And it doesn't come up on Traveline, which is why fbb missed it. And there's still a gap between Hackleton and Stoke Goldington. Perhaps if MK and Northampton worked together (sounds of councillors gibbering in incoherent fear) we could still have those through journeys? Gloucester Old Spots in full flight again?
and a couple of extra notes on Blupdates Issue 4 (read again):-
The cube at Milton Keynes was formerly a fast food outlet and is "officially" known as the MKube!
Happy Birthday IoW Steam Railway; should have been January, but better late than never.
Vectrail never materialised as a viable option; so it was that on Sunday 24th January 1971 the first "preserved" train pulled into the minimalist station at Havenstreet. [Historically, Island Railway companies were always short of money and worked on a "make do and mend" basis.] Thus the Isle of Wight Steam Railway was born and the infant project began staking a claim at the hitherto very basic Haven Street Station (always TWO words for the station name, by the way!) Crowds of enthusiasts and supporters rejoiced as the little train chuffed in.
Next blog : due Monday May 16th