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

Platinum Jubilee Weekend

66734 ‘Platinum Jubilee’ We kicked off our four day Platinum Jubilee Weekend when we popped into Eastleigh to see newly outshopped GBRf EU Class 66 conversion No. 66734. The locomotive, previously No. PB04 when in use in Europe, has taken the identity of Class 66/7 No. 66734, which was written off in a landslide adjacent… Continue reading Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Pendennis Castle

It was an early start on Saturday April 2nd, or possibly a late end to Friday 1st when I popped into Poole to catch sight of DB Class 66 No. 66105 arrive with an engineers train from Eastleigh East Yard at 0045 (6N03 2355 Eastleigh East Yard to Poole). The next day, Yoshi and I… Continue reading Pendennis Castle

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

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

Forest of Dean Visit

Over the New Year we were lucky enough to spend a few days in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. On our journey to our hotel we made a slight diversion via Gloucester as COLAS liveried Class 56 No. 56078 had worked 0Z51 Bescot Up Engineers Sidings to Gloucester on 29th December and was… Continue reading Forest of Dean Visit