WELCOME TO TIMS TOURS TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL SITE

NEXT A COUPLE OF TRIPS ,UP NORTH IN UK  THEN LATER A VERY BIG GERMAN PORT

** 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

 
     
     
 
  • OXFORD BUSES IN 2017

    26 photos

    SEVERAL VISITS TO OXFORD IN 2017 ,LOTS OF COLOUR NOW THAT GOAHEAD OXFORD BUS COLOUR CODE EACH GROUP OF ROUTES.

    THE LATEST VISIT WAS TO RIDE DENNIS LOLINE 304 AS PART OF THE OPEN DOORS EVENT ON SEPT 9TH

  • LEGENDS OF THE GREAT WESTERN (OOC 111 OPENDAY) SEPT 2ND 2017

    28 photos

    SOME PHOTOS FROM THE OLD OAK COMMON (WEST LONDON ) OPENDAY TO MARK 111 YEARS OF THE DEPOT  AND THE CLOSURE NEXT YEAR WHEN THE LAND WILL BE USED FOR A HUGE NEW INTERCHANGE STATION  WITH CROSSRAIL AND LATER HS2.

    SUPERB EVENT WITH WEATHER TO MATCH

  • SWINDON'S BUS COMPANY

    30 photos

    SWINDON'S BUS COMPANY --THE NEW NAME FOR THAMESDOWN TRANSPORT WHICH WAS SOLD BY SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL TO GO SOUTH COAST (PART OF THE GOAHEAD GROUP OF NEWCASTLE) ON FEB 2ND 2017.

    THIS GALLERY WILL SHOW NEW VEHICLES ,LOANS AND FORMER THAMESDOWN BUSES REPAINTED,THE ONLY BUS I HAVE TO GET A PHOTO OF CURRENTLY IS 406

  • TANFIELD RAILWAY

    20 photos

    NEVER A PASSENGER LINE THE TANFIELD RAILWAY WAS BUILT FOR CARRYING COAL .

    I VISITED ON JULY 30 TH 2017 AND I LIKED IT VERY MUCH ,MARLEY HILL SHED IS THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD.

    IN STEAM WAS FORMER KEIGHLEY GAS DEPOT NO 2.

    TANFIELD IS BETWEEN WHICKHAM AND STANLEY JUST SOUTH OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ON BUS X30/X31

  • MIDDLESBROUGH & WHITBY BUSES AND COACHES 2017

    28 photos

    FIRST VISIT TO MIDDLEBROUGH IN AGES ,BUT CARRIED ON TO AND FROM WHITBY ON THE VERY SCENIC X93 ,WHITBY IS MUCH NICER THAN SCARBOROUGH IN MY OPINION

  • WAREHAM TO SWANAGE (THROUGH TRAINS) JULY 22ND 2017

    30 photos

    SWINDON TO SWANAGE BY TRAIN ,NOT POSSIBLE SINCE 1972 BY NORMAL SERVICE TRAINS.

    SERVICES PROVIDED BY WEST COAST RAILWAYS WITH LOCOS AND STOCK UNTILL DMUS ARE READY

  • THAMES VALLEY GWR BRANCHLINES AND IN BETWEEN **JUNE 2ND 2017**

    30 photos

    USED A THAMES VALLEY DAY RANGER TO RIDE THE WINDSOR AND MARLOW BRANCHES ,SHOULD HAVE DONE GREENFORD BUT SOME TRAINS WERE CANCELLED ,DID HENLEYSOMETIME BEFORE.

    ALL TAKEN ON JUNE 2ND EXCEPT WHERE STATED

  • BOURNEMOUTH TOWN & BUS RALLY 2017

    36 photos

    TWO VERY SUNNY TRIPS TO BOURNEMOUTH IN 2017 ,THE FIRST IN APRIL AND THE SECOND IN JUNE TO THE FIRST BOURNEMOUTH BUS RALLY IN KINGS PARK BOSCOMBE WHICH WAS GOOD

  • TATRA MOUNTAINS (SLOVAKIA) +POPRAD TATRY (TRAINS ,VIEWS AND BUS)

    40 photos

    ISOLATED MOUNTAIN RANGE IN SLOVAKIA ,MILES EAST OF ANY OTHERS ,POLAND IS ON THE OTHER SIDE.

    GOOD NETWORK OF RAILWAYS ,THE TEZ IS THE TATRA ELECTRIC RAILWAY SYSTEM STARTING FROM POPRAD TATRY ,AND IS PART OF ZSSK STATE RAILWAY, WELL RECOMEMDED FOR HOLIDAYS

  • RENDEZ (BRATISLAVA SK) RAILWAY FESTIVAL

    40 photos

    MY FIRST VISIT TO THE BRATISLAVA RENDEZ RAILWAY EVENT HELD EVERY YEAR AT THE VYCHOD ZSSK CARGO DEPOT AND WORKS,HELD OVER JUNE 17/18 2017 I WENT BOTH DAYS ,

    SHUTTLES FROM BRATISLAV MAIN STATION ON THE SATURDAY AND FROM NOVO MESTO ON THE SUNDAY.

