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Ron’s Rovings – day 6 – Up north

To the frozen north! Another long journey today. Left home to catch 0904 from Euston to Liverpool Lime Street. Had a short walk into the city and thanks to the Government scheme to help the hospitality sector I walked into … Continue reading

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Ron’s Rovings – day 5 – on the buses!

Still short of blogging ideas, and coming down from watching Arsenal win the FA Cup, again.  So thank you Ron, for a few more pictures….. A day spent mainly on the buses. Walked down to Tesco’s thing morning and caught … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ron’s Rovings – day 3

There seems to be some confusion here.  Ron think’s he’s roving.  Allan claims that he’s ranting.  I wondered whether he was raving!  Whatever – Ron’s on the road again…. A day when plans had to be altered as I went … Continue reading

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Ron’s Rovings – day 2

Wasn’t expecting anything from Ron till next week, but fortunately here’s another contribution.  Good job too, as I was clean out of ideas for the blog this week. Did not expect to go out today as an engineer was coming … Continue reading

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Ron’s Rovings – day 1

It’s about the time of year we would usually get lots of exotic holiday snaps and pictures of Swiss cakes from Allan and Ron.  But Covid-19 has rather put pay to that.  Ron writes: Following the need to cancel our … Continue reading

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A picture to inspire….

Couldn’t resist culling this from Facebook (apologies if I shouldn’t), but it’s an inspiration for reworking a Dapol ‘Schools’. A sight for sore eyes. June 6th, 1953, was Epsom Derby day which was patronised by the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

Came up on Facebook recently – an American model railroad club in 1966 in an old interurban car.  Slightly basic in places, but what a great place to meet.  Mind you, security would be difficult in 2020.  By the way, … Continue reading

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More links

Would you trust it? World’s fastest driverless bullet train launches in China New service launches ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, with trains making the 108-mile trip from the capital to ski slopes in only 45 minutes Hope … Continue reading

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Today’s links

Something for everyone today. So you think that the London Underground is dirty and noisy?  Try the New York Subway! Goodbye to the Isle of Wight ex-London Underground trains.  A bumpy ride bur great fun. Tram bowling – yes, tram … Continue reading

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