Trip to Scotland - January 2020
Trip to Scotland - January 2020
A two day trip to Scotland, primarily to travel on train 1W22 from Edinburgh to Stirling - which should be a Class 91 electric loco working from London. That did not work as will be seen. For Friday 03/01/2020 I had advance tickets booked on the 10:34 Trans Pennine Express service from Manchester Piccadilly to Newcastle, which should have been a class 802 service but was cancelled "due to no driver". Fortunately I had left plenty of time so caught the next available interesting working (with class 68 haulage as far as York) then a 185 DMU to Newcastle. 91122 worked my booked train from Newcastle to Edinburgh. Before taking 1W22 I caught one of the "Fife Circle" class 68-hauled workings. Hotel in Stirling.
Next day 04/01/2020 was planned around covering the newly electrified routes to Alloa, Dunblane and Edinburgh - Glasgow via Shotts. Home from Glasgow was a 350 unit, not worth photographing.....
Trip to France and Spain - January & February 2020
Trip to France and Spain - January & February 2020
First overseas trip of 2020 was planned with the dual purpose of travelling on the PTG "Alco Holic 5" 4-day railtour starting from Madrid, and visiting my sister who lives near Huelva. As I needed a fair few new sections of line in France and Spain I thought I would also travel overland both ways. That didn't quite go to plan..... the route description is given on each day's summary page.
Each album below corresponds to one day's travel except for the visit to Pont du Gard which gets its own album.