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Aside from buses, I've always had a bit of an interest in railways, particularly Heritage Lines and Model Railways. I've got a 'bucket list' of preserved railways I want to visit in the future - hopefully in the long summer between finishing Sixth Form and starting University, when I'll have my own flat etc, and do everything alone. These include;

• The Bluebell Railway
- I think it's one of the most beautiful railways around, got so much character, very large as well, I especially like their LB&SCR Terriers, P-Class', and 'Captain Baxter' Smile
• The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
- Nice and close to the North East, very vast in quantity, fortunately they've got Class A4 'Sir Nigel Gresley' still within it's boiler certificate. I just love the sound of it on the whole!
• The Severn Valley Railway
- After I downloaded it in Train Simulator 2014, I just fell in love with the SVR. Got a lot of variety, nice and open in the country, and their facilities seem endless.....
• The West Somerset Railway
- Not 100% sure, but I think it's the longest preserved line in Britain, lovely and scenic, filled with the countryside, it's just a must for me!

As for model railways, if I got one of those 2 bed flats, I would without a second thought, strip one of them, place a massive table in there and just build and build until there's no more room! I can just picture an entire fleet - Class A3s, Class A4s, Black Fives, Standard Fours, Deltics, and little Pannier Tanks shunting all of their trains! - does anyone else have a passion for railways?
(24 Jul 2014, 6:21 pm)Marcus Wrote: [ -> ]Aside from buses, I've always had a bit of an interest in railways, particularly Heritage Lines and Model Railways. I've got a 'bucket list' of preserved railways I want to visit in the future - hopefully in the long summer between finishing Sixth Form and starting University, when I'll have my own flat etc, and do everything alone. These include;

• The Bluebell Railway
- I think it's one of the most beautiful railways around, got so much character, very large as well, I especially like their LB&SCR Terriers, P-Class', and 'Captain Baxter' Smile
• The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
- Nice and close to the North East, very vast in quantity, fortunately they've got Class A4 'Sir Nigel Gresley' still within it's boiler certificate. I just love the sound of it on the whole!
• The Severn Valley Railway
- After I downloaded it in Train Simulator 2014, I just fell in love with the SVR. Got a lot of variety, nice and open in the country, and their facilities seem endless.....
• The West Somerset Railway
- Not 100% sure, but I think it's the longest preserved line in Britain, lovely and scenic, filled with the countryside, it's just a must for me!

As for model railways, if I got one of those 2 bed flats, I would without a second thought, strip one of them, place a massive table in there and just build and build until there's no more room! I can just picture an entire fleet - Class A3s, Class A4s, Black Fives, Standard Fours, Deltics, and little Pannier Tanks shunting all of their trains! - does anyone else have a passion for railways?

I've thought about going the model railway route, but it's a very expensive hobby these days! I've got a few locos from when I was a kid, including a Pacer set in T&W PTE livery. Wink
(25 Jul 2014, 3:17 pm)aureolin Wrote: [ -> ]I've thought about going the model railway route, but it's a very expensive hobby these days! I've got a few locos from when I was a kid, including a Pacer set in T&W PTE livery. Wink

Glad to hear there's someone else Smile

I've always loved the idea of a model railway, you can get some fabulous models for dirt cheap prices, then some failures for sky high prices.....

If I was able to do something like this while at University, I would create a YouTube account, about buses and trains Smile
(25 Jul 2014, 3:42 pm)Marcus Wrote: [ -> ]Glad to hear there's someone else Smile

I've always loved the idea of a model railway, you can get some fabulous models for dirt cheap prices, then some failures for sky high prices.....

If I was able to do something like this while at University, I would create a YouTube account, about buses and trains Smile

YouTube is a good way to earn money too.
I'm going to start using mine again when I get back.
(25 Jul 2014, 4:04 pm)Tom Wrote: [ -> ]YouTube is a good way to earn money too.
I'm going to start using mine again when I get back.

Yeah, some people make the simplest of videos and get 100s of subscribers. I'm not sure how subscription works? - do you get money from each subscription?
(25 Jul 2014, 4:08 pm)Marcus Wrote: [ -> ]Yeah, some people make the simplest of videos and get 100s of subscribers. I'm not sure how subscription works? - do you get money from each subscription?

No it's nothing to do with subscriptions. If you allow adverts on your videos you get money.
(25 Jul 2014, 4:09 pm)Tom Wrote: [ -> ]No it's nothing to do with subscriptions. If you allow adverts on your videos you get money.

