Category Archives: Railway Adventures

Portsmouth…The Fish & Ships Move

There is…or was…until the Railway Authorities chose to raise the price by over a quarter, almost overnight…a good value railway touring ticket entitled Freedom of the Severn & Solent,¬†FOSS for short, amongst the railway enthusiast fraternity. Covering an area from … Continue reading

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The Well-Oiled Machine

Picture the scene, quintessentially English, rolling hills, not at all far from the sea, ancient and historic landmarks. It was a lovely spring Saturday morning as I left home, 5am, the sun barely rising, but promising perfect lighting conditions in … Continue reading

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“Bashing” to Didcot

It just turned out that St Patrick’s Day coincided with a day off from driving my bus around, dear reader. Many with true green Irish blood flowing through their veins might celebrate wildly on that day. But I’m not the … Continue reading

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All aboard the virtual train

Escape. I suppose we all need to do it from time to time. For me, the pressure of real-world work doesn’t allow much time for actually escaping, so my indulgence is to escape to the virtual world. It’s no secret … Continue reading

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Recent Railway Happenings…

The last few days of my recent “FOSS”, or Freedom of the Severn & Solent rail rover ticket… Great value for those who wish to wander widely in Wessex and the Westcountry. So, latest happenings over the past week: The … Continue reading

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Fidelis Civitas

My developing interest in the waterways of Great Britain are taking me further into the heartland of Middle England in search of inspiration, and perhaps, eventually, a boat of my own to live on. I carry the name “Severn” – … Continue reading

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Quinessentially Saturday

Widewanderer has landed back in Old England. It is to be an indefinite sojourn in this green and pleasant land, although the world does still offer an open invitation for to explore. For now, the bag is packed with camera … Continue reading

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