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

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

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

20/20 Vision

This week saw the second and third days of the RMT national rail strike and with them further disruption across the network. I hope that both sides can see their way to finding a solution. Locally we saw the cancellation of a steam hauled rail tour to Bournemouth and Weymouth on Thursday 23rd June 2022.… Continue reading 20/20 Vision

Severn Valley Diesel Adventure

The main event in our diary this past week was a return visit to the Severn Valley Railway, this time for their 2022 diesel gala. We had an early start on Saturday morning, but with the car radio tuned into Yoshi FM celebrating the life of musical genius Vangelis we were in good spirits as… Continue reading Severn Valley Diesel Adventure

Severn Valley Steam Adventure

With heritage railway gala season now in full swing, last Saturday we were able to spend the day visiting The Severn Valley Railway as the 2022 Spring Steam Gala was taking place. Big draw for me was Gresley A4 4-6-2 No. 4498 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ in austerity black livery, as well as the chance of… Continue reading Severn Valley Steam Adventure