May 132019
 

That was a great day out in London with my older bother Douglas. Who is down for the week, along with our Mum and Dad. But only Douglas and myself went to London.

While in London, we went to the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and also the Thames Barrier. Oh and I also got to tick off another railway station, this time Charlton.

Cutty Sark
The Prime Meridian Line
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Thames Barrier

More photos from this set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/13-05-2019/

May 132019
 

Well OK, I’ve been to, The Thames Barrier before. But not since July 2008! So it was getting seeing it again, some 11 years later… At least, I was not wearing Lycra this time… LOL! 🙂

From today’s visit…
The Thames Barrier
The Thames Barrier

From the 2008 visit…
The Thames Barrier
The Thames Barrier

May 132019
 

I can now tick off, Charlton railway station.

Charlton railway station
Charlton railway station
Charlton railway station

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

May 122019
 

I can now tick off, Heckington railway station.

Heckington railway station
Heckington railway station
Heckington railway station

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

May 122019
 

I can now tick off, Sleaford railway station.

Sleaford railway station
Sleaford railway station
Sleaford railway station

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

May 112019
 

I am going to York next week, with my Mum, Dad and older brother Douglas. Really looking forward to it! Not been with my folks since, 2009 and my older brother since 2014.

So here are photos from the last number of times, I’ve been…

Clifford's Tower, York
Myself driving the Mallard
National Railway Museum

May 102019
 

Yes, I know, I am very late to the party, but I’ve used High Speed 1 (HS1) at long last! I only went a short distance between Stratford International and St Pancras railway station. Next time, I will need to make sure, I do a longer journey.

Stratford International
Stratford International
Class 395 at St Pancras railway station

More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-lines/high-speed-1/

May 092019
 

WOW! I did the Charing Cross – Access All Areas tour, while in London today! It’s got to be, one of best things you can do in London! So great fun seeing parts of Charing Cross underground station, that the public don’t normally get to see!

The parts of the station you get to see have been closed to the public since 1999.

The Jubilee line platforms at Charing Cross are now synonymous with films and television. They have been used for films including Skyfall (2011/12) and Paddington (2013), and TV’s 24 (2014).

Check out www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/hidden-london/charing-cross. Right now, they are still some tickets for sale. But, they will sell out fast!



More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/09-05-2019/

May 082019
 

So happy, I’ve been on Class 800 at long last! Now looking forward to LNER getting some! 🙂

Class 800 at Didcot Parkway railway station
Class 800 at Didcot Parkway railway station
Class 800 at Reading railway station

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

May 082019
 

Here are some more photos taken at Thatcham railway station. This time in day light… the last lot of photos, had been taken after sunset.

Thatcham railway station
Thatcham railway station
Cooper at Thatcham railway station

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

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