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Author Topic: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)  (Read 5862 times)

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2018, 09:56:39 am »
Thanks. Not travelled to Berwick ... yet, though I've seen pics of the Royal Border viaduct I think the train is approaching. Most impressive.
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #106 on: June 16, 2018, 10:09:14 am »
lmagine this sucker flying over the River Tweed!

Tail end of Shinkansen, Osaka, after trip from Tokyo.

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #107 on: June 16, 2018, 10:38:59 am »
Regarding passengers looking at some sort of electronic device. Why do people take a window seat if they arenít going to admire the scenery. Or...even worse, pull the blind down!

More personal space. I could pretty much tell you every tree on my commute, so Iím not bothered by looking out the window, still want a window seat though!

That is a significantly more attractive bit of railway than the Brighton main line though...

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #108 on: June 16, 2018, 10:47:42 am »
No way to identify trees on a Shinkansen.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #109 on: June 17, 2018, 11:22:43 am »
I :hellosign:. Interesting thread, so what to do at St Austell on meal break


Was on the over bridge to the East on one day, then next day was on the West.


regards Derek.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #110 on: June 17, 2018, 12:15:53 pm »
I :hellosign:. Interesting thread, so what to do at St Austell on meal break


Was on the over bridge to the East on one day, then next day was on the West.


regards Derek.

Thanks Derek. Thatís one of the Castle Class short formation HST sets.
And by the way, I know which of the two footbridges I prefer!
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #111 on: June 20, 2018, 09:42:57 pm »
Bit of a better late than never mini review of a couple of days at the TT, just the metal wheeled variety of transport to fit in with the thread title and a slight stretch of that to cover the electric railway.
Sunday lunchtime at Ballymoney station was the start of my trip, Belfast train arriving, Derry train waiting.



Smooth crossing on the ferry, bus waiting at the terminal to take me to my digs, drop bags and out for a snoop at what's on shed at Derby Castle.


All that excitement can cause all sorts of problems, so I thought a relaxing trip to Laxey and a quick snifter at the bar were in order, then caught the last car home


Monday was race day, sounded exciting on the radio but was busy sorting the garden and painting the walls and gate - I should explain that where I stay, I get free accommodation in return for doing some work around the place, the large print giveth and the small print taketh away - so I consoled myself with a chip bap and more snifters in Douglas.
Tuesday was spent on the remaining bits of painting, but was finished in plenty of time for a tootle to Port Erin.  Bus was running late so walked down on to the prom and caught the horse tram down to the sea terminal.


Made it in plenty of time for the commuter train! Pretty certain most of us on here would give their eye-teeth for a run home from work in this.


Breakfast served onboard in the morning service and beer,butties and burgers on the return. Note, the blurriness was caused by taking the shot whilst the train was moving and nothing whatsoever to do with the affluence of incahol.


Combination of train departing late and arriving even later and huge crowds in Douglas to watch the red arrows meant my plan to go to Ramsey failed, so off the bus at Laxey again and a few more drinks to drown my sorrows.
Wednesday, race day, five minute walk and I'm at governors bridge, from there you can follow the course up to signpost corner so plenty of spots to appreciate just how brave/suicidal the riders are.
After yesterdays failed attempt I made it to Ramsey, photo taken from my holiday version of a bus stop.


Two pints of tea at my uncles later and it's time to head south, stopped off for a quick photo and the tram....



....left without me.
Thirty minutes of refreshment time later, the cavalry arrived in the shape of car 6, driven by a friend of mine, so cabbed it down to Port Jack.


Thursday was going home day. This involved flying from Ronaldsway to Belfast via Manchester, two hours longer but £125 cheaper than flying direct. (ferry fully booked).
Back in Belfast the Enterprise service from Dublin was arriving.


Plus my train was ready to depart, even if it wasn't sure exactly where it was going! not sure what it said, but something that scrolled past made a couple of polish teenagers giggle.


So that was the TT over for another year. Can't wait untill next year.
All the best
Stan.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #112 on: June 20, 2018, 09:57:33 pm »
Sigh :envy:
Shame you had to leave before the end of race week but I do envy you.
Great pics and thanks for posting them.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #113 on: June 20, 2018, 10:24:49 pm »
All part of the problem of working odd shift patterns, usually get either the first or the last few days off, this year was unusual in getting the weekdays off.
just checked my shift calendar, appears I'm off the whole southern 100 week!

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #114 on: June 21, 2018, 05:02:50 pm »
Great pics, thanks for taking the trouble to post them, that is one of the few places in the UK? I've not visited, perhaps should be on my bucket list.   :D

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #115 on: June 21, 2018, 05:42:18 pm »
Fabulous pictures.
We loved the Isle of Man.  Such a gentle pace everywhere.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #116 on: June 21, 2018, 08:16:42 pm »
Many thanks for this excellent post and the wonderful photographs.

Best wishes.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #117 on: June 21, 2018, 09:54:04 pm »
Thank you for the kind comments, the photo's posted are only from my wanderings this year, hence the slightly tram heavy content, the MER is five minutes walk from where I usually stay compared with three miles to the steam railway, I could, if you wish, post more steam railway photo's from previous visits.
If this post has piqued any interest in visiting the island, here are a few tips.

Check out the cost of flying and car hire, sometimes it is cheaper than the boat!

Airb&b can be a lot cheaper than a hotel. TT week some locals rent out a spare room or whole house through a Manx government scheme called Homestay, I have no idea if this runs out of the TT period but may be worth a look.

For the size of the place, public transport is excellent, maybe not TFL but still good and surprisingly cheap, especially if you use the freedom tickets.

Hope this helps.

All the best
Stan.

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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #118 on: June 22, 2018, 07:39:00 am »

If this post has piqued any interest in visiting the island, here are a few tips.


Yes, please, Stan!
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Re: Train Waiting's Trains Waiting (and, occasionally, moving)
« Reply #119 on: June 22, 2018, 08:25:29 am »
I would endorse Young Bullaís comments re public transport.
We got about very easily on buses and trains and everything was always on time.
A lovely place.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

 

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