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

Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Four (October to December)

The autumn began with another week off work, but only two trips during that time (I was suffering from a cold). October 2021 The first trip was a double-header to North Derbyshire to visit Whitwell and Creswell on a nice sunny day. They are former mining villages, and Creswell has a “model village”; a housing…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Four (October to December)

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #57 – Polesworth

When I started the East Midlands Ranger Area challenge in February 2019, I soon discovered that some railway stations would be easier to visit than others. Some of them have a regular hourly or half-hourly service, some have more trains at peak time (morning and afternoon) than they have during the day, and then there’s…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #57 – Polesworth

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)

East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #16, #17 & #18 – Nuneaton, Narborough and Leicester

On Friday 7th June 2019, I knocked out another three stations as part of my ongoing East Midlands Ranger Area challenge. In fact, I took six trains to five different stations, but I had been to two of them before. It was a rainy and windy summer’s morning when I left home to start my…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Stations #16, #17 & #18 – Nuneaton, Narborough and Leicester