Posts Tagged ‘ National Railway Museum ’

The White Rose Awards

Nov 24th, 2016 | By
outside Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms in Harrogate

A few days ago in Harrogate another tourism awards ceremony took place, this time the White Rose Awards which celebrate achievements in Yorkshire.

Thursday is rail day

Feb 25th, 2016 | By

For most, the big rail story was the departure of Flying Scotsman from London Kings Cross to York at 7.40am. The BBC, ITV and Sky were all there to record the sights and sounds of hundreds of people watching the train depart

Saturday snippets: St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Adrian joins the celebration of St David’s Day, finds another whisky story and a free tour of Doha amongst this week’s lesser covered stories.

York and the visitor

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

Everyone knows that York is a tourist magnet. How much it relies on tourism becomes clear in the annual summary which points out that 7 million people visited the city spending £606 million. That spend has grown almost twelve-fold over the last quarter century.

The Appeal of the Train

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

During my childhood, the age of the train altered dramatically. Being brought up near a huge rail junction called Pontypool Road in South Wales it seemed to me that steam typified travel. Just a few years later diesel took over and then Dr Beeching scythed whole railway lines out of existence. Within about fifteen years I had lived through different ages from where the train could take you nearly anywhere to a state where only major places seemed to be connected.
This year sees the 175th anniversary of the Great Western Railway, God’s wonderful railway as it was nicknamed so there are celebrations at Swindon as mentioned previously in CD-Traveller. Don’t forget though the National Railway Museum in York which chronicles all rail not only in our countries but some abroad as well