Winfrith Waste

It has been an interesting week in review with the first of what should be semi-regular visits to Dorset of trains in connection with a project to dispose of of more than 1,000 stainless steel drums of waste at Nuclear Waste Services’ Low Level Waste Repository site from Winfrith Magnox site. Gresley A3 Pacific No.… Continue reading Winfrith Waste

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

Island Line Adventure

We spent last weekend enjoying the delights of the Isle of Wight. As part of our travels, we took a trip from Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head on the recently upgraded Island Line which is operated by South Western Railway (SWR). The Island Line is 8.5 miles long and runs between Ryde and Shanklin. Because… Continue reading Island Line Adventure

Somerset & Dorset ( in Hampshire )

A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway themed feel about this weeks blog. It’s like we plan these things instead of throwing everything together at the last minute. Which of course we’d never do. Our week in review kicked off last Wednesday, March 2nd 2022, when I noted that the daily booked turn for Class 455… Continue reading Somerset & Dorset ( in Hampshire )

Dog n’ Marylebone

A quiet week with out of the ordinary trains in the Bournemouth to Weymouth area this week. The New Measurement Train which was scheduled to have run on Wednesday 23rd February was cancelled. Maybe we’ll get visited by a COLAS HST in March instead. Sleeper and track replacement at Bournemouth over the weekend saw an… Continue reading Dog n’ Marylebone