I'd go with Paddington designwise for a big station. Some of the Cotswold line stations have a sort of rural charm though (Charlbury springs to mind with it's old style lettering), which you could never achieve at Paddington or Bristol Temple Meads, and you wouldn't want to. They're just completely different - both nice in their different ways.Jonno2055 said:Paddington, A Brunel great in my opinion.
And toilets...PeterH said:StarCross in Devon is my fav yep its small but i love it there as a nice park right by the main line to sit in and watch the trains great chip shop and a pub across the street what more could i need
Ah! Wylam...DistrictLine said:For ambience the nicest station I know is Wylam. Peaceful. Right next to the Tyne with a smashing pub not 50 yards away where you can have a quiet drink and watch the world go by as well as the trains. They do eats as well I think
The bit of Langstone rock that isn't wired off has a steep drop down but is a nice place to be (one you climb up and down it). I'm sure 'DVN' will agree!PeterH said:Yep Coxster dawlish warren is a good station and the see wall is good nice pub at dawlish warren (how come all my fav stations have pubs near them) and langstone rock but no way am I going up there some of its wired off now must take some pics soon of Exeter St Thomas havent stopped of there in years nor St James
Hehe yep very steep. I did have a venture up, although the lower down shot i got was better, rather than standing on the edge of a cliff!Coxster said:The bit of Langstone rock that isn't wired off has a steep drop down but is a nice place to be (one you climb up and down it). I'm sure 'DVN' will agree!
I agree, Selby is one of my favourites. Still has a certain old charm about it -the old station buildings, the proper waiting rooms, personal announcements still given out by the ticket office staff and the traditional station buffet. And, if you're there at the right time, you can get a fair variety of stock - Freight, HST, 222s along with all the usual suspects. I can only imagine what it would have been like when it was on the ECML!James 66526 said:I love Selby becasue of where it is.