your 10 favourite trips by rail

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steve158

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1. the cumbrian coaster(barrow to carlisle). stunning scenery.

2. the tyne valley line (newcastle to carlisle). as above.

3. goole to hull. brilliant view of the bridge, indication i'm not far from home.

4. st erth to st ives. as the first two.

5. sheffield to manchester(hope valley). can only mean i'm going to spend a lot of money in manchester.

6. lincoln to grimsby.

7. doncaster to lincoln. nice little local runs in a dog box.

8. bradford to skipton, mainly as it's on a class 333.

9. barton on humber to cleethorpes.

10. gloucester to newport, via chepstow.
 
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Settle and Carlisle is missing! How is this not in the top ten?!

(I've never been on it btw :lol:)

Also, wouldn't this be better as a poll Steve. :)
 

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Na, not really, cause some people like different routes to others

mine are

Carlisle - Carstairs

S&C

Longbridge - Saltley Via New Street

Gunnislake - Plymouth

St Ives - St Erth

Liskeard - Looe

The Whole ECML

Exeter - Newton Abbot

That Branch from Burngullow (forgot how to spell the name, its too cornish, Parkendillack I think)

Fowey Branch
 

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London York via Sheffield-HST,Voyager
Clapham Junction to Portsmouth Harbour-CEP,Wessex
Island Line,38TS
Watford to Brighton- 319,377
Victoria to Barming on a 465 return on a VEP
Reading to London on a HST
Olympia to Reading on a Super Voyager
 

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In no particular order:

  • Shrewsbury-Aberystwyth
    Cardiff Central-Rhymney
    Settle-Carlisle
    St Erth-St Ives
    Crediton-Meldon Viaduct
    Llanelli-Craven Arms
    Gloucester-Chepstow-Newport
    Exeter Central-Exmouth
    Exter St Davids-Plymouth
    Par-Newquay
 

joy54.gen

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My Top Ten- In no order at all-

Cambrian Coast
Cumbrian Coast
Settle & Carlsile
West Highland Line
Far North Line
Kyle Line
Uckfield Line
Holyhead Line
Inverness Line
Hull- Scarborugh
 

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Simming said:
Seth said:

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    Exter St Davids-Plymouth

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Dont you find the section between Newton Abbot and Tavistock Jnc a tad Dull?
Agreed, but in general 'tis a nice route. My favourite parts are the sea wall between Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth then along the edge of Dartmoor between Newton Abbot and Plymouth. But I agree there are boring bits.
 

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Havnt been on 10 lol!
In no particular order

Glasgow - Oban/Fort William/Mallaig
Glasgow - Glasgow Via Maxwell Park (Or Cathcart circle lol)
Glasgow - Dalmuir (GLC Low Level)
Glasgow - Balloch
Glasgow - Ayr
Glasgow - Gourock
Glasgow - York (ECML)
 

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Not many of you have been on the West Highland Line then, because if you had I cannot imagine you would prefer any line to that!

And if you've not been, you simply MUST, as it's fantastic. Also it is still Class 37 hauled for a few more weeks! :) I hope to go again later this month.
 

joy54.gen

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Pictures can't describe the West Highland Line in a picture, you have to expierence it before you can even comment.
 

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As I am well traveled in Switzerland only one British line will go into list.
My top ten in a sort of order:
1.)Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in Colorado/New Mexico, USA - North America's Highest narrow gauge AND Steam Railway
2.)Bernina pass of the RhB in Switzerland Europe's highest non tourist railway
3.)Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge railroad in Colorado, USA
4.)Lötschbergbahn in Switzerland a amazing main line but private railway
5.)Aluba line in Switzerland again of the RhB
5.)The world famous Gottard Pass in Switzerland
6.)Oberalp Pass in Switzerland
7.)West Coast main line London Euston - Glasgow Central before the pendos came along

and thats all I can think of...
 

