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PLANNING FOR 2017 NOW IF YOU THINK OF THE OLD NAME OF THE CZECH COUNTRY AND ADD ON THE OTHER BIT THATS A CLUE TO ONE PLACE BOOKED FOR 2017, THEN THINK OF A FAST FOOD ITEM AND COLD BACON SORT OF

** A NEW WARNING PLEASE DO NOT USE THE POST OFFICE TRAVE MONEY SERVICE  UNLESS (A YOU BUY ONLINE OR (B YOU BUY MORE THAN £1,000 POUNDSWORTH OF YOUR CHOSEN CURRENCY, REASON THE RATE IS ALMOST CRIMINAL  AND YOU WILL FEEL VERY FLEECED LIKE I HAVE ***

A RAILWAY STATION IS JUST THAT ,NOT A TRAIN STATION  THEY HAVE BEEN RAILWAY STATIONS FOR THE LAST 150 YEARS THERE IS NO NEED TO CHANGE ,NEXT AIRPORTS WILL BE PLANE STATIONS !!-- ANOTHER THING I NOTICED ON THE BUS THAT THE YOUNG MOTHERS CALL SEATS CHAIRS SO WE WILL HAVE CHAIR CAPACITY NOTICES SOON !!!

*SOME NEWS I HAVE JUST FOUND OUT IS THAT FOR THE SENIORS WHO MAY BE READING THIS--YOU CAN USE YOUR ENGLISH FREE BUS PASS IN LONDON BEFORE 09-30HRS- GREAT FOR US NOT FOR TFL !!!

** **MY SAMPLE RAIL FARES FROM SWINDON HAS BEEN UPDATED FROM JAN 4TH 2017 WHEN MOST GO UP ,CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF THERE IS NO CHEAP DAY RETURN FROM SWINDON TO LONDON PADDINGTON  THE SAME DAY RETURNS ARE PEAK HOUR AMIED AT THE COMMUTERS

 

< AND DONT FORGET THE MUCH IMPROVED RAIL SERVICE BETWEEN SWINDON-- MELKSHAM --TROWBRIDGE AND WESTBURY WHICH HAS JUST STARTED ,PLEASE SUPPORT OR LOOSE NEW TIP--IF YOU ARE GOING TO HEATHROW AIRPORT TRY THE TRAIN TO EITHER HAYES AND HARLINGTON OR SLOUGH STATIONS MUCH CHEAPER FARES FRON SWINDON START AS LITTLE AS £9-00SINGLE / 5-95 RC OFF PEAK YOU DO HAVE TO CHANGE AT READING

 

THE THREE SCENIC RAILWAY JOURNEYS IN NEW ZEALAND ARE WORLD CLASS WITH THE TRANZ SCENIC (CHRISTCHURCH-ARTHURS PASS-GREYMOUTH) BEING  THE BEST

********JUST DID BERGEN TO OSLO TRAIN ,OVER 7 HOURS LONG ,WORLD CLASS SCENERY

 
     
     
 
  • PAIGNTON & DARTMOUTH RAILWAY

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    2 VISITS

    AUGUST 2016 AND MAY 2017 (BOILING HOT )

  • LICHFIELD--TAMWORTH & SUTTON COLDFIELD

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    ROUND TRIP FROM BIRMINGHAM BY BUS TO LICHFIELD,TAMWOTH AND SUTTON COLDFIELD  VERY INTERESTING DAY

  • KERNOW (CORNWALL) BUSES 2017

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    CHEAP GWR RAIL TRIP ON A GLORIOUS SPRING DAY TO CAMBORNE AND TRURO WITH FRIENDS,NICE TO SEE SOME NEW BUSES BUT AS FOR THE REST I WOULD RATHER NOT SAY !!

  • MARSEILLE TRAM & BUS

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    HALF DAY VISIT ON MARCH 23RD 2017 ,MUCH CHANGED --NO TROLLEYBUSES FOR A START.

    THESE FLEXCITY TRAMS FROM AUSTRIA HAVE WOODEN SEATS BUT ARE VERY NICE AND CLEAN TO TRAVEL ON

  • SAINT-DENIS (PARIS) TRAM HOTSPOT

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    JUST NORTH OF THE CENTRE OF PARIS IS SAINT-DENIS WHERE TRAM T1 HAS OPERATED FOR MANY YEARS.

    IT HAS BEEN JOINED BY TRAM T8 IN 2016 AND BOTH LINES CROSS JUST OUTSIDE THE GARE(STATION) ,JUST A COUPLE OF STOPS TO THE EAST ON T1 WE NOW HAVE TRAM T5 WHICH IS OF THE TRANSLOHR TYPE WHICH MEANS IT ONLY HAS ONE MIDDLE LINE (VERY ODD !!!)

