addingham when I see the Highland Cattle
Is there a happy detail in everyday life that many of us miss?
A happy dog running loose in a field, under control of course
Where's your favourite place to just sit and look?
By the reservoirs at Blubberhouses, Swinsty or West End
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