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Potpourri #1029

Haven’t done one of these for a while….. This video of Peter Denny’s ‘Buckingham’ shows just how good a model it was.  Way ahead of its time…. I’ve no idea where this is, but great film of rail and trams…. … Continue reading

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Better than Mayflower?

On my morning constitutional, I stopped for what turned out to be a long chat with a friend.  Continuing over the Redhill-Tonbridge line, I spotted a train approaching – and it looked like a real train with a locomotive.  Turned … Continue reading

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Mayflower again

After a suitable tip-off, I headed for Earlswood station (on the Brighton main line) to see a steam special pass through.  And then went home again, as it was heavily delayed, just short of Clapham Junction, waiting to take on … Continue reading

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Just when you thought it was safe to get back onto the train…..

A little PS from Allan, with some more narrow gauge photos…. Rheilfford Eryri / The Welsh Highland Railway….. Rheilfford Ffestiniog /The Ffestiniog Railway…..

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Allan & Ron go west #11

Last epistle from the Dawes brothers, with the usual weather reports….. Day 12 Cloudy and damp with outbreaks of sunshine.  We drove to Caernarfon for a 5 hour Welsh Highland Railway round trip to Beddgelert where we had a 90 minute … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #10

Day 11 A cool sunny day.  Today we drove from Blackpool to our last hotel of our holiday in Rhyl, North Wales.  We are staying at the Rhyl Seafront Travelodge, which lives up to its name.  Like the Kidderminster Travelodge there … Continue reading

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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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