2021 Travels – Syston

Today, Monday 17th May 2021, I ticked off station number 47 on the list of stations in the East Midlands Ranger Area when I made the trip to Leicestershire to visit Syston (pronounced “sigh-stun”). I hadn’t been to Leicestershire since the late summer of 2019, due to the area being placed under a strict local…… Continue reading 2021 Travels – Syston

2019 Travels – Tutbury & Hatton and Uttoxeter

While I was compiling the new index page for the blog, I noticed that I hadn’t done a post covering my trip to Tutbury & Hatton and Uttoxeter on 29th March 2019. Today, I right this wrong. A month after the Cromford adventure, I decided to tick off the next two stations on the list,…… Continue reading 2019 Travels – Tutbury & Hatton and Uttoxeter

2020 Travels – Willington by Canal (September 2020)

Back in those sunny, carefree and mostly lockdown-free days in September, I decided to take a walk up to Willington, a village halfway between Burton on Trent and Derby. I had walked up there before and caught the train back, and also got the train up there and walked back, but I had never gone…… Continue reading 2020 Travels – Willington by Canal (September 2020)

2020 Travels – Beeston and Nottingham

After a break of a couple of weeks, I went out on another trip on a sunny October day in 2020. I was headed for Beeston in Nottinghamshire. It isn’t a new station for me; I changed trains at Beeston back in April 2019 on my trip to Sileby in Leicestershire. I was only there…… Continue reading 2020 Travels – Beeston and Nottingham

2020 Travels – Burton Joyce and Lowdham

It was a cloudy but warm September day, 16th September 2020 to be precise. I was coming towards the end of my week off work, and so I decided to tick off another two stations on the list of 76 railway stations in the East Midlands Ranger area. Whenever I book train tickets online and…… Continue reading 2020 Travels – Burton Joyce and Lowdham