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Potpourri #1030

I continue to be amazed at the amount of quality content on YouTube.  Railway, that is, but I keep getting diverted by some brilliant music videos, especially from the 1960’s and 70’s, and build videos for plastic kits.  I’m very … Continue reading

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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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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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My turn now! #2

It was most interesting visiting the workshops and storage sheds and seeing what treasures were tucked away there. Bulleid’s malachite green can look very smart.  This O2 is a fine locomotive and I’m bound to like it – it’s almost … Continue reading

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My turn now! #1

My turn to post my holiday snaps now!  Maxine and I had three very pleasant nights on the Isle of Wight.  Great to get away after 18 month or so at home, and the weather was kind to us. The … Continue reading

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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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