We thought September was busy, but October and early November have been absolutely manic, with the Rail Golden Ticket working its socks off taking us to railway events around the country!
There has also been a spate of exciting model arrivals, along with more due very soon!
Continue reading “Autumn Madness”
Well it’s been a busy few weeks since the last update, with a lot of full-size railway fun, plus some new arrivals on the model front.
Continue reading “September Shenanigans”
14-20 August 2021
Due to Covid, Andrea and I hadn’t had a proper holiday since we went to Wales in September 2019, and were feeling rather desperate to get away.
Even before winning the ‘Golden Ticket’ (giving me a year’s free rail travel), we already had four ‘any CrossCountry journey’ complimentary tickets which we’d been given in compensation for a 3.5 hour delay back in December 2019. Looking at places that we could get to easily using CrossCountry and with lots of interesting rail-themed attractions, the North East seemed an obvious choice.
As soon as we’d received both our vaccinations and Covid restrictions had eased enough to ensure we’d be able to properly enjoy ourselves, we booked up a week in Yorkshire, primarily building our itinerary around a couple of main line steam tours starting in the area.
Continue reading “Yorkshire Trip Report”
It’s been an eventful few weeks at Phoenix Hill Railways, with a number of new arrivals in both large and small scales, plus a bit of very exciting news…
Continue reading “Getting into a spin”
Lately work on the various railways has been rather slow…
We’ve been busy with various non-railway jobs (including replacing a fence in the garden), but also with the lockdown restrictions easing, we’ve been able to go out visiting places and seeing people again.
This has included two railway trips, to Didcot Railway Centre over the May Bank Holiday, and a lovely ‘afternoon tea’ trip on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway.
Continue reading “A Bridge Too Far?”
Welcome to the newly launched Phoenix Hill Railways website.
This site replaces the old Little Red Train site (which was starting to show its age) and will be expanded to include our railway projects of all shapes, sizes and gauges, from 7¼ inches all the way down to 9mm.
We hope you enjoy the site.
Dan & Andrea