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  1. shredder1

    Coronavirus: Under what circumstances is it safe and sensible to trainspot?

    Thanks Yorkie, that seems reasonable, it s all about staying safe, protecting others and staying within the law of course.
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    Coronavirus: Under what circumstances is it safe and sensible to trainspot?

    My understanding is that the guidance has now changed from only essential travel by public transport, to if there is no alternative and we can meet up with a friend or apparently 6 people as long as we observe social distancing, I would like to meet up with a railway friend on Saturday in Hull...
  3. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    Yes it was a very hot day too, thanks James.
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    Shred`s UK trips.

    Acton Bridge. Monday 25th May 2020. Monday May Bank Holiday and the weather was glorious, since the change in Government policy we are now allowed to drive out and meet one person providing we observe social distancing and take all appropriate precautions. My mate Allan came around and we drove...
  5. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    Thanks James, yes we saw a few unbranded 350/1 yesterday
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    Shred`s UK trips.

    Thank you very much Andy, appreaciated.
  7. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    Winwick Junction and Acton Bridge. Saturday 23rd May 2020. Well according to Boris we are now allowed to drive somewhere for exercise, wellbeing, and recreation as long as we observed the social distancing rules presently in place. I should have been line bashing in Morocco last week, but that...
  8. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    Thanks mate.
  9. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    self isolating, stay safe everyone.
  10. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    Manchester and Salford. Monday 16th March 2020. No band practice today, so I nipped down to Manchester to see what was around. I caught up with 6H60, Hope Street stone train as it passed through Salford Central. It was behind GBRf class 66757 “West Somerset Railway” which I`d photographs at...
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    Shred`s UK trips.

    Manchester and Wigan. Sunday 15th March 2020. A few hours spare in the afternoon. I was in the gym for 08.00 and later had a Sunday lunch in the village hotel. It was a dry day and the sun actually made an appearance throughout the afternoon. I caught a TPX class 185 from Manchester Piccadilly...
  12. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    Yes indeed, I like the old DMU`s
  13. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. Multiple Memories Gala. Saturday 14th March 2020. I was up showered and out of Eyam YHA to the sound of a hooting Tawny Owl on a wet Saturday morning in the darkness. Jumping in the car I drove down to the village of Wirksworth and called in my favourite café in the...
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    Shred`s UK trips.

    Yes Id been before but not stayed at the hostel before. I was very impressed with the museum, scary stuff.
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    Shred`s UK trips.

    Peak Forest. Friday 13th March 2020. Weekend again and I was off down to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for the Multiple Memories DMU gala, its always a good one. I drove down Friday evening after work, and I always call in at Peak Forest if I`m driving in that direction just to see what was...
  16. shredder1

    Shred`s UK trips.

    East Lancs Railway, Spring Steam Gala. Sunday 8th March 2020. Locomotive roster, GWR Pannier tank 6412 appearing with special thanks to the South Devon Railway. Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Loco 752 running as 51456 - Her first fare paying passenger train since 1982, after a long restoration...
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    Shred`s UK trips.

    Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Spring Steam Gala. Saturday 7th March 2020. Locomotive roster, Ex GWR 41xx class 2-6-2T, Large Prairie number 4144, BR Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T 41241, Standard 4 Riddles BR class 2MT 2-6-0 78022, USATC S160 2-8-0 number 5820 “Big Jim”, LMS Black 5 5MT 4-6-0 number...
  18. shredder1

    MerseyRail Feet Fine

    Oh yes I totally agree, I was at Birkenhead North at the time on a practically empty platform, just taking a one off shot of my train, I rarely linger at stations in the UK anyway.
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    MerseyRail Feet Fine

    Not as harsh as being approached by two back street bouncers, (sorry Carlisle Security), and being threatened to have my camera confiscated and then lying on their statement when I involved the rail regulators and police, Merseyrail eventually apologised to me and changed their policy, through a...
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    Shred`s UK trips.

    Bolton, Wigan and Manchester Piccadilly. Sunday 1st March 2020. Sunday and the sun was out, I was in the gym for 08.00 and later had a roast chicken Sunday dinner at my village hotel. It was 13.00 before I`d driven down to my local tram stop and took a tram into Manchester Victoria, catching a...

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