There's Only Olney! : Part One
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Rail Re-openings, Ridiculous or Realistic (3)
Until 1939, the line from Northampton to Bedford ran from the rather splendid St Johns Street Station. As well as the noble frontage, it had an overall roof and was nearer the town centre than the LNWR's Castle Station.
... and, even today, nowhere near any significant populations. Turvey station is on the eastern edge of the village and just off the A428.
In the latter years of the line, it was operated by one of they new-fangled diesel trains with a complex Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays intermingled timetable.
There were 8/9 round trips with no Sunday trains.
The E R T A want to see this line re-opened and integrate its services with the Oxford to Cambridge route which is currently in the process of re-opening from Oxford to Bedford.
Tomorrow, we will see how realistic it might be to see trains chuntering every two hours (possibly) between the two County towns.
Due to postal delays, the six picnic tables item is postponed again.
But instead ...
Doncaster Red, Sheffield Blue
Except When It's Green
A week or so ago fbb blogged that Buses magazine had reported a new GREEN livery for a veteran Barbie-livered decker in Sheffield.
The bus finally crept out of its little garage on Monday 21st and was duly photographed by Sheffield correspondent Roy yesterday.
It is branded "Peak Link" for service 272 to Castleton ...
Will Hulley's buses show the same livery? Will ALL the First buses on the 272 show the same livery?
Answers on a postcard, please, to the usual address.
Next Rail Re-opening blog : Thursday 24th June