  • MIRAMAS & MARSEILLE TRAINS 2017

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    WENT TO MARSEILLE FOR THE MORNING TO SEE THE NEW TRAMWAY THEN VIA THE BACK WAY BUT SCENIC COTE BLEUE WHICH HUGS THE MED FOR SOME OF THE WAY TO MIRAMAS WHICH IS THE MAIN YARD AND FREIGHT CENTRE FOR THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

  • MONTPELLIER TRAMWAY FRANCE 2017

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    EARLY SPRING BREAK TO THE SOUTH-WEST OF FRANCE.

    MONTPELLIER  IS A LOVELY CITY NOW WITH 4 TRAMLINES (WAS 1 IN 2001 MY LAST VISIT) AND A 5TH UNDERWAY .

    TAM STANDS FOR TRANSPORT DE I" AGGLO-MERATION DE MONTPELLIER .,AT PRESENT THERE ARE  81 TRAMS ALL CITALIS 401/302/402 TYPES

  • SOMERSET YARD BASH FEB 11TH 2017

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    WENT ON A BUS NUTS JOLLY TODAY FROM WESTBURY(WILTS)  TO VARIOUS BUS AND COACH DEPOTS IN WILTS ,SOMERSET AND BRISTOL ,

    ITS SUPRISING WHAT YOU COME ACROSS  .   5 VEHICLES WERE USED

                        CHANDLERS   T701 SUT  ,ECONOMY TRAVEL  KPC 211P  ,PRESERVED  KYA284Y  ,ABUS YE52 FHF AND LAST  CENTURION TRAVEL B48 DNY

     THANKS TO JAMES FOR A GREAT DAY OUT

     

  • NORFOLK +NORWICH BUS & COACH AUGUST 2016

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    EXTENSIVE TRIP AROUND NORFOLK LAST SUMMER INCLUDING ALL THE COAST HOPPER

  • READING BUSES PLUS THE TADRED RUNNING DAY DEC 2016

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    TWO VISITS TO READING WITHIN A FEW WEEKS ,1ST TO SEE THE ENSIGNBUS CHINA DECKER ON LOAN TO READING BUSES WHICH I RODE ON AND THE SECOND TO THE VERY GOOD TADRED STEP ENTRANCE RUNNIND DAY PT ON BY MORTONS COACHES

  • ROMNEY HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY 2016 PLUS EAST KENT RAILS

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    2 BUS RALLIES ON THE SAME WEEKEND PLUS THE RHDR ,RECIPE FOR A GREAT WEEKEND

  • TWO KENT BUS RALLIES 2016

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    TWO RALLIES IN ONE WEEKEMD IN KENT.ON THE SATURDAY THE EAST KENT 100 AT DEAL AND ON THE SUNDAY THE RHD RAILWAY BUS RALLY,ALSO A GENERAL RIDE AROUND EAST KENT AT THE SAME TIME

  • THE SALISBURY SPECTRA SWANSONG DEC 17TH 2016

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    A TRIP TO SALISBURY FOR THIS LOW KEY BUT FRIENDLY EVENT PUT ON BY GO SOUTH COAST. ONLY TWO SPECTRAS RAN BECAUSE 1681 WAS ILL BUT A GOOD SUBSITITUE WAS OLYMPIAN 4756 WHICH CAME FROM SOUTHERN VECTIS MANY YEARS AGO. I WENT TO WOODFALLS AND DOWNTON BUT THERE WERE OTHER TRIPS AS WELL

  • WORCESTERSHIRE BUSES 2016

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    JULY VIST INCLUDES WORCESTER ,BROMSGROVE AND REDDITCH ALL VERY INTERESTING IN GOOD WEATHER

  • SALISBURY BUS & COACH 2016

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    MADE SEVERAL VISITS TO SALISBURY AND ONE TO RINGWOOD THIS YEAR WITH ANOTHER TO COME BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR,LOTS OF DIFFERENT BUSES AROUND NOW

  • MID HANTS RAILWAY AUTUMN STEAM GALA (OCTOBER 22ND 2016)

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    FIRST VISIT HERE TO A GALA FOR SOME TIME AND IT WAS VERY GOOD

  • WAKEFIELD BUSES

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    VERY BUSY PLACE AND VERY GOOD FOR PHOTOS,ARRIVA ARE THE MAIN OPERATER BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER OPPS AS WELL

  • WIRRAL BUS & TRAM SHOW 2016

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    NICE HERITAGE TRAMWAY BUT MANY OF THE BUSES DID NOT TURN UP ,LOVELY DAY FOR A TRIP TO NEW BRIGHTON WHICH WAS LOVELY.

