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A Great British Train Journey (report With Pics)  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2064 times:

Well, a couple of weeks ago, I came up with the Idea of taking a trip to Penzance, and so invited fellow a.netter "MYT332" (Alex) along for the ride. Because I work for one of the biggest transport (Bus, Rail) companies in the world, I have a few travel perks similar to ID tickets on airlines, so I got us a very good deal on rail tickets to the far south west  Wink

So anyway, we came up with a plan and on June 12th, we headed off on our journey south  Wink

First stop, we had an "evening out"  Wink with "Dazultra" (Daz) and "Jamotcx" (James), at the MAN airport pub Big grin


Later on, after our final voyage in the "Chariot of Bass"  cry  we headed to see "Trekster" (Dan) at his place  Smile


Alex is pointing to the words "I have a bomb" written on his baggage tag, lol  duck 


Anyway, the following day (june 13th), off we go to Picadilly station for our Voyage to the coast Big grin

After collecting the tickets, we boarded the 1st class car on the Pendolino tilting train to London Euston......

Alex browses the menu


Me


Alex again


At last - lunch


After arrival into Euston





We crossed London to Paddington.....






Continued.....


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2060 times:

Then we headed off into London on the Tube. Next stop - the "London Eye"








Chinook!



Finally, we board the "eye" for our "Flight"  Wink









Later on, its off into London for some food and beer and cocktails Big grin

We spotted these 2 "performers" from 'Spearmint Rhino' (gentlemens club)  eyepopping 





Our Destination - TGI Fridays Big grin








Continued.....



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2051 times:

Later on, Piccadilly Circus, and the Brazil soccer supporters were throwing a party  











Back to Paddington we go  


Finally, our train due to depart at 23:50 - we have an 8 hour journey to Penzance....









Plymouth at 5am








Continued.....

[Edited 2006-06-28 20:03:55]


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2051 times:

We reached Penzance at 8am (June 14th)















Next stop - Lands End - by Bus Big grin




Careful  Wink




Sennen Cove




Continued.....



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2036 times:

Lands End.....














Pub next, (as always)  


Back in Penzance - more beer! 



Redruth Excursion





Then, back to London (via Penzance) that night on the sleeper.

Continued.....

[Edited 2006-06-28 19:58:40]


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2022 times:

Pics from London the next day (June 15th)


















Finally, 2 fat birds  duck 



Well, thats it, hope you enjoyed! Big grin

Cheers to you Alex for joining me on the mini adventure  bigthumbsup 



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5138 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2022 times:

FFS Alex...... thats the same pair of trousers and shirt you have been wearing since friday!! Did you not get changed you dirty english it...?


That'll teach you
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2011 times:

Sounds like a kool mini adventure

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 2):
ur train due to depart at 25:30

Love your ability to tell the 24 hour clock hehe

Rgds --James--

P.s. ive been on that london eye and its sooo kool!



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2011 times:

Great pics. Im bummed i did not go now, looks like ya had a great time on the trip down south.

Next time Lee, im coming as well, but make it a northern trip


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2011 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 6):
Did you not get changed you dirty english it...?

I didn't shower for 5 days actually. I cleaned my teeth in the loo's onboard the train.

I'll have to say, I'm not a train spotter either. This thread is unfortunate for me! Oh dear!

Had a good time though, thanks Lee. Mostly good pics. I.E. The ones without me! Big grin

Not a word about the 3/4 pants... I had nothing clean left by day 4 Kaz.



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11649 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2011 times:

Some great shots there Lee, next time you'll have to stop off for a sample of the wildlife in Plymouth, plenty of fat birds here Wink

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1996 times:

I thought I was short a T-shirt when I came back from Vegas !!!!!!!

User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1983 times:

Spot on pics Lee.. Loving the photo's of the 57.. memories!

Lew


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1983 times:

Nice report! Thanks for posting!

What is this red drink in the first picture?

Patrick


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1973 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 13):
What is this red drink in the first picture?

