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

Yoshi Goes To The Mid-Hants

July 12th 2023 to July 19th 2023 I have a not so long list of locomotives or trains which I would like to photograph. This is distinct from my train spotting days when I wanted to see everything! This past week has been a good one in my efforts at ticking off a few items… Continue reading Yoshi Goes To The Mid-Hants

Flying Scotsman

Wednesday October 12th to Tuesday October 18th 2022 ‘Flying Scotsman’, perhaps the most famous steam locomotive ever, kicked off a year of events to celebrate 100 years since she first emerged from Doncaster Works in February 1923. Costing £7,944 and originally numbered 1472 she was the first locomotive built for the London North Eastern Railway… Continue reading Flying Scotsman

Mid Hants Steam Gala

Wednesday October 5th to Tuesday October 11th Hello! On Saturday 8th October, Yoshi and I found ourselves enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the Mid Hants Railway, or The Watercress Line if you prefer, who were holding their Autumn Steam Gala. I hadn’t intended on staying long (honest!) but the weather was so good… Continue reading Mid Hants Steam Gala

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