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2nd May 2016 - Tidying up some loose ends

August 26, 2017 - Monday 2nd May 2016 We woke up to the sound of rain again this morning which was rather annoying as it had been forecas...
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1st May 2016 - Who took the Sun out of Sunday?

July 31, 2017 - Sunday 1st May 2016 This morning was payback time for the beautiful weather yesterday; it wasn’t just dull, it was chuc...
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30th April 2016 - C'mon Feel the Noise

June 19, 2017 - Saturday 30th April 2016 The weather carried on where it left off yesterday and we basked in a bright sunny morning as...
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9th October 2015 - Return to Sofia

November 09, 2016 - Friday 9th October 2015 No late start today but there would be a late finish as we had to get all the way to Sofia, the...
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8th October 2015 - Dawn Chorus

November 08, 2016 - Thursday 8th October 2015 So we thought a 7:30 start was early; how about 5:17? If it wasn’t bad enough dragging onesel...
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7th October 2015 - ALCos to the Airport

October 31, 2016 - Wednesday 7th October 2015 Just in case anybody thought that 10:58 was a late start two days ago then how about 11:32?...
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6th October 2015 - Don't Look Down!

October 28, 2016 - Tuesday 6th October 2015 Back to earlier starts today, 7:15 on a road coach for another narrow gauge trip on the remain...
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5th October 2015 - The Train and the Tortoise

October 22, 2016 - Monday 5th October 2015 It was a very late start this morning, at 10:58 it was getting on to be an afternoon departure!...
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3rd & 4th October 2015 - Greek Odyssey (part two)

October 21, 2016 - Saturday 3rd October 2015 We had enjoyed the PTG tour across Northern Greece last year so making sure that we were avai...
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5th July 2015 - Szolnok "mystery" tour

December 22, 2015 - Sunday 5th July 2015 Third and final railtour day and the earliest start of the three due to issues getting a path out...
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4th July 2015 - A brief trip through Slovakia

December 16, 2015 - Saturday 4th July 2015 Another very hot day was forecast and even at 7:30 in the morning it was too warm for us to want...
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2nd & 3rd July 2015 - An eventful start

December 13, 2015 - Thursday 2nd July 2015 It’s that time of year again, time for our two weeks of summer leave though, unlike previous yea...
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19th September 2014 - Sulzer to Sofia

March 17, 2015 - Friday 19th September 2014 Time to leave Thessaloniki this morning after a very brief visit though with today’s tour be...
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18th September 2014 - Rain and (tree) branches

March 13, 2015 - Thursday 18th September 2014 Having criticized the hotel last night, we did find one nice thing about it this morning,...
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17th September 2014 - It's all Greek

March 13, 2015 - Wednesday 17th September 2014 With an 11:52 start this morning there was time to relax and explore our surroundings a l...
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16th September 2014 - Border boredom

March 08, 2015 - Tuesday 16th September 2014 A pleasant morning greeted us as we made our way outside for the coach back to the station,...
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15th September 2014 - Turkish Delight

March 06, 2015 - Monday 15th September 2014 No rest for the wicked so the saying goes and it was back on the coach straight after breakf...
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14th September 2014 - Greece is the word

March 05, 2015 - Sunday 14th September 2014 It was an early start today as we had a long way to go, down to the Greek border then nearly...
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13th September 2014 - Shedding some light on a new place

March 03, 2015 - Saturday 13th September 2014 Here we are again, back at Terminal 5 and off to do a PTG tour – though, fortunately, with...
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12th April 2014 - Railtour Standard Time Express

August 15, 2014 - Saturday 12th April 2014 We woke up to bright sunshine this morning, unlike the previous three days, but it was still a...
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11th April 2014 - Stolen track stops play

August 09, 2014 - Friday 11th April 2014 It was another dull and overcast start this morning but at least there was a 661 on the train th...
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10th April 2014 - Day return to Croatia

August 09, 2014 - Thursday 10th April 2014 There was a surprise in store at Sarajevo station this morning, namely the sight of a former D...
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9th April 2014 - Wet Wet Wet

August 06, 2014 - Wednesday 9th April 2014 This morning was cloudy and colder than yesterday with the threat of rain; not ideal for a tri...
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8th April 2014 - Don't run the Risk

July 31, 2014 - Tuesday 8th April 2014 Early finish yesterday, early start today – breakfast being specially arranged at 05:30 for the...
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7th April 2014 - Into the Unknown

July 30, 2014 - Monday 7th April 2014 Day two dawned bright and sunny so we decided to clear the cobwebs out by eschewing the coach pro...
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6th April 2014 - Setting out on an Odyssey

