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#1 DannyC

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:05 AM

A visit on the Inverness Sleeper before its retired and replaced with the new stock...

 

Again big thanks to those who helped & advise (especially for the upcoming trip to Florida)

 

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full diary below

https://notesfromthebarn.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/the-caledonian-express-to-inverness.html 


Edited by DannyC, 16 September 2017 - 04:05 AM.


#2 caravanman

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 05:27 AM

An enjoyable surprise to see and read about a trip rather closer to home than most on A.U. A very entertaining read, you guys do seem to pack a lot into your all your trips... a more energetic pair than myself, methinks!  I look forward to reading your other blog posts in due course.

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:33 AM

Outstanding report and pictures! Thanks for sharing!😎
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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

Lovely trip! Thank you so much for posting it :) .



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:48 PM

Enjoyed your report very much especially the details of Inverness and the Urquhart Castle. Brought back memories of a trip my wife and I took to Scotland more years ago than I care to admit.

In any event it was in May and the Highlands were almost deserted.

We arrived at the Urquhart Castle quite late in the afternoon and saw no one around. We went down in the keep to the lowest level and we're considering who may have been locked up in there in the past when we heard a noise that sounded like gates being closed and locked. We shouted up and surprised a guard who unlocked the gates after we scrambled up.

He apologized and said he didn't know anyone was still there. We had a good laugh together!

Again, thanks for your sharing and bring good memories back!


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:05 PM

Excellent story and pictures !!! 

I hate to nit pick but the train separates  northbound in "Edinburgh"  and joins up there southbound  , not Glasgow... :mellow:



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 09:56 AM

Excellent story and pictures !!! 

I hate to nit pick but the train separates  northbound in "Edinburgh"  and joins up there southbound  , not Glasgow... :mellow:

Thanks - I wasnt sure myself and then picked it up on website - will update






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