“Entering the rain sodden woodlands of the Snowdonia National Park as it climbs up into the mountains, the aptly named “Weekend Wanderer” is a memorable and evocative experience on one of the countries oldest heritage railways services still in operation today. It evoked memories from my childhood with the smell of smoke from the locomotive, hair full of soot and a smile on my face” Continue reading Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railway: “Mountain Prince” – Exploring The Woodlands Of The Snowdonia National Park
“The Snowdon Mountain Railway was established in 1896, providing a unique opportunity to ascend one of the Three Peaks in the United Kingdom in relative comfort and ease. Today, it continues to serve the same purpose, departing from the base of the mountain in the town of Llanberis to its summit, providing spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and quarries below.” Continue reading Snowdon Mountain Railway – The Civilized Approach To Mountain Exploration
“The London Transport Museum Depot opened it’s doors to the public on the 14th October 1999, home to the majority of the collection not on display at it’s main Museum in Covent Garden. Open for a limited season during the year, it provides a rare opportunity for the public to see a vast assortment of items from its historic collection in a working environment, with curators and guides on hand to provide context and history to the trains and buses on show. For those with a fascination and enthusiasm towards the transport network in the City, it is an exciting opportunity to be able to go inside this large collection of vehicles and historical transport that is only accessible over the Summer months” Continue reading London Transport Museum: Museum Depot – Review
“The latest exhibit to the Science Museum in London is one of its smallest, both in size and stature. Celebrating the age of experimentation when a swathe of individuals in a variety of professions experimented with the design and constructions of miniature locomotives to form the basis of the Industrial Revolution in the Victorian era. These models and their counterparts would be transported around the world, use to highlight the ingenuity of British innovation, and they all begun in model form.” Continue reading Brass, Steel and Fire: Exhibit Review – Science Museum, London
“It’s fascinating to look back and reflect how the world around us has transformed to our demands in recent history. In the UK especially with the growth and abandonment of railway lines and service that shaped and molded the immediate landscape in transformative ways. Abandoned lines in the last few decades now landscaped into housing developments or restored to their original natural state to create beautiful idyllic walkways and paths to explore. This particular lost railway is a little more personal to me as it is located a very short distance from my front door and was inspired by a curiosity on a journey to work. As with all great mysteries it begun with an obscure clue, an old tradition on either side of the Atlantic of naming a street or avenue around its central premise and use. ” Continue reading Discovering Lost Railway Lines: Uxbridge Vine Street to West Drayton Railway Line
“The museum is very much a showcase of the history of transport in the capital, though given the confines of its original structure as well as space being at a premium in London you do come away perhaps longing to see more of its collection. Thankfully, those with a predication towards this particular history are catered for with a series of ever popular and fast selling limited time events that see London Underground open up its dormant and unused stations and passages as part of it’s Hidden London program for the public to visit throughout the year” Continue reading London Transport Museum – London, England.