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Winter Weekends at the Worth Valley Railway   Leave a comment

As a result of a friend’s posting on facebook, I decided to  visit the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway on Saturday 8 January to experience one of their Winter Weekend days. He works there as a volunteer, and was hoping that the snow and ice would not prevent him from getting there.  I had presumed that the railway would not be running at this time of year, so it was lucky that I saw his status.  In fact, this railway runs at weekends throughout the year and all week at busier times.  Full details of  timetables can be found at

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A Daytrip to Scarborough – 13 August 2009   1 comment

I finally did something that I had wanted to do for years, I went for a ride on the Scarborough Spa Express.  This is a steam-hauled charter train, that runs from York to Scarborough at the height of summer.  It is organised by West Coast Railways, and does a a circular route from York to pick up at a number of stations before returning to York and then onwards to Scarborough.  The route does sometimes vary, so please check the website for details if you wish to travel on it.

On this occasion, I joined the train at Leeds.  It was hauled by Number 45231 “The Sherwood Forrester”, a LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 .

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