UKRJ S1 Ep 15 Homeward Bound (1)

Homeward Bound (1) – UK Rail Journeys Series 1 – Episode 15

It’s day 5 of The Welsh Dragon and we’re Homeward Bound, however before we set off on our coach to the station I talk to Kate and Shaun who are two very seasoned Steam Dreams travellers.

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Thoughts on Sunday’s Mystery Tour

I talk with our ‘seasoned travellers’ about Sunday’s mystery tour. We took the tour because of damage to a bridge on our original route. Our journey from Shrewsbury to Crewe took four and a half hours . Every passenger ate a three course Sunday lunch during the journey.

By coach from our hotels:

We board our coaches on a bright, sunny, morning for the journey to the station. Our driver stops at a view point so that we all have an opportunity to stretch our legs and photograph the scenery.

We arrive at Llandudno Junction in good time for our train which is coming, with the chefs and ‘chewies’, from Holyhead.

Diesel hauled towards Crewe:

Our Class 47 hauled train soon arrives. We board the train and go to our seats. The train sets off along the North Wales Coast Line and our journey takes us past holiday resorts such as Prestatyn and Rhyl, and through the sites of many closed stations – good old Dr Beeching!

Listen to the podcast to hear the full story of our day.

Next up:

Join me in a couple of weeks as we continue our return journey to London.


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Rhyl and Prestatyn are famed for their beaches, find out more here.

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