July 29, 2014 - Sunday 6th April 2014 Day one of the much anticipated, by us at least!, PTG Tour "The Rail Wonders of Croatia and Bosni...
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26th May 2013 - Return to Kaišiadorys

June 29, 2013 - Sunday 26 th May 2013 The weather this morning was a total contrast to yesterday, bright and sunny with the promise of...
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25th May 2013 - The final day

June 29, 2013 - Saturday 25 th May 2013 In contrast to yesterday, the weather was dull and overcast to start the final day of the “Rail...
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24th May 2013 - The longest day

June 28, 2013 - Friday 24 th May 2013 In total contrast to the short day yesterday, the penultimate day of our seven day perambulate ro...
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23rd May 2013 - Along freight only lines

June 28, 2013 - Thursday 23 rd May 2013 The weather was a lot cooler and cloudier today and there was a later start, we think the inten...
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22nd May 2013 - North West Lithuania

June 27, 2013 - Wednesday 22 nd May 2013 It was a beautiful morning in stark contrast to yesterday so once the suitcase had been dumped...
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21st May 2013 - Barbecue weather

June 27, 2013 - Tuesday 21 st May 2013 It was a lot cooler this morning but still quite sunny as we set off for day three of the tour w...
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20th May 2013 - Return to Latvia

June 27, 2013 - Monday 20 th May 2013 It was an earlier start today at 07:25, not helped by having to make sure that our suitcase was s...
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19th May 2013 - Vilnius and the South East

June 26, 2013 - Sunday 19 th May 2013 This was the first day of PTG Tours “Rail Wonders of Lithuania and we would be covering the lines...
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18th May 2013 - The Baltics, part three

June 26, 2013 - Saturday 18 th May 2013 In 2011 it was Estonia, Latvia was visited in 2012 so it was now the turn of the third Baltic s...
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26th September 2005 - Return to Porto

May 08, 2013 - 26th September 2005 The final report from the three day ALCo Holic 3 tour in 2005 which ran from Sines back to Porto, w...
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25th September 2005 - Trip to the Algarve

May 08, 2013 - 25th September 2005 This morning started with a brisk walk, our hotel was a bit further away from the main station than...
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24th September 2005 - The ALCo Holic Day one

May 08, 2013 - 24th September 2005 We had not been out to Portugal for over 18 months, so it was high time for another visit. The elec...
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6th October 2012 - Return to Slovenia

November 07, 2012 - Saturday 6 th October 2012 We woke to another bright sunny morning with a little more time to get to the station which...
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5th October 2012 - Bosnian Border Crossing

November 05, 2012 - Friday 5 th October 2012 Things were definitely looking good on the loco front this morning as we had different 2044 ag...
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4th October 2012 - Welcome to Serbia

November 04, 2012 - Thursday 4 th October 2012 Since the thunderstorm at Koper the weather had been mostly bright and sunny with the attend...
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3rd October 2012 - A day of reversals

November 03, 2012 - Wednesday 3 rd October 2012 It was a misty start to the morning with the promise of sunshine later as we walked the sho...
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2nd October 2102 - From Zadar to Zagreb

November 02, 2012 - Tuesday 2 nd October 2012 This morning dawned rather overcast, still muggy but without the thunder. Though there was th...
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1st October 2012 - A thunderous end to the day

November 01, 2012 - Monday 1 st October 2012 The coach journey back to the station was fairly painless and we had the advantage of leaving...
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30th September 2012 - The line to Split

November 01, 2012 - Sunday 30 th September 2012 This morning was the start of the main reason for our being in Ljubljana, day one of PTG To...
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11th May 2012 - A taste of Lithuania

June 12, 2012 - 11 th May 2012 Last day of the tour and, as a taster for next year, we were returning to Rīga via Lithuania but not bef...
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10th May 2012 - To the Russian border

June 10, 2012 - 10 th May 2012 Just for a change, the hotel was within walking distance from the station so many people chose to get so...
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9th May 2012 - M62 1198......again

June 04, 2012 - 9 th May 2012 A 9 o’clock start this morning meant that there was no rush so some of us amused ourselves by photographi...
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8th May 2012 - Another day with M62 1198

June 03, 2012 - 8 th May 2012 Yesterday ended fine and sunny, today started with fog which we suppose is not altogether surprising give...
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7th May 2012 - Antics in the Park

May 31, 2012 - 7 th May 2012 Today’s itinerary was a loco-hauled trip on a couple of the local electric lines followed by a long trip...
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5th & 6th May 2012 - Fire on the Line

May 26, 2012 - 5 th May 2012 Seeing that we did Estonia last year which included a trip into Latvia, it was hard to resist a tour cove...
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