Mostly Swanage

April 25th to May 16th 2024 It’s been a while… where did we get to last time? Ah yes, Class 52 “Western”, the New Measurement Train, engineering trains, Swanage and such like. I think this post may be a case of deja vu as many of these topics appear once again. But first, we had… Continue reading Mostly Swanage

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

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’s Déjà vu

July 20th 2023 to July 25th 2023 This last few days have been rather quiet on our patch. However, there was a replay of last Tuesday / Wednesday when another South Western Railway (SWR) Class 458/4 electric multiple unit was moved from Widnes Transport Technology Centre, run by Alstom, down to Bournemouth Traction & Rolling… Continue reading Yoshi’s Déjà vu

Severn Valley Diesel Gala 2023

Last week we were enjoying the sun in Cornwall, so our report on our visit to the 2023 Severn Valley Diesel Gala ( which took place 18th – 21st May) is slightly delayed until now. We hope you found our mini blog about Promenade Plantée in Paris interesting and a bit different last week, but… Continue reading Severn Valley Diesel Gala 2023

See Monster

Wednesday 2nd November to Tuesday 8th November 2022 Hello faithful reader, here we are, back again for another railway dog blog entry. Settle down – quiet at the back there – and let me regale you with this weeks tales. Or should that be tails? Saturday November 5th was scheduled to be a rail strike… Continue reading See Monster

SVR Autumn Diesel Bash

Wednesday September 28th to Tuesday October 4th Hello Dear Reader! It’s been a relatively quiet week on the rails in Yoshi’s manor. Engineers trains for the Chetnole track upgrade came and went, utilising the same locomotives on a rota as at the start of the work. Because of the their early departures via Dorchester South,… Continue reading SVR Autumn Diesel Bash

Blackpool Redux

Wednesday 20th July to Tuesday 26th July 2022 Blackpool As we mentioned in our last blog entry, Yoshi and I spent a few days in the North West a couple of weeks ago when we took the opportunity to take a trip on a heritage Blackpool Tram. The Blackpool Tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood, originally opening… Continue reading Blackpool Redux