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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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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 Few Thoughts About 2016……………..

As I sit here on the 1 January 2017 I have time to reflect on some of the important events of the last year:- The sad passing of my father in law after a series of serious illnesses, but it … Continue reading

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York…….home to a splendid railway station, National Railway Museum, not to mention an imposing cathedral

  A lovely autumn day last week called for a visit to the city of York and all that it has to offer. The train from Huddersfield takes about forty-five minutes and delivers you to one of the finest railway … Continue reading

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An icon returns to Bury…….

  Earlier in the year I went to see the Flying Scotsman steam train when it was doing trial runs between Bury and Rawtenstall, along with several thousand other enthusiasts. Since then it has been on a “tour of Britain” … 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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Behind the scenes with the Flying Scotsman

One of my Christmas presents this year was a half day photography course which would enable all the participants to “get up close and personal” with the Flying Scotsman as it was being prepared to pull those very lucky people … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman, Ramsbottom and a grey winters day………and a chance encounter with ‘Tanas bear!

“A grand day out………………..” Although I am scheduled to go on an official visit to see the Flying Scotsman train next Friday, I decided at short notice to go over to Ramsbottom (small town in Lancashire) today as the train … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman returns to the track…….and I am going to see it next week!

The iconic Flying Scotsman, pictured on the Roch Viaduct in Bury (below)……..is there any more glorious sight? The Flying Scotsman is returning to the tracks for the first time in a decade after undergoing a £4.2million refit. The famous locomotive … Continue reading

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