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Portsmouth, Fareham, Botley, Eastleigh & Southampton 18 April : I travelled from Portsmouth Harbour to Botley for the Brijan Tours Open Day, briefly stopping off at Fratton and Fareham on the way, and continuing to Eastleigh, then Southampton before returning. Not much moving owing to weekend engineering works, especially at Eastleigh, where the up main lines were out of action, having scaffolding erected to repair the platform awning. I managed to catch EWS 66050 at Botley with 6N05, and another pair with ballast hoppers at Southampton. Splendid weather!

Portsmouth, Fareham, Botley, Eastleig...

Dave Rowland

I travelled from Portsmouth Harbour to Botley for the Brijan Tours Ope ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 11:53pm PST

Cosham (for 31233+73107, 59005), Fareham, Southampton, St Denys, Swaythling & Eastleigh 20 April : Another local round trip from Portsmouth Harbour, starting off at Cosham for test train 1Q08 with 73107+31233, and 7V07, the Chichester stone train with 59005, then to Fareham, Southampton Central and St Denys; and a short spell at both Swaythling and Eastleigh. Plenty of freight at St Denys, Southampton and Swaythling, but nothing of note at Eastleigh (not even any aeroplanes!)

Cosham (for 31233+73107, 59005), Fare...

Dave Rowland

Another local round trip from Portsmouth Harbour, starting off at Cosh ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 12:48pm PST

Salisbury, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Par & Roche 07 May : First day of an 8/15 day Freedom of the South West Rover, travelling from Portsmouth Harbour to Roche (Cornwall), with stops at Salisbury, Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Par.

Salisbury, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plym...

Dave Rowland

First day of an 8/15 day Freedom of the South West Rover, travelling f ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 9:21am PST

Par, Truro, Falmouth Docks, Penzance, St Erth, St Ives & Liskeard 08 May : Day two of the 8/15 day Freedom of the South West Ranger, taking in the Falmouth Docks and St Ives branches, with brief stops at relevant stations. There's a sad lack of locomotives in these parts nowadays....  Itinerary was:- Roche, Par, Truro, Falmouth Docks, (Penryn), Truro, Penzance, St Erth, St Ives, St Erth, Liskeard, Par, Roche.

Par, Truro, Falmouth Docks, Penzance,...

Dave Rowland

Day two of the 8/15 day Freedom of the South West Ranger, taking in th ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 8:32am PST

West Highlander, 25 August 2007 : 49 photos of the first ever visit by a Class 40 to the West Highland line.  This was the Scottish RPS's tour from Carlisle to Fort William.  57601 came along as well.

West Highlander, 25 August 2007

andrewstransport

49 photos of the first ever visit by a Class 40 to the West Highland l ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 8:27am PST

Bodmin & Wenford Railway 09 May : A trip out to Bodmin to sample the Bodmin & Wenford Railway with Mike Dufton; the only loco working trains was GWR 64xx Class 0-6-0PT 6435, and apart from diesel shunter 08444 pottering about, no other locos were readily accessable, although I did manage to get a few photos of some. A pleasant day out.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway 09 May

Dave Rowland

A trip out to Bodmin to sample the Bodmin & Wenford Railway with Mike ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 7:18am PST

St Austell, Par, Penzance, Camborne, Hayle, Redruth, Newquay & Roche 10 May : Today's journeys were done using a one day Ride Cornwall ticket, as were tomorrow's. Not too many trains hereabouts, so I photographed the stations in between trips. Itinerary was:- bus from Roche to St Austell, Par, Penzance, Camborne, Hayle, Redruth, Par, Newquay, Par, Roche.

St Austell, Par, Penzance, Camborne, ...

Dave Rowland

Today's journeys were done using a one day Ride Cornwall ticket, as we ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 6:17am PST

St Austell, Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, Looe, Plymouth, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth & Dawlish 11 May : Another Ride Cornwall Day Ranger ticket was used today, along with an off-peak return from Plymouth to Dawlish. The idea being to travel the Looe branch, and get to Teignmouth in order to book B & B for the weekend. A number of changes still failed to provide the sight of a loco, other than HST class 43 power cars. The itinerary was:- bus from Roche to St Austell, Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, Looe, Liskeard, Plymouth, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Newton Abbot, Par, Roche.

St Austell, Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard,...

Dave Rowland

Another Ride Cornwall Day Ranger ticket was used today, along with an ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 5:09am PST

Newquay, Par, Taunton & Weston-super-Mare 12th May : Having read the timetable wrongly, I got to Roche station in time to catch the train to Newquay instead of Par. Never mind, I went there first instead. Then to Par and Taunton, where I got the Cardiff train with 67018+67022 as far as Weston-super-Mare, staying there until 57306+57308 took me to Bristol. A couple of odd photos were taken at Roche & Bristol Temple Meads, returning from there to Portsmouth Harbour, and home for a day off. Many thanks to Mike Dufton of Roche for the use of his house, company, and hospitality during my time in Cornwall.

Newquay, Par, Taunton & Weston-super-...

Dave Rowland

Having read the timetable wrongly, I got to Roche station in time to c ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 3:36am PST

Bristol Temple Meads & Exeter St Davids 14 May : Day four of the Freedom of the South West Rover; after a day's rest, it's back to Devon to stay at Teignmouth for the weekend. All photos here are from Bristol Temple Meads & Exeter St Davids, apart from two at Teignmouth.

Bristol Temple Meads & Exeter St Davi...

Dave Rowland

Day four of the Freedom of the South West Rover; after a day's rest, i ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 2:53am PST