Ribena!  stirthepot 

Lew


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1973 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 7):
Love your ability to tell the 24 hour clock hehe

Of course  Wink

Edited now.....

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 10):
next time you'll have to stop off for a sample of the wildlife in Plymouth, plenty of fat birds here

LMFAO  rotfl 

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 13):
What is this red drink in the first picture?

WKD - Vodka and whatever else is in it  Wink



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 15):
WKD - Vodka and whatever else is in it

Ah, thanks!

The stuff looks terrible sweet, I can imagine that your head will explode on the next morning after having 10 of these bottles on the evening before.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 16):
The stuff looks terrible sweet, I can imagine that your head will explode on the next morning after having 10 of these bottles on the evening before.

Actually, its an easy way of drinking lots and not exactly getting drunk  Wink



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12104 posts, RR: 49
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
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Great report and the photos make me want to go as well.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineLSPA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 17):
Actually, its an easy way of drinking lots and not exactly getting drunk

that's not the point though  Smile


Hell of a trip, and very cool pics. Thanks for sharing!
Guess you had enough of trains now though...back to airplanes  Smile



~reach for the sky!
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting LSPA (Reply 19):
Guess you had enough of trains now though...

Not so easy, working on the train is what I do in my job  Smile

My "Office"  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 20):
Not so easy, working on the train is what I do in my job

"At Work.. Action Shot"



Lew Big grin


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

LEW, I LUV YA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Great picture lol


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 22):
Great picture lol

LOL if only i could repeat what he just wrote on MSN to me..  rotf 

Lew


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 21):
"At Work.. Action Shot"

 

More like.....



 Big grin

Cheers,


Lee

[Edited 2006-06-28 21:16:19]


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
25 Post contains images 9VSPO : Maybe everyone on Saturday could club together and buy Alex a pair of Jeans without air flaps.
26 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Lee
27 Post contains images EWS : Hey i though you were all hiring me a skidmarks scooter for the day?! Oh well! Guess its back to the crutch! Lew
28 Post contains images 9VSPO : It's here waiting for you at the AVP.
29 Petertenthije : I can't believe noone has asked this yet, so I will: Why would you want to go to lands end? Why not just stay in London? Other then that, nice report.
30 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Because i've never been, plus It only cost £5 each for the journey Lee
31 Post contains images Gkirk : London is a dump? London isn't the only place in England?
32 Post contains images Petertenthije : You've never been to Iraq either (I assume), would you go there for a fiver? Might as well go to London for say 3 pounds?
33 Post contains images 9VSPO : Basically they couldn't pick up any women there so decided to try their luck further south after getting knocked back a few times.
34 Myt332 : You've hit it on the head, that's the reason! I'm in London so much I have an Oyster Card. I'm sick of the shithole that is our capital. On the other
35 Post contains images EWS : And now.. His New best friends.. For i' got a bran new combin 'arvester Lew
36 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Ahh, glad you were able to meet up with Pe@rson and family
37 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Cheers for making me my coffee over the computer desk Lee
38 Post contains images Cornish : Excellent choice of destination Lee ! and nice pics too - making me homesick now its summer Because Cornwall's wonderful that's why peasant Coming fro
39 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Excellent answer! Same reason I'll go places occasionally, or take a strange routing on a flight . . . "why'd you go there"? Because I've never been
40 Post contains images Cornish : And it has an airport of course
41 Post contains images Cornish : Only coz Lew was having a sneaky doze on the job and somebody had to look after the train
42 Post contains images Mhodgson : London has one or two...
43 Post contains images Cornish : ah but none with direct air services to the Isles of Scilly (its only route)
44 Post contains images ANCFlyer : The very thought of Lew at the helm is reason enough to take the bus
45 Post contains images Skidmarks : Bus my arse - find a Nuclear Bunker some place and hide!! Andy Nice report by the way Lee. By 'eck you get around!
46 Post contains images EWS : Old Man! Southern ******!!! No wonder your in that tiny island where no-one can get you!! Bah Humbug! Lew
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