Posts Tagged ‘Castle’


“Castle Of Glass” felt like the biggest game-changer. Over an almost alternative country melody,Shinoda sings “Take me down to the river bank… wash the poison off my skin…show me how to be whole again.” It’s one of the most straight forward tunes that the band has done with a traditional song structure. Bennington and Shinoda sing together as their voices, and desperation, rise, “I’m only a crack in this castle of glass.” Much of the record was expected and then “CASTLE OF GLASS” ended our session. Looking over my scribbled text, I can make out “Americana” and “Bayou.” Think of it as what you love about LP and throw in a pinch of folk. With Chester’s horror movie past, we might hear this one in a spooky scene soon. As it played I could imagine youths terrified and running to the pace of the song as “…take me down to the river bend” filtered through their doom; it gave off an eerie feel. The melancholic “Castle of Glass” offers a steam-engine chug and a mountain of sound while Shinoda sings about being but a small crack in the titular edifice, illustrating belonging and futility in the same stroke. © WMG 2012 LiveForLinkinPark Productions Lyrics : Take me down to the river-bend Take me down where the fighting ends Wash the poison from off my skin Show me how to be whole again Fly me up on a silver wing Past the black where the sirens sing Warm me up in the nova’s glow And drop me down to the dream below Cause I’m only a crack in this castle of glass Hardly anything

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A GWR Castle at speed – 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe racing alongside the M5

GWR Castle Class No. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe races alongside the M5 motorway in Devon with the returning Cornishman railtour from Bristol to Plymouth. 28th April 2012 Available on Mainline Diary 2012: Part 1, available from July 2012

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We see the loco at Narborough and after a quick dash round the Leicester rind road we gat to Syston half an hour or so before the train came through so we see it at Syston aswell we also see other trains on this video the steam trains can be seen at the end of the video as we see the other trains first

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60019 Bittern (4492 Dominion of New Zealand), 47786 Roy Castle OBE, 15-12-2011

60019 Bittern, topped and tailed with two class 47 diesels, nearly 20 minutes late, beats its way across the fens pulling the 15/12/2011 Norwich/York, York Yule tide Express. The weather was terrible, the location was badly exposed, and my brolly was stripped inside out. Hence video had to be heavily post processed to remove wind shake, so quality is not up to par. WCR Class 47 diesels were banking 47760 at the rear and 47786 “Roy Castle OBE” behind Bittern because Bitterns second long range tender was not available for the trip and no water stop was booked. Hence Bittern not working hard and the thin smoke laid flat by the wind,.

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5029 Nunney Castle with the Weymouth Seaside Express on 29th August 2010

We follow 5029 Nunney Castle on Sunday 29th August 2010 with the Weymouth Seaside Express. The first scene is at Trowbridge where it pulls in to pickup passengers.Then the driver pulls forward and plonks the beast right under the roadbridge thus covering myself and others in swirling coal ash,water and hot condensing steam thus making filming impossible under such conditions (I wont do that again in a hurry) The second shot sees 5029 powering up out of Frome after having taken on water and making for the mainline connection for its onward journey to Weymouth. Mid-morning all the evening timings were revised, so I decided to return to Frome to catch the engine prior to taking on water.It arrived at Frome at 7.55pm. When I turned up at the station at 615pm everyone there, including the water tanker driver, were unaware of the revised timings until I showed them on the UK Steam website. Aaaahh the beauty of the internet on a mobile.

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