23 September 2003

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Making their first appearance on the train, The Down Trodden String Band played mainly a range of
American folk and old-time music of the Southern Appalachians. Being the regular band for Well Heeled
Appalachian dance team, they were joined for the evening by two members of the troupe .

A packed house as
Down Trodden open the session on the outward journey.

Stuart, Steve, Mac,Trefor and Helmut line up at
The Rambler.

Mac takes it on the chin!

Mac, Trefor and Helmut (almost!).

Jude and Diane demonstrate some Appalachian stepping.

Stuart on mandolin with admirers

Versatility 1: Mac on the harmonica.

Versatility 2: Stuart on the dobro.

A happy crowd board the train at Edale for the return session.

Steve on-song! With two packed coaches the band went walk-about.

Mac and Helmut brace themselves against the sway of the Class 142.

A rousing song from Stuart as we head into Sheffield.

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