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Illustrated Report of the 2019 Excursion
On Saturday 5 October the Society ran an excursion to the Great Central Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala. An intensive train service was in operation and there were two visiting locomotives in action: Southern Schools class no. 926 Repton from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and LSWR T9 class 4-4-0 no.120. All passengers who went to the steam gala had a day rover ticket giving them the freedom of the line.
Our Bullocks coach dropped passengers at Loughborough Central station for the steam gala. It then continued for the alternative option of a visit to the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester; to discover the story of the last English king to die in battle.
Illustrated Report of the 2018 Excursion
On Saturday 26 May 2018 the Society ran an excursion to the scenic Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Our Selwyns coach parked at Cheltenham Racecourse station and we then had the freedom to explore this interesting line for the rest of the day. Eight steam locomotives were hauling trains, including Great Western King loco 6023 King Edward II. Participants were given a Day Rover ticket which enabled unlimited travel on the railway for the day. There was ample time to visit the interesting Cotswold town of Winchcombe and the famous village of Broadway, which is a 15-minute walk from the new terminus of the line at Broadway station, opened on 30th March.
Illustrated Report of the 2017 Excursion
On Saturday 17 June 2017 the Society ran an excursion to the scenic Severn Valley Railway. The plan was to connect with the 10:50 steam train from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and participants were given a Day Rover ticket which enabled unlimited travel on the railway for the rest of the day and free admission to the Engine House at Highley. The Engine House houses a number of steam locomotives and there is a first floor café and balcony with a view of the line. There should also be ample time to visit the interesting riverside town of Bewdley or Kidderminster, where there is a railway museum adjacent to the station. More details about the railway can be found at Severn Valley Railway web site.
The 16:15 train from Kidderminster is the last train of the day, arrives back in Bridgnorth at 17:25; the coach scheduled departure was from outside Bridgnorth station at 17:45.
Illustrated Report of the 2016 Excursion
On Saturday 4 June the Society ran an excursion to the highly scenic North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the interesting town of Whitby. The plan was to connect with the 12:00 steam train from Pickering to Whitby. Participants could either travel all the way to Whitby; or break their journey at either Goathland or Grosmont and then join a later train to Whitby. Those who went straight to Whitby had nearly three hours in the town before the train returned at 16:40 from Whitby. Alternatively they could go straight back from Whitby at 14:00 and then break their return journey at Grosmont and/or Goathland.
The 16:40 from Whitby and intermediate stations to Pickering, arriving 18:20; was the last train to connect with the coach scheduled departure from Pickering at 18:45.
More details about the railway and things to see in the area can be found at North Yorkshire Moors Railway web site.
Illustrated Report of the 2015 Excursion
On Saturday 13 June the Society ran an excursion to the highly scenic Llangollen Railway and the picturesque town of Llangollen. Participants received a Day Rover ticket allowing them unlimited travel on the railway that day; they caught the 10:40 steam train from Llangollen to Corwen East.
There were two trains operating that day, the other being a heritage diesel multiple-unit train, which offered very good views of the passing scene.
More details about the railway can be found at Llangollen Railway web site.
Horse-drawn narrow boats operate 45-minute trips along the scenic Llangollen Canal from Llangollen Wharf, which is a short distance from the railway station (above and to the left as you alight from the train). More details can be found at Llangollen Wharf, Horse Drawn Canal Boats web site.
Illustrated Report of the 2013 Excursion
AERPS and the Manchester Locomotive Society ran a joint summer coach trip to Blackpool on 14 July, from where we travelled by service tram to Fleetwood. Time was available for lunch before taking the Knott End Ferry across the Wyre. We re-joined our coach travelling to Ambleside and enjoyed a cruise along the full length of Lake Windermere to Lakeside where we took the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. Following a 30-minute break at Haverthwaite we returned home by coach. So the trip included travel by coach, tram, river ferry, lake cruiser and a train, covering many of the transport modes available.
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