Steam Train adventures on the Severn Valley Railway

Steam Train adventures on the Severn Valley Railway

We love our heritage railway adventures here, since my son was two years old his birthday day out has always features a steam train somewhere across the country.  He’s nearly nine now and his love is growing for these majestic machines.  But I’ve realised I don’t often actually share those… Continue reading »

Train adventures in North Wales

Steam Train adventures in North Wales

My son is steam train mad and if I’m honest, I also love the nostalgia of a bygone age and can appreciate what wonderful machines the locomotives are.  When we went away for my birthday last month, I took one look at the map of the are and knew we… Continue reading »

Steam on the turn – My Sunday Photo 240917

Steam on the turn - My Sunday Photo 240917

Steam on the turn – My Sunday Photo 240917 It’s no secret that we love steam trains here, and the A4 class of locos are my son’s favourites.  Union of South Africa was the last one in the UK for him to see.  He’d had an unexpected peak when we… Continue reading »

Enjoying a birthday with the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Happy New Year 2017

It’s a bit of a tradition that for Monkey’s birthday we always take him out for the day.  This has always involved trains, whether it be a trip to Thomasland or a day spent on a steam railway.  With his birthday being 10th December, we’ve pretty much always been able… Continue reading »

Bristol Harbour Railway

Bristol Harbour Railway

We spent a weekend in Bristol last month to celebrate Daddy P’s 50th birthday.  I’d planned a number of ideas for his surprise weekend, but hadn’t spotted the Bristol Harbour Railway on my map.  As we walked along the floating harbour towards SS Great Britain we could see steam, the sort… Continue reading »

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

I’ve mentioned before about our attachment to the Watercress Line in Hampshire.  Daddy P used to take his Dad there for their War Days events. I grew up in Farnham, so this was our local heritage line.  We’ve taken Monkey a few times now, and seeing Bittern there last year… Continue reading »