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Blog - 2018

January 2018

Cross Country and GWR trains at Taunton Station 21/1/18

6/1/2018 - Leigh-on-Sea to West Ham and return. London Waterloo to Mortlake. Chiswick to Kew Bridge. Kew Bridge to London Waterloo.

Went up to London to take pictures of bridges by the river Thames for a book I am working on.

15/1/2-18 - Leigh-on-Sea to London Fenchurch Street and return.

Went up to London for an evening talk in Central London.

20/1/2018 - Leigh-on-Sea to London Fenchurch Street. London Paddington to Bath Spa. Bath Spa to Westbury and return.

Went up to Bath, primarily to go to a concert at the Forum to see King King, but also to travel on some lines I hadn't been able to cover last year.

21/1/2018 -Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads. Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton. Taunton to London Paddington. London Fenchurch Street to Leigh-on-Sea.

Came back vis Bristol and Taunton. Had an hour's break in Taunton, but was not able to exit the north side of the station through the ticket barriers as my ticket wouldn't work. So went to the south exit where it also wouldn't work, but there was an inspector there who manually let me through. Returning back to the north exit I had the same problem with a different ticket. As there wasn't anyone there I had to press the button for help and had to show my ticket onto a screen for the inspector to read before he let me through. This was a first for me, but begs the question are the ticket barriers at Taunton Station not working properly?

February 2018

No railway journeys made this month


March 2018