I am suddenly able to take some time off work next week and want to try for an ALR. As this is very short notice my planning is limited and I would value some advice. What I want to do is try to cover as many of the loco hauled services as possible along with HST/91/90 haulage whilst eliminating Voyager travel and reducing Pendolino travel. I dislike Voyagers and spend my life on Pendos so dont want to pay extra for the privilege My time scale is Sunday 30th August to Saturday 5th September and I have done sod all planning due to unexpected leave!!!!!!! I know it is a bit stupid due to strikes and engineering works but my tentative plan is set out below: Sunday 30th: MKC Lancaster Heysham- Morcambe-Leeds (via Bare lane/Hest bank connection)- York-Edinburgh- Glasgow- Lochwinnoch Monday 31st August: Lochwinnoch potter about Scotland fife circualrs lochwinnoch Tuesday 1st September Lochwinnoch Preston (37s) Carlisle Manchester Llandudno MK Wednesday 2nd September - Anglia 37s easy trip out from home to Norwich. It looks like two trips to Yarmouth and one to Lowestoft. Overnight at home in MK Thursday 3rd September ATW premier class - Carddif Chester MK Friday 4th September day finishing with Night Rivera to Penzance. Any ideas? Saturday 5th Spetmeber - Travel to Penzance. Take 08:54 to St Ives ( to clear the connection and fill in time) back to St Erth on 09:20 and change there for 10:05 to Par arriving 11:05. Change there for sleeper stock service to Plymouth and then Exeter Arrive 1452. Take 1503 from Exeter to Paignton arrive 16:00. Take 16:37 XC service to Birmingham 19:58. Take 20:10 from Birmingham to Milton Keynes, arriving 21:20. Home to bed! Comments please!