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3rd February 2015 - Steaming through a winter wonderland

October 24, 2015 - Tuesday 3rd February 2015 It was a bright and clear morning as we trooped the short distance to the station for the 7:0...
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2nd February 2015 - Let it snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

October 22, 2015 - Monday 2nd February 2015 Just to make sure that we were not getting too cosseted by gentle starts we departed Gmünd in...
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1st February 2015 - Waldviertlerbahnen

October 15, 2015 - Sunday 1st February 2015 Another bright sunny morning saw us back onto our coach for the journey to Heidenreichstein fo...
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31st January 2015 - Czech Canada

October 14, 2015 - Saturday 31st January 2015 This morning dawned bright and sunny with a fresh sprinkling of snow as well all trooped ont...
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30th January 2015 - Jindřichohradecké místní dráhy

September 30, 2015 - Friday 30th January 2015 Our stay in Austria was short-lived as it was back to the Czech Republic this morning, to Jind...
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29th January 2015 - Czech mainline steam

September 29, 2015 - Thursday 29th January 2015 One aspect of this tour we were not really looking forward to was the tedious coach journey...
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28th January 2015 - Off again!

September 22, 2015 - Wednesday 28th January 2015 In a rather unusual move for us we decided to have two trips in quick succession at the sta...
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11th January 2015 - Chocs Away!

August 30, 2015 - Sunday 11th January 2015 It was back to the long distance runs this morning for the final day of steam specials on this...
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10th January 2015 - Steam Railmotor to Linthal

August 27, 2015 - Saturday 10th January 2015 Today was an easy day for us compared to the main party who had to get from Basel to Zürich...
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9th January 2015 - Jura steam trip

August 25, 2015 - Friday 9th January 2015 It was not raining this morning though some precipitation was still threatened as we made our w...
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5th January 2015 - Steaming through Luzern and Bern

July 24, 2015 - Monday 5th January 2015 Back to work this morning for most “normals” after the Christmas break but not for us as we sti...
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4th May 2014 - East Coast Steam

September 30, 2014 - Sunday 4th May 2014 Day 9 and the final day of the “Great Britain VII” would take the form of a quick (well as quick as...
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3rd May 2014 - Full Circle

September 29, 2014 - Saturday 3rd May 2014 An eight o'clock start this morning was not too bad and we were at the station in good time to se...
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2nd May 2014 - Over the Sea to Skye

September 29, 2014 - Friday 2nd May 2014 There was just one early start on the whole tour and that was only for the half of the train that w...
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1st May 2014 - We'll take the Low Road

September 29, 2014 - Thursday 1st May 2014 It was typical spring weather this morning, cold and wet, and a 9:38 start was quite early enough...
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30th April 2014 - There is no point

September 29, 2014 - Wednesday 30 th April 2014 So far, "GB VII" had been on the go for four solid days but today gave the opportunity for a...
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29th April 2014 - Great Scot

September 25, 2014 - Tuesday 29th April 2014 Breakfast was provided in the hotels rather than the train this morning; the weather continued...
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28th April 2014 - Two brief incursions into Wales

September 25, 2014 - Monday 28th April 2014 Another sociable start time this morning though not quite as late as yesterday and it was also p...
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27th April 2014 - Up Hill and Down Dale

September 10, 2014 - Sunday 27th April 2014 It wasn't such an early start this morning, the suitcases were being transported to the next des...
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26th April 2014 - Westward Ho!

August 15, 2014 - Saturday 26th April 2014 Here we are again, two weeks after returning from Bosnia and Croatia and off on our travels ag...
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19th January 2014 - Alpine Steam Express part 2

May 15, 2014 - Sunday 19 th January 2014 It was deja-vu this morning as we had to get back to Brig for 01 202’s return journey to Lyss...
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18th January 2014 - Steaming to Brig

May 13, 2014 - Saturday 18 th January 2014 Following two days with small steam locos, today was the turn of something a bit bigger, fo...
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17th January 2014 - Lötschberg steam

May 13, 2014 - Friday 17 th January 2014 Railtour time again today but as we had to get to Langnau starting with the 07:02 from Zürich...
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15th January 2014 - Steam Railmotor to Zug

May 12, 2014 - Wednesday 15 th January 2014 Not such an early start this morning as the ticket for today was a local ZVV “9 o’clock pa...
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22nd April 2013 - Steam and diesel in South Wales

June 25, 2013 - 22 nd April 2013 In the last few years the Railway Touring Company have run a marathon tour round the UK booked to be e...
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5th August 2012 - North Wales Coast Express

September 09, 2012 - 5 th August 2012 Day three of four days of railtours and the third different destination but the same old route towards...
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4th August 2012 - Cumbrian Mountain Express (again)

September 08, 2012 - 4 th August 2012 An even earlier start today, but not quite as early as yesterday or even as booked as we actually left...
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3rd August 2012 - The Scarborough Flyer

September 08, 2012 - Friday 3 rd August 2012 For the past couple of years we have each spent a weekend in Crewe covering some of the plethor...
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27th May 2012 - The Peak Forester

June 19, 2012 - 27th May 2012 We usually avoid travelling by train unless we have to on the UK national network on Sundays – far too fr...
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12th April 2012 - Cumbrian Mountain Express

May 03, 2012 - 12 th April 2012 A day trip to Carlisle with class 86 electric loco 86259 and 46115 “Scots Guardsman” on a day off fr...
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