Ron’s Rovings – day 4

In the words of Jimmy Young (that dates me) “Orft we jolly well go”….

Left home to catch 1048 from Paddington to Swindon.  Leaving station,  walked to the bus station to catch the 2 hourly X5 service to Salisbury.  A most enjoyable 2 hour journey via Marlborough, Pewsey and Amesbury through delightful Wiltshire countryside and villages.  Best of all I had the front seats on the upper deck. Word of warning.  Do not have an accident in Swindon as the hospital is at least 5 miles from the town centre.  Arriving in Salisbury I walked to the station for the 1447 train back to Clapham for train home.

Once again, Paddington Station.  Lots of trains, and no people!

Swindon station.  Not a trace of the old GWR to be seen….

Malborough….

Pewsey….

And Salisbury….

To the station and home.  Looking at Ron’s pictures, one thing does stand out – privatisation of transport has generated a nearly endless selection of liveries for trains and buses.

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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