Tag: ECML

Favourite photos from August 2020

Here are my favourite 5 photos from August 2020! I had 59 to choose from, they are not in any order!

Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hull Train at Grantham railway station
Double Spider-Man fun! 
Double Spider-Man fun!
Matt in my straitjacket

Which is your favourite? Check out all my photos, from August 2020 at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/archive/2020-08/

Meeting Matt at the railway station

Happy days! Matt is here, been looking forward to this for so long! We had been hoping to meet up in May…. But all that had to change, when the world went very, very mad! So it’s great getting to do more normal things again and meet up with friends!

So here are some photos of myself, waiting at Grantham railway station for him 🙂

P.S. Can you also guess, what else I was wearing?!?!? Comment below!!!

Myself at Grantham railway station
Myself at Grantham railway station
Myself at Grantham railway station

Third 30+ mile cycle in a row

So pleased with myself, third 30+ mile cycle in a row! Did 36.38 miles, also making it the longest one of 2020 so far!

Check out today’s route at www.strava.com/activities/3618912092

P.S. Sorry no photos of myself, you will have to make do photos these LNER photos, I took at Tallington level crossing.


Happy first birthday wishes for LNER’s Azuma trains

Happy first birthday to LNER’s Azuma trains, which celebrate a full year, since being launched into passenger service.

LNER Azuma at Grantham railway station
LNER Azuma at London King's Cross railway station
Old, meets new at Grantham railway station
LNER Class 800 Azuma 800104 at Grantham railway station

Many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/trains/class-800/

Added more photos of Dunbar railway station

That’s me just uploaded even more photos of Dunbar railway station. This time showing the new platform 2, which only opened on 15 December 2019.

Dunbar railway station
Dunbar railway station
Dunbar railway station

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

Let’s Go Round Again | The LNER HST Farewell Tour

So glad, that I went to Grantham railway station on Saturday the 21st of December 2019. To see the LNER HSTs, branded as ‘Let’s Go Round Again’. A 2+7 set was fully repainted into the original InterCity125 livery and the powercars (43206 and 43312) were re-numbered to 253003 and 253029.

It’s the first time, in my life I’ve seen a HST set in it’s original livery. So glad, that myself and around 100 others went to Grantham railway station to get some photos!



More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/grantham/

Seen my first Hull Trains Class 802 ‘Paragon’

While waiting for the HST at Grantham railway station, I also get to see the Hull Trains Class 802 ‘Paragon’ for the very first time!



More photos set be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/grantham/

Looking forward to Highland Chieftain

 Class 43 at Grantham railway stationSo looking forward to last ever trip on a HST on the ECML. Getting the train from Grantham up to York (which I believe, will be a InterCity 225), then boarding the Highland Chieftain service, which will be operated by diesel-powered InterCity 125 High Speed Train for the very last time! Going all the way up to Inverness.

This will be my third time using the Highland Chieftain service. Really, really looking forward to it!

Once up in Inverness, hoping to do the Far North Line, for the very first time!

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