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AERPS Coach Excursions

2016 North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Whitby

Illustrated Report of the 2016 Excursion

On Saturday 4 June the Society ran an excursion to the highly scenic North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the interesting town of Whitby. The plan was to connect with the 12:00 steam train from Pickering to Whitby. Participants could either travel all the way to Whitby; or break their journey at either Goathland or Grosmont and then join a later train to Whitby. Those who went straight to Whitby had nearly three hours in the town before the train returned at 16:40 from Whitby. Alternatively they could go straight back from Whitby at 14:00 and then break their return journey at Grosmont and/or Goathland.

The 16:40 from Whitby and intermediate stations to Pickering, arriving 18:20; was the last train to connect with the coach scheduled departure from Pickering at 18:45.

More details about the railway and things to see in the area can be found at North Yorkshire Moors Railway web site.

2015 Llangollen Railway, including the Corwen extension
& the town of Llangollen and its canal

Illustrated Report of the 2015 Excursion

On Saturday 13 June the Society ran an excursion to the highly scenic Llangollen Railway and the picturesque town of Llangollen. Participants received a Day Rover ticket allowing them unlimited travel on the railway that day; they caught the 10:40 steam train from Llangollen to Corwen East.

There were two trains operating that day, the other being a heritage diesel multiple-unit train, which offered very good views of the passing scene.

More details about the railway can be found at Llangollen Railway web site.

Horse-drawn narrow boats operate 45-minute trips along the scenic Llangollen Canal from Llangollen Wharf, which is a short distance from the railway station (above and to the left as you alight from the train). More details can be found at Llangollen Wharf, Horse Drawn Canal Boats web site.

2013 Blackpool Tramway, Knott End Ferry, Windermere cruise, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Illustrated Report of the 2013 Excursion

AERPS and the Manchester Locomotive Society ran a joint summer coach trip to Blackpool on 14 July, from where we travelled by service tram to Fleetwood. Time was available for lunch before taking the Knott End Ferry across the Wyre. We re-joined our coach travelling to Ambleside and enjoyed a cruise along the full length of Lake Windermere to Lakeside where we took the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. Following a 30-minute break at Haverthwaite we returned home by coach. So the trip included travel by coach, tram, river ferry, lake cruiser and a train, covering many of the transport modes available.

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