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Favourite photos from January 2020

Here are my favourite photos from January 2020… Please do give the photos a comment! 🙂

Walking up the Campsie Fells
Walking up the Campsie Fells
Myself at Edinburgh Waverley railway station
Myself at Edinburgh Waverley railway station
Mind your head!
Mind your head!
O'Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit
O’Neill 5/4 Mutant wetsuit

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/archive/2020-01/ for all my other photos from January 2020.

Edinburgh Waverley railway station ✅

I of course, ticked off Edinburgh Waverley railway station a long, long time ago! But I’ve just been sorting out photos! While having a wee look, back at East Coast Trains, when they use to run the most trains on the ECML!

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

Been a Class 385 train at long last!

I’am so happy, yes maybe I need to get more! At long last, I’ve been on a Class 385 train. The last number of times, I’ve been in Scotland they have been withdrawn, from service for a number of reasons!

Got say, that I do really like them! Just hope, next time, I get to do a longer journey, since I only went from North Berwick to Edinburgh Waverley. So need to try them out on the Glasgow-Edinburgh route.

Class 385 at Edinburgh Waverley railway station

Falling back in love with train journeys!

Today, I had to use three trains to get from Paisley to Grantham. The first train took me from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central. Then, I of course had to walk from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen Street.

I could have got the 5:15pm to Edinburgh Waverley, but it was way to busy. So I waited till the 5:30pm ScotRail service, which worked out better, since it was a Class 365, eight-carriage train.

Still can’t believe how much better the Glasgow–Edinburgh via Falkirk line, since the electrification project. Just hope, that next time, I use the line. I get to use one of the Class 385 trains!

Once in Edinburgh, it was time to wait for the 7:36pm service to Grantham. Got to say, that LNER is so better than Virgin Trains! Which is, one of the main reasons I stopped going by train!

Also Adam the train manager was so funny!! He was coming out with things like “the buffet car is located in coach H for hungry” and “If you are still standing and not a fan of Elton John head to coaches E and F”

RIP East Coast Trains 2009 – 2015!

RIP East Coast Trains 2009 – 2015. You were the best railway franchise in the UK. It’s all down hill from now on. Since Virgin have taken over running of the ECML. It will be like National Express all over again!

So from today, the trains will start turning Virgin Red. We’re going to lose the great colour of East Coast Trains. See some photos below!