Where from (to London I mean)?I had Crossforth as my guard between Leeds and York a week ago.
(also this next one doesn't really count - as I already knew he was going to be there - but District was on platform duty on the platform from which my planned train to London departed from, after a cycle ride, just now)
Indeed it was me! I was heading from Sheffield to Meadowhall (not for shopping, but to watch some sport at the nearby SHU Sports Park though!), and after missing my intended yellow route Supertram service from Hillsborough, instead took a blue service to Sheffield Station and made up time by catching the train to Meadowhall. I then later saw IanXC, starmill, yorkie,Bungle965 and of course crossover a second time - although this time by arrangement - immediately upon returning to the city centre after the match, as they had just got back to Sheffield aboard an EMT Voyager service from York!Another interesting one today - a few of us were attempting the TPE diverts, but the service from 1310 Sheffield towards York got canned at Sheffield due to the developing problems around Shaftholme.
Rather than squeeze onto the suggested, and already crammed, Voyager, we decided to take the 1324 Northern stopper heading to Bridlington, which was much quieter. On boarding and walking through the train, we bumped into Philip Brown heading to Sheffield who, as a further twist, hadn't been intending travelling on this particular service (like us!) but was running a little late themselves!
Yes, it was good to catch up over a scotch egg !So all in all, I only saw the motley crew for the first time on Sunday as a) TPE were diverting their services via South Yorkshire b) said service had been hit by a broken down train and c) I was running late; while the day before, Yorksrob was only passing through Sheffield because of a) and I had only seen him due to c)!
You'd think so but I've asked all kinds of people if they're forum members and so far only one actually was and he doesn't generally post things. At least that's what they all told me...Would it be normal to presume a passenger reading a railway magazine with lots of Class 68 news, be a member of our delightful community?