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by mikegayton
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: FiSH & CHIP LUNCH ON THE SPA VALLEY RAILWAY
Replies: 0
Views: 6934

FiSH & CHIP LUNCH ON THE SPA VALLEY RAILWAY

Fish & Chip Lunch on the Spa Valley Railway Yesterday (Thursday 16th February) caught, with Bob, the 10.04 from Strood to Tonbridge, with 66757 The West Somerset Railway coming up light engine from Paddock Wood while we were waiting for 375306. A rail grinder unit, including 79251 and named Martin E...
by mikegayton
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Midland Metro
Replies: 2
Views: 5887

Midland Metro

Midland Metro On Saturday, 31 December 2016, Bob and I caught the high speed to St Pancras, and were surprised to be held at Ebbsfleet to give way to an international train, something which we had not experienced before, arriving 10 minutes late at St Pancras. At Hoo Junction there appeared to be at...
by mikegayton
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 4665

Happy Christmas

A Happy Christmas and prosperous Forum filled New Year to all posters and readers!
by mikegayton
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oxford by Chiltern
Replies: 1
Views: 4917

Oxford by Chiltern

Oxford by Chiltern Trains Yesterday (Thursday 15th December) we set out from Strood on the 10.05 to Charing Cross with frequent announcements that a ticket check was about to take place, but we saw no sign of it (is this just a strategy to get miscreants worried?). Work was continuing apace at Abbey...
by mikegayton
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CROSSRAIL
Replies: 5
Views: 13313

Re: CROSSRAIL

On Tuesday 15th November I met a friend at Abbey Wood to see further Crossrail developments With the North Kent platform firmly established, its two tracks had the only rails in view, and just an area for track beds and platform, still being worked on, on the Crossrail side A large concrete foundati...
by mikegayton
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cholsey and Wallingford Railway
Replies: 0
Views: 7043

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

Chosley and Wallingford Railway Visited this line on Saturday 8th September (a ?1940s day?). Started from Strood, having to fight my way through a very big crowd of people and buses, as the line to Rainham was closed (from the Sole Street direction as well). Only the high speed service (reversing at...
by mikegayton
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 31096

Re: Railtour Report

The Purbeck Adventurer. Last Saturday (24th June) I joined this tour at Bromley South, on time at 8.14, a straightforward connection from Rochester. Travelled behind 73107 and 73109 via Factory Junction, Clapham Junction and Virginia Water to gain the main line at West Byfleet. Diesel power was on a...
by mikegayton
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Opening of Rochester Station
Replies: 8
Views: 20740

Re: Opening of Rochester Station

Class 375 Namings at Rochester. Last evening, Friday 9th, I read a mention in the local paper that two trains were going to be named at Rochester Station on Saturday. It was news to me, so I contacted a few friends to see what they knew about it. The outcome was nothing, as there was from a trawl of...
by mikegayton
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 31096

Re: Railtour Report

Weybourne Wanderer 23 July 2016 Joined the Hastings Diesels Weybourne Wanderer Railtour yesterday. In traversing London noted large amount of work (road construction?) taking place on the east side of the West London Line. The journey out was via Colchester and on time. At Norwich 37405 and 37444 to...
by mikegayton
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Shakespeare Cliff
Replies: 0
Views: 7458

Shakespeare Cliff

Shakespeare Cliff Yesterday (Tuesday 21st June) went to Dover to see what was happening at Shakespeare Cliff. I was with friends who knew their way about in the area, which was good as although there is a narrow tarmac path the whole way along above the site to the top of the cliff, in places quite ...