Tag: London North Eastern Railway

First visit railway station visit of 2021

First time visiting a railway station in 2021. Only to meet a friend off a train (hello Mark T), which happened to be the Class 91 – 91111 For The Fallen. Going on my first train trip of 2021, on Bank Holiday Monday! Which I am so looking forward too.

Class 91 - 91111 For The Fallen at Grantham railway station

Class 91 - 91111 For The Fallen at Grantham railway station

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

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/

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’s HSTs enter final weeks in service

Sad to know, that in the next number of weeks, all of LNER’s HSTs will be coming off the ECML. Really going to miss, seeing and of course hearing the Class 43’s, powering up and down the line.

InterCity 125 at Grantham railway station
LNER Class 43 at Grantham railway station
Old, meets new at Grantham railway station
Class 43 at Grantham railway station

Many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/trains/class-43/

Just how cute, are these two LNER Class 801s

How cute!! Just seen my first LNER Class 801, ten car train at Grantham railway station. So in other words, two 5 car trains joined together. If, I was LNER, I would give them both boys names, to show support for being LGBT+

801108 and 80110 at Grantham railway station
801108 and 80110 at Grantham railway station