Category Archives: Steam age

Flying Scotsman……..trial run to Oxenhope

On the 31 March 2017 I shall be making the trip from Oxenhope (West Yorkshire) to Carlisle via the Ribblehead Viaduct aboard the Flying Scotsman (had to remortgage the house to buy tickets)……..but as my mother used to say “there … Continue reading

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A quiet Friday morning in Ramsbottom……then along comes the City of Wells steam train

En route to meet my friend Mike for our weekly business meeting, I called in at Ramsbottom railway station and timed it so that I caught the City of Wells steam train travelling from Rawtenstall to Bury. It was a … Continue reading

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Steam trains and women……….is nothing sacred?

Women’s Day at Ramsbottom Railway station……………..well. sort of! Friday morning is “business meeting” morning with friend and colleague Mike at our regular haunt the farm shop. It is here we catch up on things and then usually spend a couple … Continue reading

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Flying visit to Ramsbottom railway station………

As the weather was fine today I had a quick look at the time-table for the East Lancashire Railway and found that the steam train was running. So, camera in hand I legged it to the car and drove along … Continue reading

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Mass Deportations to Remote Parts of the Soviet Union from Lithuania……………History Remembered

After nearly ten years of visiting Lithuania and making over 30 visits I have become extremely interested in the history of the country and in particular the period from 1939 to the present day. During my recent photography outing with … Continue reading

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A quick trip to Pickering, Goathland and the Flying Scotsman………….and a little Zydaco and Cajun music thrown in for good measure

At very short notice I decided to take a short break in North Yorkshire and booked into a very nice B&B in Pickering (17 Burgate for those interested) and then set about making the most of the time I had … Continue reading

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A glorious day for steam trains…………..

Friday morning is quite sacrosanct in that it is set aside for my weekly “business meeting” with friend and colleague Mike over coffee and full English breakfast. We spend a good couple of hours discussing music and “putting the world … Continue reading

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