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  1. frodshamfella

    Rural London Underground

    I don't live int he SE anymore, but i've always found those underground lines that venture far out of the built out areas quite curious and slightly out of place as I always associate "The Tube" in central London. I have been on the Central Lines as far as Epping once, and I went to Stanmore...
  2. frodshamfella

    Ongar Aldwych and others

    I have always liked travelling by train and became more interested more in the mode as a teenager. In the 80s poss 90s also , certain lines closed before I managed to sample them. I was living in Bexleyheath in those days, I managed to travel from Ellmers End to Sanderstead , I also went to...
  3. frodshamfella

    19.07 London Euston to Liverpool Lime St

    I travelled on this service last Thursday. To my surprise it operated non stop to Runcorn, this is something I've not experienced since BR days. Is the new or are there other services operating north and south the same ?
  4. frodshamfella

    Memories on Greenline 725 route

    I am interested if anyone used or had memories of this route ? Many years ago I lived in Bexleyheath, the town lost it's Greenline link for a long time when the 701 ( 702 earlier again) Ascot to Gravesend route finished. The 725 used to travel west from Gravesend and Dartford through Crayford...
  5. frodshamfella

    Options to electrify Ellesmere Port to Helsby?

    Mod Note: Posts #1 - #7 originally in this thread. I suppose the other option is extend the 3rd rail to Helsby, but I suppose this would cost .$$$$$$$
  6. frodshamfella

    Issues with 16.34 Lime St to Birmingham

    On a number of Saturday's after shopping or going to a Museaum in Liverpool city centre, I've returned to Liverpool Lime Street to find this service cancelled. No big deal you may say there is another at 17.04 half an hour is time enough for a coffee. Except if you want to alight at Acton...
  7. frodshamfella

    LT bus 126 ( 1970s)

    I used to Live in Bexleyheath, one thing I always found odd , was why was the LT bus 126 extended to Bexleyheath on a Sunday ( in those days no one did anything much on a Sunday !) so why / If it was extended Mon- Fri peak hours or Saturday shopping hours I'd understand it. I think it normally...
  8. frodshamfella

    Liverpool Northbound new services

    After chatting on here about the new Scottish services which is like to learn a bit more of , if it is 3 per day do they divide to serve Glasgow and Edinburgh or will it be 3 to each city ?
  9. frodshamfella

    Historical Liverpool to Scotland through service via Ormskirk

    Moderators note: split from When will TPE direct Liverpool to Glasgow and Edinburgh trains start running? At one time i think all Scottish trains went via Ormskirk.
  10. frodshamfella

    My journey during the Euston weekend closures

    I had to travel to London yesterday as I had tickets to see a matinee at 2.30pm. So this was my experience, I didn't use what any of the train company web sites offered me which were quite bizarre routes, I'm sure one had me arrive at Waterloo somehow! I travelled 0852 Runcorn to New Street...
  11. frodshamfella

    Ellmers End to Sanderstead/ Addiscome , Charing Cross to Bromley Nth

    I'm interested to hear accounts of anyone who used to regularly use these service either regular commuters or otherwise . There is on the Grove Park to Bromley North running now, I've always found these Southeast London branch lines interesting. As is the West Croyden to Wimbledon which I...
  12. frodshamfella

    Memories of London Country

    I was brought up in Bexleyheath and as a lad I remember the local routes of London Country. I'm talking of 1970s, routes 400 401 401A 486. Plus the 491 from Belvedere to Horton Kirby and 467 from Sidcup to the same destination. Does anyone remember this period ?
  13. frodshamfella

    Station or line you wish you had used on or used a bit more ?

    For me, Elmers End to Selsdon and Sanderstead, only did this once just before line closed all together. Also to get off at Eltham Park never did that. To have used services from North Woolwich to Stratford, only did this once on a DMU. Also to have gone from Epping to Ongar, didn't do that, or...
  14. frodshamfella

    Charing Cross to Maidstone West service

    Does anyone recall the peak hour services from Charing Cross to Maidstone West and Gillingham which divided at Strood ? From what I remember the service ran via Sidcup, certainly in the 80s, but im not sure when this through route stopped all together ? Interestingly I came across some headcodes...
  15. frodshamfella

    Stratford upon Avon

    I have always wanted to take the train from Moor Street to Stratford. I had the opportunity last week and travelled via Dorridge. I found it a very pleasant trop.. with a lovely rural branch line feel. I haven't been on the other route via Shirley, I guess this is also pleasant ? A nice...
  16. frodshamfella

    Last chance for the 07.53 Chester to Runcorn until May 2018

    If anyone wants to take the parliamentary from Chester to Runcorn, tomorrow is the last service until next May, it departs at 07.53, so a long wait if you miss this one ! ;-)
  17. frodshamfella

    Liverpool Exchange

    I recently came across a photo of a DMU in Liverpool Exchange Station, this might have been in the 1970s. The service was operating to Bolton direct, I had no idea this was possible, but thinking about it, it must have routed via Kirkby. I understand this was the terminus for Scottish service...
  18. frodshamfella

    memories of fast trains SR

    When I was in my teens/20s I started to commute to London. My local station was Bexleyheath, I discovered there was different workings than the usual all stations to Charing Cross except St Johns. The fastest train we had was fast Kidbrook to Waterloo East then Charing Cross. Then there were a...
  19. frodshamfella

    30 Mar 23.34 Liverpool to Crewe

    Travelling home to Acton Bridge last night after seeing a show, found this train ( the last) was cancelled. There was no apparent information as to what passengers should do, so I went to the ticket office and was told, a coach had been put on. In the end two coaches left soon after the...
  20. frodshamfella

    Elmers End

    Does anyone on here have good memory of using Elmers End to Addiscombe or / and Selsdon and Sanderstead ?