Tamworth Railway Station

Over the years, I have been to Tamworth station many times, although not as many times as I have been to Derby or Nottingham stations. My first memory of Tamworth station was travelling through it on the way from Birmingham New Street to Burton on Trent in 1990, and asking my mother what the signs…… Continue reading Tamworth Railway Station

Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Two: April – June

After the relentless opening three months of the year, which you can catch up on here, the Martyn’s Blog juggernaut ploughed on through the spring at pace, with two posts a week most weeks. April 2022 April began with a cold and frosty Saturday morning trip to Penkridge in Staffordshire. It’s a beautiful old village,…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Two: April – June

Tameside Local Nature Reserve, Tamworth

On Wednesday 11th May, I took an evening train from Burton on Trent down the line to Tamworth for a walk around the Tameside Local Nature Reserve, around a 25 minute walk south of the railway station. After my evening train ride and walk a few weeks ago in Ambergate and Whatstandwell, I am hoping…… Continue reading Tameside Local Nature Reserve, Tamworth

Staffordshire Stations – Penkridge

On a very cold and very early Saturday morning, 8th April 2022, I travelled to the historic Staffordshire village of Penkridge, five miles from Stafford. I had to catch three trains to get there, changing at Tamworth and at Stafford. I left Burton on Trent at 06:20 and arrived at Penkridge less than an hour…… Continue reading Staffordshire Stations – Penkridge

Staffordshire Stations – Rugeley Trent Valley, Rugeley Town and Landywood

As part of my mission to visit every single railway station in Staffordshire, I made huge strides towards the finish line on Wednesday 23rd March. It was an unseasonably sunny and warm day, a far cry from the storms just a couple of weeks ago as I made the three-train trip from Burton on Trent…… Continue reading Staffordshire Stations – Rugeley Trent Valley, Rugeley Town and Landywood

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #61 – Atherstone, Warwickshire

It was an early Saturday morning trip for me on 26th February 2022 when I visited Atherstone in Warwickshire. Atherstone was the closest station to Burton on Trent in the East Midlands Ranger Area that I had yet to visit (it’s now South Wigston in Leicestershire). This trip was originally planned for last Saturday, but…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #61 – Atherstone, Warwickshire

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #52 – Hinckley (featuring Nuneaton)

It was a warm and sunny summer’s day in August 2021, the 23rd of August to be precise, when I made the long trip to Hinckley in Leicestershire by train. It isn’t very far, but I had to take three trains there and three back. The first leg of the journey began at Burton on…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #52 – Hinckley (featuring Nuneaton)

Blog Review of the Year 2020 – January – March

The year 2020 will go down in history as a bit of a stinker. You know why. However, I was able to go to places I had never been to before, and have some great days out that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t do this blog. In the next few weeks, I will…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2020 – January – March

East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #37 & #38 – Longton and Stoke on Trent

For once, the weather was kind to me on my travels today. It was a warm and sunny August day as I headed for Longton and Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. My journey began at Burton on Trent station, as usual. The station was a little bit busier than it normally is at that time, with people…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #37 & #38 – Longton and Stoke on Trent