Posted in Railways on Sunday 23rd July 2006 at 11:15pm
I missed the first Torbay Express of the year last Sunday. Partly due to being disoriented by just returning from my trip, and partly through semi-drunken confusion about what day it was. I heard the whistle from at my parent's place, and immediately remembered I'd quite confidently told someone it was next week! Feeling guilty, I wandered down to the station later but it was just a little too dark for a picture. So this week I was out early, braving a brief summer shower to get my picture. There had been talk about an accompanying diesel locomotive due to the fear of lineside fires, but there was no sign when the train passed, pretty well on time.
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.