Category Archives: Out and about

Local pictures #2

And we’ll start 2023 with some more local pictures.  This time even closed to home.  I’ve attributed photos when I know the photographer – apologies when I’ve missed the credit. We’ll start in Earlswood, just round the corner from home.  … Continue reading

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Local pictures #1

We’ll finish 2022 with some local pictures.  Brian sent me some old pictures of the railway at Horley. John Chisholm of the Horley Local History Society (HLHS) showed these images last week at the Christmas quiz, and I asked if … Continue reading

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It’s Boxing Day

According to the BBC: Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s and has nothing to do with the sport of boxing.  The name comes from a time when the rich used to box … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

Christmas greetings and blessings to all our readers! No ESNG meeting today for some reason – and I’m told that if I play trains I won’t get any lunch. If you’re thinking of going away by train this Christmas, you … Continue reading

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A little Christmas cheer….

An interesting comparison.  Passenger train services in the USA and in Europe.  Certainly more to model in Europe – and in fairness, also in the past in the USA when train travel ruled. I seem to recall seeing this on … Continue reading

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I’m only here for the Glühwein #3

Last pictures from Ron’s latest expedition. Christmas decorations at St Pancras…. Wernigerobe Hbf…. Much better Christmas decorations at Leipzig Hbf…. Morning and afternoon trains at a rather empty Leipzig Hbf…. And some Leipzig trams to finish….

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I’m only here for the Glühwein #2

Snow edition…. More snow with Ron than us in the UK – yet! Snowing. Off to Brocken this morning. After early breakfast walked into Wernigerode. Then train up to Brocken. We set off for Brocken whilst it was still snowing … Continue reading

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I’m only here for the Glühwein #1

It’s been a matter of weeks since Ron last went overseas – but he’s been on his travels again. He claims it’s to visit the German Christmas markets, but Allan and I think it’s for the glühwein (with the odd … Continue reading

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A little live steam

Before returning to Germany, a little live steam.  Thanks to Brian’s tip-off, I was on the local railway bridge to see Tangmere climb out of Redhill and head for Tonbridge.  A wonderful Bulleid exhaust beat as it came up the … Continue reading

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A rather cold Berlin

After a three years hiatus due to covid, we got back to Berlin last weekend, to see Ruth, Cory, and the dogs.  This week will feature a lot of Germany (and without Ron, too) as this weekend was also the … Continue reading

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