Barrow Hill 150+2

Wednesday 24th August to Tuesday 30th August 2022 In contrast to last week, Yoshi and I have been kept reasonably busy over the last seven days. New Measurement Train Yoshi’s North Dorset Correspondent sent us video and photos of the New Measurement Train which passed through Dorset on the Salisbury to Exeter line on Thursday… Continue reading Barrow Hill 150+2

Northward Bound

Tuesday 12th July to Tuesday 19th July Fleetwood Yoshi and I spent much of last week in the North West of England as we made The North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood our base. The hotel was commissioned by Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood, designed in the Greek classical style by architect Decimus Burton and built between… Continue reading Northward Bound

Yeovil Yarns

Every now and then, even in this internet age, a test train or light locomotive working manages to pass me by. Recently it was a top and tailed Class 73 test train which visited our local area when I was tucking into Sunday lunch. Last year I was thwarted in seeing a Class 56 in… Continue reading Yeovil Yarns

Stewarts Lane 1988

On a recent rail trip to London I was reminded of a visit to Stewarts Lane depot, a large train servicing facility near Battersea which our train passed on the way into Waterloo Station. The depot is situated amongst a maze of railway lines and when much younger it was a marker on the journey… Continue reading Stewarts Lane 1988