North of the bordr from the Tweed to Thurso

Ray Schofield

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4th October 2021
Trains | Steam Engines | Scotland

A journey on some of the most scenic rails north of the Border commencing with the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick on Tweed via Edinburgh, the Forth Bridge, Glasgow, the West Highland Line to Mallaig, via Skye to Kyle of Localsh, Inverness and to finish in sight of Hoy at Thurso. All with steam and taken on my c.25 visits over the border from 1963 to now. The first of a trilogy of Scottish talks

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About Ray Schofield

Retired Chartered Engineer who currently undertakes some tour management for UK worldwide rail travel company. Widely travelled, much of which is independent, around the 5 continents of the world plus Aus and NZ. Visited parts that most others haven’t e.g., North Korea, Pakistan, Eritrea, Paraguay, Syria ....... Talks are generally associated with trains (mostly nostalgic steam) the railways themselves and associated historical aspects. Talks tailored to audience, whether knowledgeable on subject or not and using primarily own photo material and research from own comprehensive specialised library. A talk could be the development of railways in your own area, or another area c/w with anecdotes. It could be a certain part of the world e.g. Indian sub-continent, or All quiet on the Western Front, a short talk on the trench railways used by the 4 main protagonists in this war theatre.

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