Oh, I'll just go make a few channels then! Tongue
(25 Jul 2014, 4:14 pm)Marcus Wrote: [ -> ]Oh, I'll just go make a few channels then! Tongue

That wouldn't work as if you use the same IP address you won't be accepted.
(25 Jul 2014, 4:16 pm)Tom Wrote: [ -> ]That wouldn't work as if you use the same IP address you won't be accepted.

Damn!
Always kinda wanted to go down the YouTube partners route.

When YouTube partners look back at their old work in 'reflection videos', it's amazing to see how terrible their videos were.
(24 Jul 2014, 6:21 pm)Marcus Wrote: [ -> ]Aside from buses, I've always had a bit of an interest in railways, particularly Heritage Lines and Model Railways. I've got a 'bucket list' of preserved railways I want to visit in the future - hopefully in the long summer between finishing Sixth Form and starting University, when I'll have my own flat etc, and do everything alone. These include;

• The Bluebell Railway
- I think it's one of the most beautiful railways around, got so much character, very large as well, I especially like their LB&SCR Terriers, P-Class', and 'Captain Baxter' Smile
• The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
- Nice and close to the North East, very vast in quantity, fortunately they've got Class A4 'Sir Nigel Gresley' still within it's boiler certificate. I just love the sound of it on the whole!
• The Severn Valley Railway
- After I downloaded it in Train Simulator 2014, I just fell in love with the SVR. Got a lot of variety, nice and open in the country, and their facilities seem endless.....
• The West Somerset Railway
- Not 100% sure, but I think it's the longest preserved line in Britain, lovely and scenic, filled with the countryside, it's just a must for me!

As for model railways, if I got one of those 2 bed flats, I would without a second thought, strip one of them, place a massive table in there and just build and build until there's no more room! I can just picture an entire fleet - Class A3s, Class A4s, Black Fives, Standard Fours, Deltics, and little Pannier Tanks shunting all of their trains! - does anyone else have a passion for railways?

You may want to go here then!
http://www.railexne.com/
Govia awarded a Direct Award Contract to the Southeastern Franchise until June 2018. With the award of the Thameslink contract recently, quite a large proportion of communter rail services into London are operated by Go Ahead.

http://www.go-ahead.com/media/news/2014-...-2014.aspx
Less to do with rail services than stations. Mother in Law was talking about wanting to see Birmingham New Street, the other day. The news of its coplete transfomation had completely missed me, so I wasn't sure why and muttered something about it actually being quicker by car.

I know why, now *facepalm*
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on...c-10121923
(24 Sep 2015, 6:51 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: [ -> ]Less to do with rail services than stations. Mother in Law was talking about wanting to see Birmingham New Street, the other day. The news of its coplete transfomation had completely missed me, so I wasn't sure why and muttered something about it actually being quicker by car.

I know why, now *facepalm*
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on...c-10121923

From the pictures it looks amazing. To me it looked like a dark and dingy place previously whereas now it's rather fascinating to look at!
The platforms are still being worked on. A couple are out of action for the time being I think - next year will be the full completed product IIRC.
(24 Sep 2015, 7:43 pm)northern156 Wrote: [ -> ]From the pictures it looks amazing. To me it looked like a dark and dingy place previously whereas now it's rather fascinating to look at!
The platforms are still being worked on. A couple are out of action for the time being I think - next year will be the full completed product IIRC.

It used to be utterly grim - very dark and dirty.
(24 Sep 2015, 7:45 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: [ -> ]It used to be utterly grim - very dark and dirty.

That reminds me of Kings Cross Wink
(24 Sep 2015, 6:51 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: [ -> ]Less to do with rail services than stations. Mother in Law was talking about wanting to see Birmingham New Street, the other day. The news of its coplete transfomation had completely missed me, so I wasn't sure why and muttered something about it actually being quicker by car.

I know why, now *facepalm*
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on...c-10121923

Only seen it from the outside and that was a few months back.
Used the station fairly recently, but either scooting for a train or passing through.
From what I saw, it looked fairly impressive.
The Tornado is apparently due through today don't know when.
Britains quietest and busiest stations have been revealed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35105105
Durham Tees Valley is down there in the quiet section.

The quietest, was a place near Ely, in Cambridgeshire.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/short...CMP=twt_gu
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...y-10675529
After the 1% fare increases were put into place and Network Rail launched details of train reliability today, the Chronicle have analysed punctuality in the region.
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