Having gone to Dover last year we found we missed our trip to Hastings that much we just had to return this year. So it was that Heather & I found ourselves negotiating the trains to the south coast rain. Continue reading
Back near the beginnings of London’s underground transport system (which is mainly overground) the Metropolitan Line came into existence. Part its success was the genius idea to buy up the land around London through which the line was about to be extended and build houses on it, selling these to Continue reading …
A trip to a heritage railway by the tube, with some train driving! Continue reading
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! A trip to a seaside resort! Continue reading
What’s a steam train got to do with modern building services? Continue reading
Having been Heather and I finally got to the Bluebell Railway, for steam trains complete with special visitor!
A trip to Newcastle which took in Beamish (again), the coast, some history, a fun fair and Hadrian’s Wall Continue reading
A trip to see steam trains turns into a jaunt around a castle Continue reading
One of the staff at Norwood Junction station has a habit of announcing where our late running train has reached/just left the preceding station. I’m sure he’s just trying to be helpful but his wording irks me every time.
The [train] has just left East Croydon and is due in x minutes time. No. No, it’s not due then; it’s due when the timetable says, normally several minutes ago. That’s just when you expect it to arrive.