    THE HIGHLIGHT FOR ME WAS THE SAT STEAM SPECIAL FROM VYCHOD ROUND TRIP 90 MINS FOR 3 UROS (ABOUT £2-80) SUPERB,THE DIESEL TRIP ON THE SUNDAY WHICH FEATURED PARALLEL RUNNING FOR SEVERAL MILES WAS GOODAS WELL

  • BRATISLAVA (SK) TRAMWAY 2017

    36 photos

    STAYED HERE FOR A FEW NIGHTS WHILST VISITING THE 2 DAY RENDEZ RAILWAY EVENT.

    THERE ARE 7 ALL DAY LINES PLUS 2 PEAK HOUR TRAM ROUTES,60 NEW TRAMS HAVE BEEN ADDED IN 2014-16 THE FIRST FOR MANY YEARS

    OPERATOR IS www.dpb.sk

  • PAIGNTON & DARTMOUTH RAILWAY

    24 photos

    2 VISITS

    AUGUST 2016 AND MAY 2017 (BOILING HOT )

  • KERNOW (CORNWALL) BUSES 2017

    26 photos

    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

    24 photos

    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

    19 photos

    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

    24 photos

    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

    28 photos

    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

  • NORFOLK +NORWICH BUS & COACH AUGUST 2016

    36 photos

    EXTENSIVE TRIP AROUND NORFOLK LAST SUMMER INCLUDING ALL THE COAST HOPPER

  • READING BUSES PLUS THE TADRED RUNNING DAY DEC 2016

    36 photos

    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

    20 photos

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

  • THE SALISBURY SPECTRA SWANSONG DEC 17TH 2016

    16 photos

    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

    22 photos

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

  • SALISBURY BUS & COACH 2016

    24 photos

    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

  • NORFOLK & ANGLIA RAIL TRIP AUGUST 2016

    26 photos

    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

  • FJORDS OF NORWAY JULY 2016

    38 photos

    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

  • MAINZ ***TRAMS & BUSES

    20 photos

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

  • DB MUSEUM KOBLENZ LUTZEL SOMMERFEST JUNE 18TH 2016

    40 photos

    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**

    30 photos

    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

  • SWANSEA

    26 photos

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

  • NEW ZEALAND-NORTH ISLAND

    222 photos in 7 sub-albums

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

    AUCKLAND  ,WELLINGTON  , GLENBROOK RAILWAY ETC

  • THAMESDOWN TRANSPORT

    590 photos in 16 sub-albums

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

  • GERMAN TRANSPORT

    959 photos in 35 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

    40 photos

    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

  • NEW ZEALAND--SOUTH ISLAND

    263 photos in 7 sub-albums

    WHAT A TRIP OF A LIFETIME

    EPIC TRIP -ALL WENT TO PLAN AND EVERTHING ON TIME

    MOSTLY VERY GOOD WEATHER

    HIGHLIGHTS WERE MILFORD SOUND AND THE BUS TRIP FROM CHRISTCHURCH TO QUEENSTOWN

    PICTON WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO STAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS !!

  • UK BUS A TO G

    1236 photos in 46 sub-albums

    ALDERSHOT--BATH----BLACKWOOD--BOLTON/BURY--BOURNEMOUTH--BOURTON ON THE WATER/COTSWOLDS--BUXTON--BRIGHTON-BATH-BRISTOL-CARDIFF AND NEWPORT--CHELTENHAM--CHELMSFORD--CHESTER--CHESTERFIELD--COVENTRY-CRAWLEY-DEVIZES-EASTBOURNE-EDINBURGH-GRANTHAMEXETER-FAREHAM- GLASGOW AND HAMILTON--GRANTHAM--

  • UK BUS H TO O

    1193 photos in 40 sub-albums

    HANLEY--HEREFORD-HIGH WYCOMBE--HULL-IPSWICH-ISLE OF MAN-ISLE OF WIGHT--LAKE DISTRICT--LLANDUDNO--LEEDS--LEICESTER AND DERBY 2014--LINCOLN--LUTON--LUTON AND THE BUSWAY--NORTH EAST MANCHESTER--MANCHESTER/HEATON PARK--MIDLAND METRO AND BUSES 2014--NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE(2 VISITS)--NEWBURY-NEWPORT GWENT-NORWICH--NORTH DEVON--NORTHAMPTON--OXFORD

  • UK BUS P TO Y

    1260 photos in 48 sub-albums

    POOLE-PLYMOUTH(2 ALBUMS)-PORTSMOUTH-PRESTON-READING-SALISBURY-ST ALBANS-SHEFFIELD--SKIPTON AND ILKLEY---SCUNTHORPE--SOUTHEND ON SEA-- STRATFORD ON AVON-TUNBRIDGE--WARRINGTON AND LEIGH-- WELLS--WEYMOUTH AREA--WORCESTER--WREXHAM-YORK

