Mar 142019
 

I am going miss seeing the Class 365s trains in Scotland. Since Scotrail is replacing, them all with the new Hitachi Class385 trains, in the next number of weeks.



Mar 062019
 

I’ve started working on a National Cycle Network photo map. I’ve used the network so many times, over the years for cycling, walking and while doing the End to End cycle back in 2009.

Still, got many photos to add to this map, but very pleased with my process so far…

Also, done a page, that breaks the National Cycle Network, down into routes.

Mar 042019
 

Happy 129th Birthday To the Forth Bridge! A magnificent Structure in Scotland!

Forth Bridge
Forth Bridge
Forth Bridge
Forth Bridge from North Queensferry

Jan 172019
 

Since everyone else is doing the #TenYearsChallenge. It’s about time, that I joined in!

First photo is from 2009, while doing the End to End cycle. Second is from 2019, while walking up Ben A’an.

Jan 082019
 

Glasgow Central railway station is the busiest in Scotland. But it happens to be, the one I use the least! Mainly due to fast, you can’t get many direct train to it from Peterborough any more. Like you could under the GNER days! Which is one, of the main reasons, I started mainly driving to/from Scotland and stopped using the train!

LNER, is doing a way better job than both National Express East Coast and Virgin Trains East Coast, ever did! But, I still would rate GNER has the best railway franchise the UK ever had!

GNER at Glasgow Central
Platform 13 at Glasgow Central railway station
Class 380 at Glasgow Central railway station

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

Jan 072019
 

I know that most people will not think the same… But I, for one think that Stirling railway station, looks much better, since electrification. It makes it feel, more like a main railway station. Which of course it is, since you can get trains to Aberdeen, Alloa, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and even London!

But it’s going to take me a while getting use to, using a Class 365 running to/from Stirling. Since I’am so use to seeing, them run between London King’s Cross and Peterborough, in the past.

I also for one, think that ScotRail are doing a great job! So nice to see, some of the work, they have and Network Rail, have been doing start, to pay off!

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

Jan 072019
 

Just uploaded even more photos of Milngavie railway station.

Milngavie railway station
Milngavie railway station
Milngavie railway station

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

Jan 022019
 

That turned out to be a great day out in Ayr, in Scotland! Sure I’ve been before at some point, but I would like to say it was well over 20 years ago. I really do need to get back again in the summer!

Ayr

Ayr

For more photos head over to www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/02-01-2019/

Jan 022019
 

I can now tick, Ayr railway station off my list! Which is my first new railway station of 2019! The first, of many, I am sure! Hoping to add at least 50 more in 2019!

Ayr railway station
Ayr railway station
 Ayr railway station

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

Jan 012019
 

Could not think of a better way to start 2019! That was to walk up my first named summit of the year. Neil and myself walked up Ben A’an, which has a elevation of 454 metres. The summit gives you some great views of the Trossachs.

You can, check out the route we took over at www.strava.com/activities/2048679883.

 Ben A'a
 Ben A'an
Ben A'an

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