  • 9th KINGSBRIDGE VINTAGE BUS RUNNING DAY (2016)

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    MY FIRST VISIT TO THIS RUNNING DAY ,FANTASTIC DAY AND SCENERY. WENT TO SALCOMBE FOR THE FIRST TIME THEN TO INNER/OUTER HOPE ON PPH 698 BUT BECAUSE OF LATE RUNNING THERE WAS NO PHOTO STOP ,PITTY BECAUSE THEY ARE LOVELY PLACES BY THE SEA ,MANY GO AGAIN IN 2017

  • NORFOLK & ANGLIA RAIL TRIP AUGUST 2016

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    A FEW DAYS AWAY TO SAMPLE THE 2 LOCO HAULED TRAINS FROM NORWICH TO GREAT YARMOUTH & LOWESTOFT,ALSO A SIDE TRIP TO THE LOVELY NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY AT SHERINGHAM WHERE I WAS LUCKY TO SEE A TRAIN GO ACROSS THE REINSTATED LEVEL CROSSING

  • NORTH WEST & RIBBLE STEAM RAILWAY (DIESEL GALA)

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    VISIT TO NORTH WEST ENGLAND --OCTOBER/SEPT 2016 INCLUDED THE RIBBLE STEAM RAILWAYS DIESEL GALA IN PRESTON DOCKS ,VERY NICE SET UP

  • ON SOUTHERN LINES

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    SEVERAL VISITS TO THE FORMER SOUTHERN REGION LINES THIS YEAR ,MOSTLY IN LOVELY WEATHER

  • BUSES FESTIVAL GAYDON 2016

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    MY FIRST VISIT TO THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM AT GAYDON NEAR BANBURY ,AND THE BUSES FESTIVAL 2016. VERY ENJOYABLE DAY

  • FJORDS OF NORWAY JULY 2016

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    BERGEN THEN A DAY TRIP TO FLAM ,FANTASTIC I WANTED TO GO TO FLAM BY TRAIN BUT IT WAS FULL ,BUT ENJOYED THE BUS TRIP AS MUCH

  • BEDFORD

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    A VISIT HERE LAST SPRING

  • WEST HAM GARAGE OPEN DAY **JULY 2016**

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    SUPERB OPENDAY AT THIS HUGE SITE ,BAKING HOT DAY AS WELL. VERY GOOD SELECTION OF BUSES FROM MOST LONDON BUS COMPANIES

  • MAINZ ***TRAMS & BUSES

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    HALF DAY HERE FROM FRANKFURT TO SEE QUITE A NICE COMPACT SYSTEM

  • OSLO MAINLINE TRAINS & T BANEN(METRO)

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    SOME OF THE NICEST TRAINS AND METRO TRAINS YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE ARE IN NORWAY

  • OSLO TRAMS AND BUSES

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    FIRST VISIT TO OSLO JULY 2016---VERY NICE CLEAN CITY WITH A LOVELY HARBOUR SORRY FJORD TWO TYPES OF TRAM SL79 BUILT 1982-89 THEN THE SL95 DISASTER TRAMS BUILT IN ITALY BY ANSALDO-FIREMA 1998-2006 NEVER BEEN RELIABLE ,SO BOTH TYPES ARE TO BE REPLACED AT THE SAMETIME 20??

  • DB MUSEUM KOBLENZ LUTZEL SOMMERFEST JUNE 18TH 2016

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    I WAS THERE ON SAT 18TH JUNE TO SEE THE WEST GERMAN 110-151 LOCO PARADE WHICH WAS 16 LOCOS LONG AND VERY GOOD ,INTERUPTED BY AT LEAST 20 FREIGHTS AND LOADS OF PASSENGER TRAINMS PASSING ON THE MAINLINE

  • PLYMOUTH BUSES **SPRING 2016**

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    THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE THERE WAS FIRST BUS THEY HAVE GONE AND REPLACED BY STAGECOACH. PLYMOUTH CITYBUS HAVE MANY MORE NEW AND SECONHAND BUSES

  • ABERDEEN APRIL 2016

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    FIRST VISIT HERE AFTER MANY YEARS,LOTS OF CHANGES AND SEVERAL TYPES OF HYBRID BUS TO BE SEEN. SEVERAL SEASONS OF WEATHER AS WELL INCLUDING A VERY HEAVY SNOW SHOWER.

