Top ten lists are always fun, people create them for just about everything and not everyone agrees with the list anyway. But isn’t that part of the fun of them? So here’s my top ten list of steam locomotives, the astute among you will notice that in some cases I’ve chosen a class rather than …
On Saturday 12th August three friends and I set out from London Euston on a voyage of discovery. Our journey started about a class 390 Pendolino unit, which was a first for me as I’d not ridden in one before.
The most popular page on my website, the Dragon Sanctuary, is the one about the City of London Boundary Dragons, so I thought it was time there was a post about them.
This post is about using your mobile phone to take photographs and videos, the idea for it came from watching several videos that were posted on-line that could have been really interesting and informative but were spoilt by a very simple mistake, and it’s one that the photographer can see when they take the picture.
The hilltop at Old Sarum is one of the more important ancient monuments that are to be found on Salisbury plain, it’s not as well known or famous as its neighbour Stonehenge and probably doesn’t get as many visitors but
The station was opened as Sandford in 1869 as part of the broad gauge line from the main line station at Yatton to Shepton Mallet. The line passed through such places as Congresbury, Axebridge and Cheddar and was converted to standard gauge sometime in the 1870s, about the same time that
Sorry, cricket fans this post has nothing whatever to do with cricket, it just seemed an appropriate title. 50 years ago on 9th July 1967 steam locomotives ceased running on the Southern Region of British Railways. The once proud gleaming products of British engineering were towed away to scrap yards to be cut up.
The Launceston Steam Railway is a narrow gauge line that runs for two and a half miles from Launceston to New Mills. Its main station at Launceston is just full of that special character that makes narrow gauge railways so appealing and the whole site looks like it has been there for the last 150 …
The Cotswold Festival of Steam is the name that the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway give to their annual steam gala and is usually held over the May Bank Holiday weekend. This year the gala’s theme was ‘Workhorses of Steam’.
Glastonbury. Today the name is probably best known for its annual music festival, and possibly for having more New Age shops in its High Street than any other town in Britain. But that’s not what this post is going to be about. What we’re going to explore is the imposing ruins behind the High Street, …