Scotsman 100

Wednesday February 15th to Tuesday February 21st 2023 The week kicked off with the delivery of a little Yoshi from ArtemisFibreArt, which the boy himself was rather intrigued about. Thankfully he decided against tearing it apart as is his usual reaction to soft toys. He recognises a handsome boy when he sees one! 24th February… Continue reading Scotsman 100


Wednesday February 8th to Tuesday February 14th 2023 On Friday, it was announced that South Western Railway had received a two-year extension on its existing contract from the Department of Transport. Scottish parent company FirstGroup PLC said their national rail contract would now run until May 2025. With no sense of irony¬†Chief Executive Officer Graham… Continue reading Shillingstone

Cirencester Adventure

Wednesday February 1st to Tuesday February 7th 2023 A very quiet period on our patch these last seven days with no test trains or unusual visitors to report or complain about not reaching Weymouth. I would have at least expected a run of the Snow & Ice Treatment Train to Dorchester with the frosts we… Continue reading Cirencester Adventure


Wednesday January 25th to Tuesday January 31st 2023 Dorset railway station Pokesdown (or to quote current station signage; “Pokesdown for Boscombe”) has been in the news recently and on Wednesday January 11th¬†2023 was subject to an Adjournment debate at the House of Commons as Tobias Ellwood, ¬†Conservative MP for Bournemouth East, raised the question of… Continue reading Pokesdown