WELCOME TO TIMS TOURS TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL SITE

 

LOTS GOING ON IN MY HOME TOWN OF SWINDON AT PRESENT ,NEW SWINDON BUSES (THAMESDOWN) ENVIRO200 MMC SINGLES AND NEW CLASS 800 IEP GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY BI MODE UNITS ENTERING SERVICE.

** 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 HAVE BEEN UPDATED FROM JAN 2ND 2018   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 WEST DRAYTON WITH ONE CHANGE AT READING  --FARES FROM £11-50 (RC£7-60) WEST DRAYTON CHANGE ON TO BUS 350 TO TERMINAL 5 OR HAYES AND HARLINGTON ON  TO BUS 140 TO TERMINALS 1-3 ,TERMINAL 4 WILL INVOLVE A CHANGE AT HEATHROW CENTRAL BUS STATION

 

THE THREE SCENIC RAILWAY JOURNEYS IN NEW ZEALAND ARE WORLD CLASS WITH THE TRANZ SCENIC (CHRISTCHURCH-ARTHURS PASS-GREYMOUTH) BEING  THE BEST ,ALSO IN EUROPE THE BERGEN -OSLO RIDE IS SUPERB AS WELL

 

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
 
  • DUTCH RAILS CATCH UP APRIL 2018

    40 photos

    A FEW DAYS IN HOLLAND CATCHING UP ON ALL THE LATEST TRAINS AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF THEM .

    BASED IN AMERSFOORT ,DID AMSTERDAM ,DE HAAG ,EINDHOVEN AND PLENTY MORE ,WEATHER WAS CRAP BUT NEVER MIND !!!

  • THE HAGUE (DEN HAAG) TRAMS & LIGHT RAIL

    22 photos

    CATCH UP TRIP HERE AND OTHER TRAM SYSTEMS IN HOLLAND ,APRIL 2018.

    MUCH HAS CHANGED HERE IN DEN HAAG ,AMAZING 2 LEVEL TRAM STATION

  • 3 RECENT TRIPS TO BATH & BRISTOL OCT 17-MARCH 18

    36 photos

    BAD WEATHER MEANT SEVERAL TRIPS WERE NEEDED TO GET THE BEST PHOTOS ,SO MUCH GOING ON IN THAT AREA WITH MORE TO HAPPEN

  • GLOS * WARWS STEAM RAILWAY **SHAREHOLDERS SPECIALS TO BROADWAY **

    22 photos

    I WAS INVITED TO RIDE ONE OF THE SHAREHOLDERS SPECIALS ON WEDS MARCH 21ST BEFORE THE PUBLIC TRAINS ON GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 30TH 2018 ,BROADWAY STATION HAS BEEN REBUILT FROM THE GROUND UP AND LOOKS MAGNIFICENT !!  WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED ***

  • ST ALBANS & HATFIELD REVISITED MARCH 2018

    24 photos

    I HAVE BEEN WANTED TO REVISIT THE AREA FOR AGES ,ST PETERS ST IN ST ALABANS HAS A LARGE VARIETY OF BUSES ALL COLOURS AND SHAPES ,THE GALLERIA IS GOOD FOR UNO AS IT IS NEAR THEIR DEPOT

  • FRANKFURT am MAIN TRAM +BUS+ U BAHN

    24 photos

    ABOUT TIME I ADDED THESE PHOTOS FROM 2016 ,FRANKFURT am MAIN, GERMANYS FINANCIAL HEART

  • KOSICE,PRESOV & ZILINA ,TRAM BUS & TROLLEYBUS 2017

    29 photos

    UPLOADED  THESE PHOTOS OF THE SUMMER 2017 TRIP TO SLOVAKIA OF THE EASTERN HALF INCLUDING ZILINA ,PRESOV AND KOSICE WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO THE UKRAINE BORDER.

    SOME LINKS KOSICE  www.dpmk.sk

                           zilina        www.dpmz.sk

                           presov       www.dpmp.sk

     

     

  • 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

    1055 photos in 38 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---KOBLENZ DB MUSEUM--LEIPZIG--LUBECK--KREFELD--KOLN WEST--HAMBURG HARBURG--INNOTRANS ,BERLIN 2012----ROSTOCK MOLIBAHN--SAARLAND--BREMEN--BERLIN--SCHWERIN--KOLN TRAMS--MAINZ--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

    1262 photos in 47 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

    1257 photos in 42 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--MIDDLESBROUGH & WHITBY--MIDLAND METRO AND BUSES 2014--NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE(2 VISITS)--NEWBURY-NEWPORT GWENT-NORWICH--NORTH DEVON--NORTHAMPTON--OXFORD

  • UK BUS P TO Y

    1398 photos in 53 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

    397 photos in 17 sub-albums

    **SWINDONS BUS COMPANY(EX THAMESDOWN) ARE NOW HERE ** (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

    324 photos in 13 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

    603 photos in 21 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

    779 photos in 33 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**THAMES BRANCHES ROVER IS THE LATEST HERE PLUS OLD OAK 2017

  • UK SCENES FOR A CHANGE

    31 photos
    66 photos in 2 sub-albums

  • SWINDON RAILWAY PHOTOS

    343 photos in 6 sub-albums

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

  • EUROPE-TRAMS AND BUSES

    625 photos in 22 sub-albums

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

  • UK PRESERVED RAILWAYS

    1022 photos in 46 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

    629 photos in 22 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

    799 photos in 29 sub-albums

    ENSIGNBUS--LEICESTER,COBHAM 2006 ,BRISTOL,ALTON,NETLEY,BOURNEMOUTH ,SHOWBUS 2017 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

  • FRENCH TRANSPORT

    374 photos in 14 sub-albums

    THE FANTASTIC LINES AROUND CHAMONIX ARE WELL WORTH VISITING--THE SOMME RAILWAY GALA IN 2009 ARE NOW HERE---PLUS RATP PARIS TRAMS AND BUSES --NANTES TRAMS-.

  • EUROPEAN VIEWS

    377 photos in 15 sub-albums

    BUDAPEST--COSTA DE SOL--MOSEL --ST MALO /MONT ST MICHEL--FRENCH CHANNEL PORTS--MAJORCA VIEWS-POLAND--SORRENTO ------ SLOVENIA----TENERIFE--PORTO/DOURO--SOUTHERN GERMANY

  • BOATS AND PLANES

    14 photos

    1ST ALBUM IS OF THE QE2 LEAVING SOUTHAMPTON FOR THE LAST TIME ON 23-0406

  • ARCHIVE UK BUS AND COACH

    88 photos in 3 sub-albums

    OLD MANCHESTER AREA PHOTOS ADDED

  • USA TRANSPORT

    121 photos in 5 sub-albums

    SAN FRANCISCO F LINE STREETCARS**RTC LAS VEGAS (THE DEUCE**BOSTON**

  • USA VIEWS

    42 photos in 2 sub-albums

  • HONG KONG BUS and TRAM

    28 photos
    35 photos in 1 sub-album

    RESCANNED SLIDES FROM 1981 AND PRINTS FROM 1999

  • IRELAND **NORTH AND SOUTH

    80 photos in 3 sub-albums

    DUBLIN**BELFAST**NIR RAILWAYS**

 
     
     
 

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