Victorian Weekend

March 23rd 2024 to March 31st 2024 As promised last time, in this blog entry, we are going to share our photos and videos from our visit to Swanage Railway’s “Victorian Weekend” event which saw the resident Adams T3 No. 563 in service along with SECR Class O1 No. 65 visiting from the Bluebell Railway.… Continue reading Victorian Weekend

Yoshi’s Bincombe Visit

March 16th 2024 to March 22nd 2024 Maintenance work between Dorchester and Weymouth closed the railway line from Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th March 2024 affecting both South Western Railway (SWR) and Great Western Railway (GWR) services along this route. In association with the work, an engineers train, in the hands of Freightliner, worked from… Continue reading Yoshi’s Bincombe Visit

February Unit Drag’s and SITT’s

February 22nd 2024 to February 29th 2024 Thursday 22nd February 2024 saw more Class 458 EMU shenanigans with planned working 5X62 0530 Wembley Receptions 1-7 to Bournemouth T&RSMD and associated return 5M64 1315 Bournemouth T&RSMD to Leicester L.I.P. being cancelled due to a “request by the train operator”. Things were retimed, however, but we still saw GBRf… Continue reading February Unit Drag’s and SITT’s

January 2024 Wraps Up

January 20th 2024 to January 31st 2024 Sunday 21st – Yoshi and I took a drive to Weymouth to catch up with old friends. We took a walk around the Weymouth Peninsula to see the continuing work at the site of the former Weymouth Harbour railway station which is part of the Weymouth Quay Regeneration Project.… Continue reading January 2024 Wraps Up

December ’23 Catch Up

December 11th 2023 to December 31st 2023 The second part of our December blog is finally here! After our trip to the North, we didn’t have to wait long for some local railway themed action as another Class 458 EMU drag from Widnes Transport Tech to Bournemouth depot took place on Wednesday 13th running as… Continue reading December ’23 Catch Up

Yoshi and the Nova 3’s

December 1st 2023 to December 10th 2023 Lots of catching up to do before we reach the end of 2023 – so here is part one of Yoshi’s December adventures. More next week! Winter Is Coming The first Snow & Ice Treatment Train (SITT) of the 2023/24 season ran over the Bournemouth to Weymouth line… Continue reading Yoshi and the Nova 3’s

Yoshi Returns to Tonbridge

November 18th 2023 to November 23rd 2023 I may have mentioned previously that I have a list of locomotives or unit trains I would very much like to photograph. These include named examples to livery variations. One such loco is GB Railfreight’s (GBRf) Class 66 No. 66743 which can be usually found North of The Border… Continue reading Yoshi Returns to Tonbridge

Yoshi visits STEAM

November 10th 2023 to November 17th 2023 Having not seen any of the locomotive operated Rail Head Treatment Trains (RHTT) this year, we decided to combine a visit to the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Swindon with a visit to STEAM Museum and the chance of photographing an RHTT or two. The railways of Dorset… Continue reading Yoshi visits STEAM

Class 458

November 3rd 2023 to November 10th 2023 Engineering work over the weekend in Hampshire meant that a replacement bus service operated between Southampton and Bournemouth with a shuttle train service between Bournemouth and Weymouth. The early hours of Saturday morning saw an engineers train originating from Eastleigh East Yard scheduled to reverse at Bournemouth before… Continue reading Class 458

Yoshi Sees Green

September 13th 2023 to September 19th 2023 Wednesday 13th September 2023 saw what I believe to be the final steam hauled excursion of the year to pass through our neck of the woods. Once again LMS Jubilee 4-6-0 No. 46995 ‘Bahamas’ headed a Railway Touring Company railtour, this time travelling from London Victoria through to the… Continue reading Yoshi Sees Green