Yoshi & the Stones

February 10th 2024 to February 21st 2024 Hello – as mentioned briefly last time around, we were planning on bringing you an archive feature on Bournemouth Depot Open days, but we need to find and scan some additional negatives as well as editing down and converting 8mm video tape, so that’ll take a little bit more… Continue reading Yoshi & the Stones

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

Winfrith Cats… again

August 9th 2023 to August 15th 2023 Yoshi is supporting the campaign to keep railway ticket offices open following the train companies proposals to begin closing 974 booking halls across England. The passenger watchdogs Transport Focus and London Travelwatch are overseeing a public consultation which closes on 1st September 2023. Have your say by completing… Continue reading Winfrith Cats… again

Yoshi Goes To The East Lancs

June 28th 2023 to July 4th 2023 This week Yoshi and I visited the East Lancashire Railway for their annual summer diesel gala. The original plan was to arrive in Bury by the early afternoon of Thursday 29th June, but a spanner was thrown in the works when I decided I’d like to see what might… Continue reading Yoshi Goes To The East Lancs

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

Winfrith Cats Return

The Weymouth line was visited by a rail tour on Wednesday 19th April 2023 when Statesman Rail’s Dorset Coast Statesman, hauled by double-headed Brush Type 4 Class 47 diesel-electric locomotives No.’s 47593 ‘Galloway Princess’ and 47828 ran from Crewe to the Dorset seaside town for an afternoon layover. We saw the train on its outward leg… Continue reading Winfrith Cats Return

Mostly Britannia

Hello there – after a week away, we are back with a lot to catch up on. We hope you found last times Beeching blog of interest – it’s certainly a period in railway history which incites discussion and reflection. This time we are concentrating on more recent events concerning the Swanage Railway including our… Continue reading Mostly Britannia

Cold Cats

Wednesday January 18th to Tuesday January 24th 2023 “It was very cold. To keep themselves warm they sang Pooh’s song right through six times, Piglet doing the tidily-poms and Pooh doing the rest of it, and both of them thumping on the top of the gate with pieces of stick at the proper places.” ~… Continue reading Cold Cats

Holiday Time!

Wednesday September 7th to Tuesday September 20th Dorset After last weeks ‘filler’ blog entry on the XP64 livery, we’re back! I’ve been on my hols, as has Yoshi who has been staying with his cousins. I’m sure it was a very happy doggo madhouse for a couple of weeks! Have to admit I missed our… Continue reading Holiday Time!

Winfrith Cats 3

Wednesday 10th August to Tuesday 16th August 2022 This was looking like a quiet week on the local railway scene, but Yoshi and I had some lovely family events to fill the days. It’s not all about the trains, apparently. Despite the lack of main line entertainment, we were surprised to find another Direct Rail… Continue reading Winfrith Cats 3