Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Two – April to June

Welcome to part two (of four) of a look back at my train travels in 2019. Part one was published the other day, so here we go with part two. April 10th 2019 – Matlock After I had had a look at Google Maps, I noticed that Matlock Bath and Matlock were within easy walking…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part Two – April to June

Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part One – January to March

At the beginning of 2019, I decided that I needed to visit more railway stations, and generally travel more and see more of the area where I live. I also decided to start a blog where I would write about where I have been, what I have seen and share some pictures. I didn’t have…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2019 Part One – January to March

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #28 – Blythe Bridge

On a grey and drizzly November morning, I headed to Burton on Trent’s wonderful railway station. Work outside the station is still ongoing to put in new bus departure bays, but it looks like it might be finished before the end of the year. I made my way down the old staircase on to Platform…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #28 – Blythe Bridge

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #27 – Bulwell

It’s been a few weeks since I last went on a train journey, so I decided to tick Bulwell off my list of 76 stations to visit in the East Midlands Ranger area on Saturday 16th November 2019. There has been a lot of rain and flooding in the Midlands in recent days, and that…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #27 – Bulwell

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #26 – Newark Castle

As I approach the end of three weeks holiday from work, I thought I would tick off another station on the list by visiting Newark Castle station in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. The journey started at the beating heart of Burton on Trent’s transport network, the railway station. It was a cloudy and foggy Autumn morning as…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #26 – Newark Castle

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #25 – Spondon

It’s not very often I travel by train first thing in the morning, mainly because it’s a) really busy and b) really expensive. It isn’t either of those things on a weekend, though. So I was up with the lark this morning, Saturday 28th September 2019, to catch the 6:51 service from Burton on Trent…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #25 – Spondon

Cromford II – Cromford Canal (Whatstandwell to Cromford)

Way back in February 2019, I decided to take a trip to Cromford in Derbyshire. It was after my visit there that I came up with the idea of visiting all 76 stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area. If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you’ll know that I am almost…… Continue reading Cromford II – Cromford Canal (Whatstandwell to Cromford)

East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #23 & #24 – East Midlands Parkway and Barrow-upon-Soar

After a couple of months absence, I’m back on my quest to visit all 76 stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area. Since I went to Bingham and Aslockton back in July, I have only been on a train once since then. In August, I took a ride up to Willington and then walked back…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #23 & #24 – East Midlands Parkway and Barrow-upon-Soar

East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #21 & #22 – Bingham and Aslockton

On a fine and sunny Thursday in July, I decided to try and knock out another two stations on my quest to visit all 76 stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area. After some Google Map searching, I found that Bingham and Aslockton are within an hour’s walking distance, so I booked myself a ticket…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #21 & #22 – Bingham and Aslockton

East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #19 & #20 – Sutton-in-Ashfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Good day to you. I said in the previous post that it would be my last train trip of the summer, but I lied. The weather today seemed good for a train journey and a chance to bag two more stations on my quest to visit all 76 stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area,…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #19 & #20 – Sutton-in-Ashfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield