Posts Tagged ‘Coast’

A “blue-un” goes to the seaside. 4492, aka Bittern, on the Dorset Coast Express

Scenes from the footplate as A4 Pacific, 4492 Dominion of New Zealand, (aka Bittern), hauls the Railway Touring Company’s Dorset Coast Express from London Victoria to Weymouth on 16 August 2011. Fireman Chris Yates is on the shovel with drivers Bill Warriner and Dave Hewson. Roland Kennington and his team from Southall are the support crew.

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6024 King Edward 1 on ‘THE PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS’ 1st May 2011.

On a very blustery day, I went out to film The Pembroke Coast Express running as 1Z24 08.14 from Bristol Temple Meads to Pembroke Dock via Carmarthen. The train was diesel hauled by 66192 from Bristol to Margam,where the King took over for the first part of the run to Carmarthen via The Swansea avoiding line. The Class 66 preceded it to Carmarthen, where it was re-attached for the journey to Pembroke Dock, with the King trailing. The service returned fro Pembroke Dock at 14.15 with the 66 at the rear. It didn’t stop at Carmarthen but called at Llangennech for water. It then proceeded to Margam where the 66 was detached allowing the King and it’s 11 coach train to work the last leg of the journey to Bristol Temple Meads. The 66 followed closely behind light engine.This video was shot at various locations across South Wales during the day, titled as necessary throughout , and my apologies for slight wind noise which was unavoidable.

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‘Prembroke Coast Express’ with 6024 ‘King Edward I’ – Sunday 01/05/11

A rare trip down to Tenby hauled by a steam locomotive was used to promote this railtour, only possible on a Sunday due to pathing issues on the branch down to the seaside town in West Wales. Given the honour to haul this, the ‘Pembroke Coast Express’, was GWR 4-6-0 ‘King’ Class number 6024 ‘King Edward I’ on a rake of mixed steam era liveried Mark 1 coaches, seen here on the return to Bristol Temple Meads from a bridge in Marshfield on the approach to Newport. With thanks to GJDobbzy.

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Live Steam East Coast Large Scale Train S.

Video I shot of the live steam track the East Coast Large Scale Train Show.

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Sunrise Coast of Thailand

The Sunrise Coast along the Gulf of Thailand has some of the very best beach weather in all Thailand. Most of the year the area enjoys long hours of sunshine. Although like elsewhere in Thailand it is hot all years round, the coast benefits from cooling sea breezes which make it feel less humid.

Just a few hours by taxi or limousine service or train from Bangkok.

This coast attracts visitors from all over the world. It does not receive the same amount of publicity as some of the more famous Thai beaches and islands, but is a firm favorite destination for those seeking what many term the real Thailand together with beaches, islands and a relaxed and calm lifestyle.

The most famous towns and resort areas of the Sunrise Coast are Hua Hin and Cha Am. These resort towns offer hotels and beach resorts, vacation holiday apartments, family friendly beach hotels, beach villas, suites and botuque spa resorts.

Hua Hin is the busiest resort and offers dining at the beach or over the water at the famous fishing pier Waterfront. The town center is busy with night makets, small shops and even large malls. The town retains a very Thai atmosphere and is one of the top domestic tourism destinations in Thailand for local residents. Hua hin also offersa a chance to discover the history of Thailand. The historical Railway station with old steam locomotive, historic buildings and many excellent temples to visit.

Top hotels and resorts in the Cha Am and Hua Hin area include: Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton, Intercontinental ( due to open Q4 2009 ) ,  Marriott Resort, Chiva Som Health Resort & Spa, Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Sofitel Centara, Evason Six Senses Hideaway and Resort and many others.

Just north of Hua Hin and Cha Am is Phetchaburi, famous for the Old hilltop palace and many famous temples. Inland is the Kaen Krachan National Park, jungle, off road adventure trips.

South of Hua Hin is the famous coastal National Park, Sam Roi Yot. Deserted beaches, caves, river and wetlands, famous for birdwatching.

South along the coast the visitor can stop in the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan and enjoy the amazing coastal iews and temples. South again to the beaches of Baan Krut and ang Saphan from where a short boat ride takes you to the beautiful island of Koh Talu to enjoy beach, sea kayaking and snorkeling.

Chumphon is the nect main town south from where fast boats will take you to the famous scuba and snorkeling island of Koh Tao. Diving resorts and now even luxury accommodations are available. A short boat trip to Koh Phangan or Koh Samui.

The main highway and rail line makes beach hopping fdown the Sunrise Coast easy. Local cars ( taxis ) are available plus also air conditioned express buses.

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