Posts in the ‘Club Members Travels’ Category

Lofthouse Colliery.

I mentioned in my previous post about Lofthouse Colliery. Well, here is the history of it, as I know there will be interest in this sort of thing. Lofthouse Colliery The first Sods were ceremoniously cut on the 20th November 1873 and work on sinking 2 pit shafts commenced immediately after, initially to a rough

Yorkshire Model Shop Expedition

On 2nd October 2019 myself and John Dodds decided on a day out visiting model shops. This time, all over Yorkshire. To be exact, Going Loco in Outwood, Leeds Model Shop in Cross Gates, Olivia’s trains and Rails of Sheffield in, well, Sheffield! First stop was Going Loco, which since our last visit has been

Transpennine Trip 03/09/19

Today I decided I would go out and give the new Transpennine Express Class 68 and MK5 set a proper, long distance run. I started my journey at my local station, Nelson and caught one of Northerns finest Class 150s to Preston, changing onto a Northern Class 319 to Liverpool Lime Street to meet the

Scarborough 30/08/19

On the 30th August myself and John Dodds made the trip over to the seaside resort of Scarborough for the day. Not fun getting over there as the Transpennine service was full and standing on leaving Leeds. We arrived in Scarborough at 11:40. The weather was overcast, but warm. Scarborough itself is a very nice

Arnside 16/08/19

On the 16th August I decided to take a little photography trip up to Arnside on the border of Lancashire to try and get some pictures of the new Northern Class 195 units crossing the viaduct over the river Kent estuary. The weather was heavily overcast when I arrived, however started to clear up in

Morecambe 26/08/19

On Monday 26th August, myself and fellow club member John Dodds decided to have one of our usual days out, but somewhere a bit different this time. Normally we would focus our trips on visiting more distant model railway shops such as Going Loco in Outwood (Leeds), Cutty Blacks in York (unfortunately now permanently closed)

What I do…

One of the multiple things that I do when I’m either not working or attending exhibitions is volunteering on the world famous Settle Carlisle Railway line. My role? On train guiding and photography. On train guiding consists of pretty much just engaging with the travelling public – talking to them about the route, answering questions

Northerns New Train Introduction

On the 1st July 2019, Northern launched their fleet of brand new trains, Class 195s and Class 331s. They launched 9 new units that day, 5 in Cumbria, 2 in Liverpool and 2 at Leeds. I decided that I had to take a trip out on one, being a historic moment – the north getting

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