Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter X needs to be in the word or shaped like the letter X.

The Alphabet According to Cee: X Marks the Spot

We are up to X and on the home run to the end of the alphabet.

First a few railway themed X’s:

  • Climax
  • Exhibit
  • X Class

The first photo was taken on the Puffing Billy Railway in Victoria of their Climax locomotive. The second one is also a Climax but this one lives in the Tasmanian Transport Museum at Glenorchy. The Climax, also pictured  in the third photo is an exhibit or as the partially obscured sign says an “Xhibit”. Finally, a Tasmanian Government Railways X Class diesel locomotive.

Volunteer driver
Climax locomotive at the Tasmanian Transport Museum. Glenorchy.
Climax Locomotive at Tasmanian Transport Museum
Tasmanian Railways X Class Diesel.

Here are a couple of X shapes:

Here is an X I’ve used a couple of times before in the Which Way and B&W Challenges but it is such a good X I can’t leave it out. It is on the Hobart waterfront outside the Brooke Street Pier building.


X marks the spot

I took this photo because of a funny story that Naomi told me about her friend Leigh who lives in Adelaide. Well it wasn’t so much what happened that was funny it was his reaction to it that made us laugh. Apparently one night he was fast asleep in bed and was woken by a crash. He got up and went into his living room. Leigh described the scene to Naomi over the phone. “I saw a cross on the floor.” His ceiling fan had fallen down. Not a good thing to happen of course but we have a visual sort of sense of humour and picturing the incredulous Leigh and the cross on the floor set Naomi off laughing and then of course she told me and I laughed too. We’re not unsympathetic. We just can’t help ourselves.

A cross which is thankfully not on the floor.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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