My Railway Experiences

A Replica of Stephenson's Rocket Railway Experiences

Introduction

I think people who search for articles and pictures of railway experiences are usually keen to see them all and not miss any. To help them I have written this short post to bring all my articles together so they can be easily found.

I have already written several posts about my railway experiences and there will likely be more in the future (see this list). So I expect to amend this article on each occasion I have something new to write about.

From my visit to The National Railway Museum (NRM) in York I have chosen the replica of Stephenson’s Rocket for my featured image in this post.

This post is also a means to attract people who search for railway experiences in search engines.

Railway Experiences I’ve Had

There follows a list of the railways I’ve visited and links to the railway experiences I’ve had with them.

The Great Central Railway based at Loughborough

Loughborough Central Station Platform 1
Loughborough Central Station Platform 1

The map below shows the whole line between Loughborough and Leicester via Rothley:

You may find it easier to enlarge the map by selecting ‘+‘ several times and dragging the map so that you can examine the route in more detail.

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway Experience

Northern Chief at New Romney Station on the RH&DR
Northern Chief at New Romney

Here is a map to help you locate the RH&DR. It goes from Hythe in the north to Dungeness in the south. At Dungeness there is a loop between the up and down lines to return trains from whence they came:

You may find it easier to enlarge the map by selecting ‘+‘ several times and dragging the map so that you can examine the route in more detail.

My North Norfolk Railway Experience

76034 At Holt Station
76034 At Holt

Here is a map to help you locate the NNR:

You may find it easier to enlarge the map by selecting ‘+‘ several times and dragging the map so that you can examine the route in more detail.

Railway Experiences Not Yet Posted

The following items are under construction. Eventually each will point to an individual post.

Derby Loco Works Open Day

It Was Wet On The Ffestiniog Railway

Visiting The National Railway Museum In York

Rocket at York National Railway Museum
Rocket (Replica) In Steam

The Line From Cambrils To Barcelona

Renfe Locomotive at Taragona Station Spain
Freight going South West at Taragona.

Below are maps of the line running NE from Cambrills to Barcelona via Salou, Taragona and Sitges used by renfe trains. (Try viewing them in Full Screen by selecting ‘View larger map‘ mode, enlarging the scale using the ‘+‘ sign a few times, and dragging the map around):

My Railway Experience To The Abbey of Montserrat In Spain

Railway Experiences Sant Joan Funicular Railway
View from inside the Sant Joan Funicular Carriage as it returns to the lower station.

Below is a map based on the Abbey of Montserrat showing where the Sant Joan funicular railway is:

The Sant Joan Funicular travels SW and upwards from the lower station. Select the background to move the map around and see the upper station.

The Great Orme Tramway

Railway Experiences Great Orme Tram
A Tram waiting in the station at the bottom of the Great Orme.

Below is a map of the top of the Great Orme in North Wales showing the Great Orme Tramway and its destination station at the end of Bishop’s Quarry Road:

An Epping & Ongar Railway Experience

Railway Experiences Pitchford Hall 4953
No.4953 Pitchford Hall

The map below shows the Epping to Ongar line running up to the station at Chipping Ongar:

You may find it easier to enlarge the map by selecting ‘+‘ several times and dragging the map so that you can examine the route in more detail.

Learning To Drive The Mardy Monster

Railway Experiences Mardy Monster and Helpful Colin
Helpful Colin stands beside The Mardy Monster after his driving lesson.

The map below shows the Coalfield Line on which the Mardy Monster runs:

You may find it easier to change the scale of the map by selecting ‘+‘ or ‘‘ and dragging the map so that you can examine the route in more detail.

I Had A Footplate Ride On My Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Experience

No.52322 at Wirksworth.

On the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway the trains are run on a regular commercial basis by Wyvernrail plc from Wirksworth to Duffield. The line can be seen on this map except that the section at the Duffield end is missing on the map. (It is clearly shown on Ordnance Survey maps):

You may find it easier to enlarge the map by selecting ‘+‘ several times and dragging the map so that you can examine the route in more detail.

Author: Helpful Colin

I have a background in telecommunications and a fascination with all things scientific and technical - from physics to electronics, and computing to DIY.

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