  • SWINDON BUS AND COACH

    330 photos in 16 sub-albums

    THERE WILL BE ONE COLLECTION FROM EACH YEAR FROM 2005 WITH A SELECTION OF BUSES AND COACHES TO BE SEEN IN THAT YEAR SOME THAMESDOWN WILL BE INCLUDED TO MAKE THE SCENE LOOK RIGHT

  • OXFORD BUS AND COACH

    298 photos in 12 sub-albums

    AS I HAVE SO MANY OXFORD AREA PHOTOS ,I NOW PUT THEM IN THEIR OWN ALBUMS

  • LONDON-bus-coach-tram

    415 photos in 14 sub-albums

    ** EAST/NORTH EAST LONDON***CROYDON** VICTORIA***3RD BAKER ST/GOLDERS GREEN AND VAUXHALL ***HOUNSLOW**EALING -RICHMOND--PUTNEY--SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST--CATFORD GARAGE--LONDON SUMMER 2014 INCLUDING EDMONTON GREEN--

  • ONE OFF BUS AND TRAM EVENTS

    587 photos in 20 sub-albums

    SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDING BLACKPOOL TRAM 125 YEARS ,SANDTOFT AND MD/EK 60 ,NEWBURY 2012 ,THE END OF SALISBURY BUS STATION ,SAFEGUARD OF GUILDFORD OPEN DAY--LONDON YEAR OF THE BUS IN REGENT STREET 2014--BEAMISH--SOUTHDOWN 100 AT SOUTHSEA--WILTS & DORSET CENTENARY

  • BRITISH RAILS

    695 photos in 30 sub-albums

    MAINLINE OR BRANCHLINE ,LONDON TO CORNWALL TO SCOTLAND ALL HERE IN TIME --CORNWALL **DONCASTER**SETTLE &CARLISLE TRIP**LINCOLNSHIRE RAILS AND BARNETBY**NUNEATON**SOLENT AND SEVERN**LONDON AREA PHOTOSPOTS**EASTLEIGH WORKS**CARDIFF/NEWPORT**STAFFORD**CLASS 60s**

  • UK SCENES FOR A CHANGE

    31 photos
    66 photos in 2 sub-albums

  • SWINDON RAILWAY PHOTOS

    338 photos in 6 sub-albums

    ALL RAILWAY PHOTOS FROM SWINDON WILL BE HERE --STEAM--DIESEL--ELECTRIC(FROM 2016!!)

  • EUROPE-TRAMS AND BUSES

    589 photos in 21 sub-albums

    --BUDAPEST--INNSBRUCK----LUXEMBOURG---- MILAN-- VIENNA--OLOMOUC--POZNAN---PRAGUE-- DUTCH TRAMS--ZAGREB--PORTO AND COIMBRA TROLLEYS--SZCEZECIN-USTI_ LAD _LABEN-TEPLICE

  • UK PRESERVED RAILWAYS

    902 photos in 41 sub-albums

    AVON VALLEY--BARROW HILL--BIRMINGAM/TYSELEY MUSEUM AND WORKS**BLUEBELL 2015--GLOS-WARWS RLY**GREAT CENTRAL--EAST SOMERSET--**KEIGHLEY AND WORTH VALLEY***kENT AND EAST SUSSEX***DIDCOT/ GREAT WESTERN SOCIETY***FFESTINIOG***NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY GALA 2010**SEVERN VALLEY SPRING GALA 2012**SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY** SWANAGE DIESEL GALA 2011**WELSH HIGHLAND RAILWAY(FR)**NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS**ROMNEY(RHDR)**PEAK RAIL**

    WELSHPOOL-LLANGOLLEN

  • EUROPE-TRAINS

    549 photos in 20 sub-albums

    HUNGARY (MAINLY MAV)**ANTWERP**BRATISLAVA**USTI NAD LABEN IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC 2014-- **DORDRECHT** GENT AND BELGIUM 2013**NORWAY(FLAM&BERGEN)**MAJORCA**SLOVENIA**PADBORG**PORTO AND COIMBRA** RZEPIN POLISH RAIL CENTRE**

  • BUS RALLIES AND RUNNING DAYS

    727 photos in 27 sub-albums

    ENSIGNBUS--LEICESTER,COBHAM 2006 ,BRISTOL,ALTON,NETLEY AND WINCHESTER 2012 JUST ADDED

  • MALTA

    138 photos
    19 photos in 1 sub-album

    YELLOW ERA IN MAIN GALLERY--- GREEN ERA IN SUB GALLERY

  • SWITZERLAND

    454 photos in 17 sub-albums

    TRANSPORT AND VIEWS WILL ALL BE HERE IN ONE GALLERY --------------------SO FAR--BASEL--BLS100YEARS FRUTIGEN-- THE RHB--OLD TROLLEYBUSES---GORNERGRAT--KLEINE SHELDEIG-- ,AND ZURICH--ST GALLEN-SCHAFFHAUSEN-GOTTHARD RAILWAY-- POSTBUSES--GENEVA--LAUSANNE AND VEVEY--OLTEN SUPER RAIL CENTRE

 
     
     
 

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