Tag: Grantham

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/

LNER Class 800 Azuma 5 car at Grantham railway station

So looking forward to when these, LNER Class 800 Azuma 5 car trains, start running between Lincoln and London King’s Cross from Monday 21 October 2019.

NER Class 800 Azuma 5 car at Grantham railway station
LNER Class 800 Azuma 5 car at Grantham railway station

More photos of these sexy, Class 800s can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/trains/class-800/

Mallard at Grantham 2013

Here are some photos of the LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard taken at the “Mallard at Grantham 2013” event. If you live in the area and never made it to Grantham today. I would make sure you go tomorrow (Sunday 8th September). It’s one local event not to miss!! Well if you love stream trains anyway!

More information about the event can be found at www.mallardatgrantham.co.uk.

Mallard at Grantham 2013
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Mallard at Grantham 2013
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LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard at Grantham : 05/09/2013

Here are some photos of the LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard taken in Grantham today! The Mallard is in Grantham for the “Mallard Festival Of Steam” which is on this weekend (Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September). Which, I will of course to going to. Will try my best to get many more photos!

More information about the event can be found at www.mallardatgrantham.co.uk.

Mallard at Grantham 2013
Mallard at Grantham 2013
Mallard at Grantham 2013

14-Mar-2013 : First real test of Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike

Today I give my new Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike it’s first real test. Mainly since I did the longest cycle it’s done so far since getting it. Also it’s the first time I have used it off road. I used it, while cycling along the Grantham Canal towpath. I also used the bike’s bike front suspension. I normal have it locked. Since I just find, all I do is bounce up and down. So it’s nice to have suspension, but can’t see me using it that often.

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph and route statistics.

Route map:-

14-03-2013 bike ride

Elevation graph:

14-03-2013 bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 46.26 miles.
  • Time: 3:34:44 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.9 mph.
  • Max Speed: 34.6 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 702 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 43 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 156 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

26-Feb-2013 : First half century (50 miles) cycle of the year

Well pleased with myself. Just done my first half century (50 miles) cycle of the year. I was not planning to when I set off. But someone twitter give me the idea! I was going to be happy with 40 miles. Pleased I did it, means I have beating the longest cycle I did in February last year. Which was 44.28 miles.

I will now leave you with the route map and route statistics. No elevation graph like normal due to the GPS playing up.

Route map:-

26-02-2013 bike ride

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 50.13 miles.
  • Time: 4:03:18 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.4 mph.
  • Max Speed: 28.3 mph.

No Elevation data, due to GPS playing up.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

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