Happy New Year

Happy New Year from me, Andrea and Luna at Phoenix Hill Railways.
All the best to you and yours for a happy and prosperous 2022!

Due to the rise of the Omicron variant, December has been fairly quiet on the railway outings front, but that has given me a little bit more time to work on the model railways instead.

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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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