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Time to catch my breath for a moment...

I’m scribbling this on board a TPE train from Huddersfield to York, where I’m volunteering at tonight’s Railway Benefit Fund spring ball. Here’s the poster; 468 more words


Talking to strangers

I love trams and trains, not so keen on buses and I’m an avid people watcher, especially these days with passengers’ social media habits. Who hasn’t enjoyed listening to someone’s mobile phone conversation delivered at the top of their voice, detailing how they have just been dumped by/dumped some %^$&hole who ^&(*&^% them? 663 more words


A Plea for the Status Quo

The other week, the powers that be decided to close various metro stations for repairs. Being relatively new to this city, I was unaware that this translated to ‘avoid trams at all costs’. 534 more words

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside - Part Two - The Great Orme

For our second reminder of autumn we return for our next bout of sea air. This time we made our way over more Welsh hills, moors and mountains to the northern stretch of coast. 363 more words


Lisbon to Athens on a Clipper: Lisbon's Tram 28, Part 2

Lisbon’s Tram 28 Tour

A photograph of a little yellow tram-car against the backdrop of a twisted alley way on a cobblestone street, enticed me to visit Lisbon. 522 more words


Souvenirs: Badges, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester, c.2002.

I purchased these badges back when I thought my memory would be infallible for ever I’d never have to commit anything to writing, consequently this won’t be a very detailed description of my visit to… 253 more words