  • BURTON ON TRENT & DERBY 2016

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    DERBY FOR LUNCH THEN BACK TO BURTON ON TRENT TO SEE MIDLAND CLASSIC ,WHO COULD END UP OPERATING THE MAJORITY OF THE LOCAL ROUTES HERE IF ARRIVA SELL UP

  • TAUNTON RUNNING DAY 2016

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    MY FIRST VISIT TO THE SUPERB TAUNTON RUNNING DAY ,VERY HOT DAY FOR EARLY MAY. WILL BE COMING NEXT YEAR WITH LUCK

  • SWANSEA

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    FIRST TRIP HERE FOR 8 YEARS LOTS OF CHANGES IN THIS REGENERATED CITY ,ALL FOR THE BETTER

  • EDINBURGH TRAMS **2016 SYSTEM

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    RODE THE NEW EDINBURG TRAMWAY FROM YORK PLACE TO INGLISTON PARK & RIDE STOP AND BACK THE WENT TO AIRPORT ON THE 35 BUS, WHY BECAUSE A ALL DAY TRAM AND BUS TICKET IS £4 AND TO GO TO THE AIRPORT IS £9. NICE CAF TRAMS, MANY NOT USED AT PRESENT

  • EASTERN SCOTTISH RAILS

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    A FEW DAYS IN NORTH AND EAST SCOTLAND ,VERY COLD FOR TIME OF YEAR,THE 68S ON THE FIFE CIRCLES WERE THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • ST PHILLIPS MARSH (BRISTOL) HST 40 DEPOT OPEN DAY 02/05/16

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    SUPER OPEN DAY TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF THE HST (CLASS 43) HIGH SPEED TRAIN ,LOTS OF VISITING LOCOS AS WELL

  • MAIDSTONE /CHATHAM & SOUTH EAST BUS FESTIVAL DETLING KENT 2016

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    3 IN ONE ARRIVED AT MAIDSTONE WEST, TO DETLING RALLY THEN TO CHATHAM AND STROOD FOR TRAIN HOME ,VERY GOOD

  • CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL (COACH +BUS) 2016

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    JUST A SELECTION OF THE HUGE VARIETY OF COACHES PLUS SOME BUSES IN CHELTENHAM ON GOLD CUP DAY, FRIDAY MARCH 18TH 2016.

  • HIGH WYCOMBE 2016

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    FIRST VISIT HERE IN A LONG TIME,LOTS OF CHANGES

  • BUS/TRAM/TRAIN ON THE COSTA DEL SOL

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    TRANSPORT PHOTOS FROM THE MALAGA AREA INCLUDING THE METRO WHICH IS LIGHT RAIL, THEY DO NOT LIKE YOU TAKING PHOTOS EVEN IN THE OPEN AIR !!

  • COSTA DEL SOL (SPAIN) VIEWS MARCH 2016

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    LOVELYFEW DAYS IN THE SUN ,STAYED IN BENAMADENA COSTA MALAGA IS A VERY NICE CITY.

  • GIBRALTAR BUSES

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    THIRD VISIT HERE ALWAYS SUNNY AND ENJOYABLE

  • WINCHESTER & ANDOVER BUSES WINTER 2016

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    2 TRIPS ONE TO ANDOVER AND ONE TO WINCHESTER/BASINGSTOKE IN FEB 2016 --NICE CRISP WINTERS DAYS

  • NEW ZEALAND-NORTH ISLAND

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    ALL NORTH ISLAND COLLECTIONS ARE HERE WETHER VIEWS ,BOAT TRIPS BUSES OR TRAINS

    AUCKLAND  ,WELLINGTON  , GLENBROOK RAILWAY ETC

  • THAMESDOWN TRANSPORT

    588 photos in 16 sub-albums

    **ALL TYPES ARE BEING ADDED INCLUDING SECONHAND BUSES AND COACHES PLUS NEW TO SWINDON CORP AND THAMESDOWN

  • GERMAN TRANSPORT

    935 photos in 34 sub-albums

    DECIDED TO MAKE A NEW ALBUM FOR MY GERMAN PHOTOS BERLIN DOUBLE DECKS--EISENBAHN MUSEUM BAYERN-DRESDEN MAINLINE LOCOS AND DRESDEN AREA STEAM RAILWAYSREIBURG IN B--F--GORLITZ---LEIPZIG--LUBECK--KREFELD--KOLN WEST--HAMBURG HARBURG--INNOTRANS ,BERLIN 2012--SAARLAND--BREMEN--BERLIN--SCHWERIN--KOLN TRAMS--MUNICH--**WURZBURG-- ULM--

    ZITTAU STEAM RAILWAY--

  • SINGAPORE BUSES

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    HAD 11 HOURS HERE ON THE WAY

    WENT INTO THE CITY (RAFFLES PLACE) ON TRAIN  AND STOPPED AROUND THAT AREA  BUT AFTER ABOUT 5 HOURS TIREDNESS GOT THE BETTER OF ME SO WENT BACK TO THE AIRPORT FOR A SHOWER AND A NAP BEFORE STAGE 2 TO NZ

    MOST CAPTIONS WILL BE ADDED IN DUE COURSE

 
     
     
 

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