Out and About


Happiness is driving a Super D - see Churnet Valley Railway for more

Sporting Specials

Feb 2001 Wales v England Loco hauled down the Marches and up the Rhymney Valley
Oct 2001 37/4 x 4 We ride four tractors down the Marches and up to Rhymney
Mar 2002 Wales v Italy Different game, same class 37 fun
Mar 2003 Wales v Azerjbaijan Football specials for the Euro 2004 qualifier
Feb 2004 Wales v Scotland Rugby and football specials
Mar 2004 43-47-37-37-37-47-43 Wales v Italy 2004 rugby specials
Sep 2005 Football, steam and art Football specials, a Jubilee, a Duke and a Western
Nov 2005 Wales v New Zealand 31 and 47 hauled Rugby specials at Cardiff and 37s to Rhymney

Roving Reports

Sep 1998 Rail Roving in North Wales We go exploring on a 3-in-7 North and Mid Wales Rover Ticket
Apr 1999 Hunting the Iron Horse By bike to Holyhead in search of steam
Jul 1999 Rock 'n' Rail Down to South Wales for Kristin Hersh, Valleys loco-hauled and Newport freight
Aug 1999 Locomotive Llanberis Railways past and present in this Snowdonia village
Nov 1999 Gatwick Express We sample the electro-diesels before they're superseded
Apr 2000 The Valley Venture We ride the 37 hauled commuter trains in South Wales
Aug 2000 Sunday Doubles Double tender with the WHR's Garratt and double diesel at Bangor
Sep 2000 A trio of Doubles The WHR's Gala weekend and the last double-headed boat train
Jun 2001 A weekend in London A visit to Paddington and Victoria
Aug 2001 Paddington and Kenny O 47s and freight in the capital
Aug 2001 Llanberis Bank Holiday Steam Narrow gauge in Snowdonia
Sep 2001 WHR Vintage Weekend Welsh Highland Railway Gala
Oct 2001 Warrington via Llandudno Diesel watching on the WCML
Feb 2002 Reading 47 287 takes us to Reading to watch the Class 47 action
Mar 2002 Cheap Day Return A trip on the Settle and Carlisle line on a diverted Virgin service
Mar 2002 Barnetby and Doncaster An Easter freight hunting expedition
Apr 2002 Cumbrian Coast Steam and diesel on the Green Express charter
Aug 2003 Fishguard Tractor A summer Saturday along the South Wales Coast
Dec 2003 Daisy retires at last A last ride on class 101 units
Feb 2004 Chester Brush Festival 31s and 47s in the county town
Apr 2004 Tractors on the Settle and Carlisle Arriva loco-hauled service
Jul 2004 Locomotive Odyssey Haulage in the south west and South Wales
Sep 2004 Liverpool drags I go chasing 47s but only get 57s
Sep 2005 The Great Gathering Crewe Open Day
Jul 2006 Barrow Hill Diesel Gala Lots of locos and a mainline ride with 37 603
Nov 2006 Cardiff 2006 A couple of hours at Central 
Nov 2006 York charters The St Nicholas Fair brings in the specials 
Sep 2007 Cumbrian Coast 37s around the coast on a Pathfinder tour 
Jun 2008 Long Marston Open Day Last chance to see the 87s

Bike rides visiting closed Stations

May 1999 The Ghost on the Coast Prestatyn to Chester
Sep 1999 Beeston or Bust Chester to Beeston
Jun 2000 A day in Cheshire Crewe to Chester

Charters

Oct 1999 The Slate Miner We travel up the Conwy Valley Line by steam
May 2000 Class 37 farewell tours The fNW specials to mark the end of class 37 haulage
May 2001 Up the Settle and Carlisle We take the Green Express
Apr 2003 The Settle and Carlisle Princess 6201 up the long drag
Apr 2003 The Cotton Spinner Round the Oldham Loop with a Black 5
Jan 2005 Railtour to Pwllheli The first 37 since Barmouth Bridge was repaired
Feb 2005 The High Peaks Hustler English Electric power in the North West
Apr 2006 Railtour to Porthmadog 37 425
Aug 2006 Cambrian Coast Steam 76079 on the Arriva Trains Wales specials
Aug 2007 Cambrian Coast Steam Specials now operated by West Coast - plus WHR(P) 
Apr 2008 The Heart of Wales Explorer EWS 37s on a Compass Tour to Cardiff ** NEW APR 2008 **

Preserved Lines

Jul 2004 Traction in Transition Llangollen Railway
Oct 2005 Diesel Gala Llangollen Railway
Jan 2006 English Electric Day East Lancashire Railway
Apr 2007 Betton Grange Gala Fundraising gala at the Llangollen Railway
Apr 2007 East Coast Main Line gala A sunny day on the North York Moors railway 
Feb 2008 Churnet Valley Railway Steam gala in Staffordshire 

Ireland

Aug 2005 Irish Explorer Locomotive haulage in the Emerald Isle
Dec 2005 Irish Explorer Another look before railcars take over
Oct 2006 Supertrain railtour The ITG/Pathfinder Supertrain tour 
Mar 2007 Irish Explorer Back for a Kristin Hersh gig and 071 bashing 
Mar 2007 Docklands Explorer The ITG/Pathfinder Docklands Explorer tour 
Sep 2007 Ballina and Inchicore The Fridays only loco-hauled to Ballina 
Apr 2008 The Blue Thunderer Our first foray into Northern Ireland ** NEW APR 2008 **

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