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

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

Upwey Wishing Well

August 16th 2023 to August 23rd 2023 For a long while I’ve been meaning to climb up to the railway line accessed from the old main road between Dorchester and Weymouth, just north of Upwey village, with the aim of photographing passing trains. This was once the site of Upwey Wishing Well Halt, and although… Continue reading Upwey Wishing Well

Yoshi and the Hastings Unit

July 5th 2023 to July 11th 2023 This time around we were lucky enough to see two separate railtours grace our patch. But before that on Wednesday 5th July, the Ultrasonic Test Unit (UTU) reached Weymouth via  Bournemouth working as 3Q02 2140 Eastleigh East Yard to Eastleigh East Yard via Weymouth Signal DR194. As the name… Continue reading Yoshi and the Hastings Unit

Yoshi Goes To Fawley Hill

We eased into a busy few days by popping over to Hamworthy on Friday 23rd June 2023 to see a Freightliner Class 66 locomotive on a route learner from Southampton Maritime to Weymouth and back.  No idea if this means there may be some engineering trains heading our way in the future or just a… Continue reading Yoshi Goes To Fawley Hill

Yoshi Climbs Gold Hill

14th June 2023 to 20th June 2023 Wednesday 14th June 2023 saw Colas test train 1Q18 Derby RTC to Bristol Kingsland Road visit Dorset in the capable charge of top and tailed Class 37 locomotives No.’s 37612 and 37254. I was in the east of the county hoping to capture a Class 701 drag from… Continue reading Yoshi Climbs Gold Hill

Yoshi Goes To Cornwall

As mentioned in our last blog, we recently spent a few days in Cornwall. This gave me the opportunity to see some of the remaining semaphore signals on the Great Western mainline and also GWR sleeper trains arriving and departing from Penzance. We stayed in Camelford for three nights before moving onto Penzance for a… Continue reading Yoshi Goes To Cornwall

Seaton

Wednesday 14th December to Wednesday 21st December 2022 This week Yoshi’s mum and I took a trip on the Seaton Tramway’s Polar Express. We enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies and received the first gift of Christmas from the big man himself. Unfortunately, doggos were not allowed on the festive trams, but Yoshi had fun at… Continue reading Seaton

Who Nothe?

30th November to 6th December 2022 On Sunday we had a wander around the Nothe in Weymouth where we had a close look at these rails fixed to walls either side of Fusee Steps and wondered what their origin was. Historic England dates the steps and inclined tramway as circa 1860 and describes them as… Continue reading Who Nothe?

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