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In no specific order:

1. Lymington line
2. Exeter St D- Newton Abbot (sea wall section)
3. GOBLIN (my local line- good traction)
4. ECML- especially Forth Bridge
5. Wessex Mainline (Soton-Wey)
6. HoWe
7. Worcester- Oxford (one of the best Forum Meets I have been on)
 

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In no particular order:
Tyne Valley
Settle & Carlisle
Exeter - Paignton
West Highland Line
Inverness - Kyle
Leeds - Manchester
Kings Cross - Peterborough
Durham - Edinburgh
Paddington - Heathrow
Durham Coast
 

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theres only 1 route ive ever really really enjoyed Redhill - Brighton on a slammer simply amazing
 

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The West Highland is amazing, having a 37 thrashing up steep gradients just adds to the fun :P
 

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Richard Armstrong said:
The West Highland is amazing, having a 37 thrashing up steep gradients just adds to the fun :P
Yep, my favourite parts were Rannoch Moor and the loop around Bridge of Orchy - amazing! You can see for miles and see the line you're about to go on... then the line you've just been on!
 

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Here's my Top 10 then, well, no order really:

Swansea to Paddington
Hereford to Paddington
Swindon to Penzance
Heart of Wales (HoW)
Newport to Crewe (yes, the Misery Line!)
West Highland Line (too tired to really enjoy it though, having had no sleep)

Umm, I've run out of other routes I enjoy!
 

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My ones have to be
in no particular order:

-Westbury to Bath Spa
-Bristol - Severn Tunnel Jct
-Dawlish Sea Wall
-Trowbridge - Chippenham (ok not scenic but i enjoy it as my local line)
-Reading - Paddington
-Port Talbot Parkway - Swansea
-Swansea - Fishguard Harbour
-And the best one yet had to be the Far North line, Inverness - Wick, especially when we did it in the snow!


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1 - Gõteborg C to Stockholm C - a delightful 3 hour 125mph cross-country trip on the X2000. Even better when it's been snowing.

2 - Malmõ C - Kobenhavn - the Øresund Bridge is truly stunning to traverse.

3 - The long way round from Berlin to Amsterdam - a 5-hour EuroCity trip allowing you to see the nuances of industrial and rural Germany, with decent loco haulage and coaching stock.

4 - Berlin to Prague - the scenery has to be seen to be believed, night or day. Truly stunning.

5 - London to Paris pre-CTRL - the difference between DC running cutting through Kent like a knife, the engineering excellence of the Channel Tunnel and more engineering excellence with the TGV lines once you get on the continent.

6 - London Paddington - Penzance - Brunel's billiard table, Dawlish sea wall, need I say more?

7 - London Victoria to Brighton express - what seems like a mundane commuter line makes me think of the Great Escape to the coast.

8 - Hope Valley Line - once again, truly stunning scenery.

9 - London Waterloo to Bournemouth via Woking and Southampton - all stopping past Woking IIRC, on a slammer one time near Christmas a while back, great craic with a guy from Donegal I could hardly understand, comforable Greyhound unit, made the three-or-so hours fly by.

10 - London Fenchurch St. to anywhere via Gas Factory and Bow Junctions - purely so I get to look out of the window and say 'that's my house!'
 

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In no paticular order;

Bedford-Sheffield: Lovely scenery crossing many rivers, running through
valleys and flatland in places, very lovely on a HST or Meridian.

Loughborough Central-Rothley Brook: Biased I guess, but it's lovely going over Swithland Viaduct, incredibly peaceful on the 1.15 which stops on the Viaduct for 5 mins to allow passengers to enjoy the view across the Reservoir, and you also get nice places like Kinchley Lane and Woodthorpe Cutting.

Hope Valley Line via New Mills Central: Beautiful, especially at New Mills Central, and Totley Tunnel is absolutely amazing, so long as well.

Carlisle-Carstairs: I've only done this on a HST, but need I say more? 8)

Bewdley-Bridgnorth: Absolutely stunning scenery, especially when you are riding behind a Prarie Tank in driving rain with LNER Gresley Teak stock.
 
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