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by mikegayton
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Television
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Television

Over the last few years we have had as many TV railway programs as we cold possibly deal with. However there is now one coming that may interest many of us. Talking Pictures (channel 81) is running a season of British Transport Films from late April through May to celebrate 60 years since BTF's foun...
by mikegayton
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hastings Dave Markwick Memorial Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 1606

Hastings Dave Markwick Memorial Tour

Hastings Diesels Dave Markwick Memorial Tour On Saturday 6th April Bob and I were waiting to join this railtour at Charing Cross when there was a rather garbled announcement that the train was in difficulty at London Bridge and we were to get there by its planned departure at 10.30. Luckily there wa...
by mikegayton
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Re: 2018

Absolutely I left a "not" out. I started by trying to list the positives and negatives, but it was so unbalanced that I deleted it all!
by mikegayton
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

2018

2018 The RCTS Forum is progressing in membership and guest numbers, posts and topics ? let?s keep it going! The preservation movement seems to be well organized especially with the way that new ?historic? locomotives are progressing. The rail tour providers continue to come up with worthwhile days (...
by mikegayton
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tyseley 50th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 1518

Tyseley 50th Anniversary

Bob had never been to Tyseley and it is at least 30 years since I had visited, so this was a good place to visit. So yesterday, Saturday 29 September, off to St Pancras on the highspeed, a trek to Marylebone, firstly to sort out our train. The Chiltern Railways timetable we collected from the Chilte...
by mikegayton
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: STEAM at Swindon
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

Re: STEAM at Swindon

Thanks for this. We took care to be right over an engine on the return journey, and double checked on the other side on arrival at Paddington!
We certainly got the bottoming suspension sensation a few times, but nothing severe.
by mikegayton
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: STEAM at Swindon
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

STEAM at Swindon

STEAM at Swindon Yesterday, 10th September 2018, I joined friends on a hurriedly arranged visit to STEAM. It was not until after tickets were booked that I realised that it was to be my first visit since I left employment there in 1963. Travel from Paddington and back was in Class 800s. We were expe...
by mikegayton
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Chinor & Princes Risborough Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Re: Chinor & Princes Risborough Railway

Phil,
Good to have your info on possible outcomes
Has this service run from the week after the western route to Birmingham closed?
by mikegayton
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Chinor & Princes Risborough Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Chinor & Princes Risborough Railway

On Wednesday 15th August, we met at Paddington to catch the 11.35 to High Wycombe which duly arrived from Ruislip as 165012, early, and departed on time with an uneventful journey. There were six passengers, all enthusiasts. The Pagoda at Denham Golf Club was duly noted ? are there any others on the...
by mikegayton
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Southeastern Area Timetables
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

Southeastern Area Timetables

It was good to find that copies of new ThamesLink timetables were available before the revised service started, and in Medway we had the whole service, not just our service from Rainham to Luton. One thing that surprises me is that the Southeastern Train Times HS is still available with a cover syno...