Posts Tagged ‘ Northern Rail ’

The last day of steam

Aug 12th, 2018 | By

It was on August 12th, 1968 that a ban on steam trains running on the mainline network came into force. After this date steam trains would largely only run on heritage railway sites apart from the odd excursion.

Saturday snippets: 2nd June 2018

Jun 2nd, 2018 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District, a new Bronte trail, the big Ramsagate festival and the arrival of Las Vegas in London to bring some pizzazz to the capital are some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.

Bringing steam to the railway mainline

Feb 15th, 2017 | By
steam train on mainline

In January and February when tourism numbers are low and the promotions flood into my in-box, a steam journey through an ethereal, frosty landscape could warm the cockles of a cold-hearted financial director of a mainline rail company

The fun of train travel

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

On Tuesday I travelled from Carmarthen to Manchester by train. It’s a popular line and the trains get busy. But with all the rain and wind we have had recently, it’s become a bit of lottery.

Club 55 returns to Arriva Trains Wales

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

The very successful Club 55 has been launched very quickly in the new year by Arriva Trains Wales. So what’s the deal this year?

Club 55 Deals Return

Jan 17th, 2011 | By

Just over a week ago, Arriva Trains Wales reintroduced their Club 55 deal. From today (17th January) another railway company has re-introduced the Club 55 deals for 6 weeks. This time it is just ScotRail not the whole of the First Group. The offer is open up to and including 31st March. Arriva’s is open until 9th April

Giving Trains Tourist Appeal

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

As I was talking to some people from Amtrak, the American railway company, a week or so ago, I was left thinking about the names of rail journeys. They still have the Coast Starlight which runs from Seattle to Los Angeles conjuring up a rather romantic moonlight journey and services like the Texas Eagle, Pacific Surfliner and The Silver Meteor. The 20th Century Ltd doesn’t run any more apart from in re-runs of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and the Orient Express ended just running from Strasbourg to Vienna till that ended last December. In Australia, the Indian-Pacific does exactly what it’s name suggests, linking two oceans and the Trans-Siberian also does just what it says..
What do we have?