Tag: LNER

Dream railway rolling stock

Here is mini list my dream railway rolling stock for Coopers Junction. What do you think?!?!?

You are of course, welcome to give money via www.PayPal.me/gsvalentine to help me pay for these! Also check out model railway wishlist 🙂

VTEC, Class 91, Bo-Bo, 91111 'For the Fallen' - Era 10
VTEC, Class 91, Bo-Bo, 91111 ‘For the Fallen’ – Era 10
LNER, Hitachi Class 800/1, 'Azuma' Set 800 104 'Celebrating Scotland' Train Pack - Era 11
LNER, Hitachi Class 800/1, ‘Azuma’ Set 800 104 ‘Celebrating Scotland’ Train Pack – Era 11
GBRf, Class 66, Co-Co, 66773 'Pride of GB Railfreight' - Era 11
GBRf, Class 66, Co-Co, 66773 ‘Pride of GB Railfreight’ – Era 11
Caledonian Sleeper, Class 92, Co-Co, 92023 - Era 10
Caledonian Sleeper, Class 92, Co-Co, 92023 – Era 10

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/

Favourite photos from December 2019

Here are my favourite photos from December 2019… Please do give the photos a comment!

adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket
adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket
On the last ever LNER HST service to Inverness
On the last ever LNER HST service to Inverness
Myself at Invergordon railway station
Myself at Invergordon railway station
Myself at Helensburgh Upper railway station
Myself at Helensburgh Upper railway station

Check out www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/page/archive/2019-12/ for all my other photos from December 2019.

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/

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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