Category: Railway stations

EMT HST Summer Special to Skegness

Happy days! Just done something, I’ve been wanting to do for a good number of years! That is getting the Summer Special HST train to Skegness! Big thanks to Mark T for sorting it all out and of course joining me!

HST at Grantham railway station

Myself at Skegness railway station

InterCity 125 passes Elton and Orston railway station

Today Mark T and myself went to Elton and Orston railway station, which is the least used station in Nottinghamshire. To watch the one of the Summer Saturday HST specials to Skegness.

Mark T and myself at Elton and Orston railway station
InterCity 125 passing Elton and Orston railway station
InterCity 125 passing Elton and Orston railway station

Previously unseen photos from Far North Line

Here are some previously unseen photos from when Mark G and myself did the Far North Line, back in December 2019.





Many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-lines/far-north-line/

Visited 79 railway stations so far in 2020

Myself at Newport railway stationThat’s me, visited 79 railway stations for the very first time in 2020! My total now stands at 338. But still got a long, long way to go!

Here is the list of the ones, I’ve done so far in 2020…

  • Aberdour
  • Bamford
  • Barnetby
  • Barry
  • Barry Docks
  • Barry Island
  • Bickley
  • Birchgrove
  • Bolton on Dearne
  • Boston
  • Brading
  • Bristol Parkway
  • Bromley South
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Queen Street
  • Carmarthen
  • Chinley
  • Cleethorpes
  • Coleshill Parkway
  • Conisbrough
  • Dalgety Bay
  • Danescourt
  • Dinas Powys
  • Dinas Rhondda
  • Dore & Totley
  • Dunbar
  • Edale
  • Ferryside
  • Folkestone Central
  • Folkestone West
  • Goldthorpe
  • Grindleford
  • Habrough
  • Heath High Level
  • Heath Low Level
  • Hope
  • Kidwelly
  • Lake
  • Llandaf
  • Llanelli
  • Llwynypia
  • London Victoria
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Merthyr Vale
  • Mexborough
  • Newport
  • Orpington
  • Pembroke
  • Pembroke Dock
  • Penally
  • Petts Wood
  • Pontypridd
  • Porth
  • Portsmouth & Southsea
  • Portsmouth Harbour
  • Radyr
  • Ramsgate
  • Rotherham Central
  • Ryde Esplanade
  • Ryde Pier Head
  • Ryde St John’s Road
  • Sandown
  • Scunthorpe
  • Sevenoaks
  • Shanklin
  • Swansea
  • Swinton
  • Taffs Well
  • Tenby
  • Thurnscoe
  • Ton Pentre
  • Tonypandy
  • Trehafod
  • Treherbert
  • Treorchy
  • Ty Glas
  • Ynyswen
  • Ystrad Rhondda

The full list can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/railways/railway-stations/

WOW! Had so much fun in Wales, did 38 railway stations

Myself at Cardiff Central railway stationHere is a list of new railway stations, that I did during my trip to Wales! Got the title wrong turns out, I did 39!

1st March 2020 (5)

2nd March 2020 (12)

  • Dinas Rhondda
  • Llwynypia
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Pontypridd
  • Porth
  • Ton Pentre
  • Tonypandy
  • Trehafod
  • Treherbert
  • Treorchy
  • Ynyswen
  • Ystrad Rhondda

3rd March 2020 (12)

  • Barry Island
  • Barry
  • Barry Docks
  • Birchgrove
  • Danescourt
  • Dinas Powys
  • Heath High Level
  • Heath Low Level
  • Llandaf
  • Radyr
  • Taffs Well
  • Ty Glas

4th March 2020 (2)

5th March 2020 (5)

  • Carmarthen
  • Pembroke
  • Pembroke Dock
  • Penally
  • Tenby

6th March 2020 (2)

7th March 2020 (1)

Newport railway station, tick

I can now tick off, Newport railway station. My last new railway station in Wales before, crossing back into England.

Newport railway station
Myself at Newport railway station
Newport railway station

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/newport/

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