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Allan & Ron go west #9

Day 10 Overcast with dampness in the air this afternoon.  A lazy day travelling round the Blackpool area by bus and tram. Blackpool and Fleetwood, days 9 & 10.

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Allan & Ron go west #8

Day 9 Onward, ever onward! Cloudy start turning sunny in afternoon. Drove from York via Sandtoft Trollybus Museum to Blackpool. Having checked in to our sea front hotel we did a full round trip on the trams. From stop outside … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #7

Day 8 Started overcast but turned out sunny.  A 50 minute drive took us to Pickering where we had a round trip booked on the North York Moors Railway, where we had a 3 hour layover at Whitby, which enabled us … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #6

Day 7 Started cloudy but turned to rain early afternoon.  An easy day; drove to Park and Ride for bus into York, where we met Sean off his train from London. The three of us then went round the National … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #5

Day 6 A cloudy and humid day with some sunshine this afternoon. Lots of driving today. Set out from Kidderminster and after a break en-route Allan visited a model railway shop at Hensall. The station is on the line from … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #4

Day 5 Another hot sunny day. Took a 5 minute drive to the Severn Valley Railway’s Kidderminster Station. Took train to Bridgnorth had a drink and returned to Highley were we visited their Engine House Visitors Centre and cafe. We … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #3

Day 4 Ron says….. Yet another hot sunny day. We drove today from Ilminster, Somerset to Kidderminster, Worcestershire visiting the Gloucester and Wawickshire Railway where we had a 2 1/2 hour trip Toddington – Cheltemham – Broadway -Toddington.  And Allan … Continue reading

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On the Island (Brian goes south)

As a break from the Dawes tourism, here’s a railway they didn’t get to…..  Brian on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Just been to the Terrier weekend on the IOW, brilliant to see the real locos in action Wonderful … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #2

Day 3 Another hot sunny day. Drove to Paignton for a return trip on Paignton and Devon Steam Railway to Kingswear and then a ferry to Dartmouth. Now sitting on Buckfastleigh station for return trip on South Devon Railway. View … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #1

It’s holiday time for the Dawes brothers.  As Switzerland is off limits, they headed westward on a tour of heritage railways.  They’ve sent me the usual snaps, so my blogging holiday will sort of stop, with these easy to write … Continue reading

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