Category Archives: Travel

The Flying Scotsman……Oxenhope to Carlisle

“Some trains are born great Some achieve greatness And some have greatness thrust upon them”   It was Friday the 31 March 2017 at 6.45 when I left home to drive to Oxenhope in West Yorkshire to achieve a life ambition, … Continue reading

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A very lucky young man visits East Lancs Railway…….

Last Friday I drove down to Ramsbottom Station to see if I could photograph the steam train that was running that day, my timing can go a bit awry as one can never legislate for the traffic on the M62 … Continue reading

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Its a lovely day……so off to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

After what has seemed to be a never ending winter, consisting of rain, more rain and day after day of depressing grey weather, it was nice to get up this morning to be greeted by a clear blue sky and … 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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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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The Flying Scotsman……..and a missing piece of vital information!

  In the last 24 hours we have been inundated with photographs, film and reports of the inaugural run of the iconic Flying Scotsman steam train from Kings Cross station in London to York. I have heard numerous comments about … Continue reading

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Huddersfield Train Station…….a model of equality and diversity

Meet Felix. A cat who has just proven that hard work does pay off. After five years of service at Huddersfield railway station, Felix has been given a promotion. She’s now been given a proper job title (Senior pest controller at … Continue reading

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