Yorkshire Trip Report

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.

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A Bridge Too Far?

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.

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Welcome

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