Oct 022014
Diesel Weekend Event

Over the weekend of September 13th / 14th 2014, the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley held a Diesel Event. The chance to ride behind some of the diesel engines from my youth wasn’t something I was going to miss, so on the second day of the event (a Sunday) I visited the Centre with eldest son Jamie. For once, the weather was fine and we arrived at the Centre shortly after 10:00 am. Our first port of call was Swanwick Junction Station, five minutes down the line where we spent half an hour or so taking photos of the engines [Read more]

Jun 122013
A day I'll never forget

Saturday 8th June 2013 was the proudest day of my life and a day I will never forget. This was the day that my eldest son, Jamie, married his long-time girlfriend and fiancée Alice Hawkins. The day began with me and my wife Sandra collecting Jamie, and his brother and best-man Luke and taking them to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley, where the ceremony was to take place. Meanwhile, Alice and her party were assembling at her home in Eastwood preparing for the big day. The bridal party travelled to the Railway Centre on a vintage London Routemaster bus [Read more]

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