Journeys where you've gone all the way

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Lord Camomile, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    Me too! And the Woolwich Ferry, the Torpoint ferry - a few assorted ferries tbh, along east coast, in Scotland and in the westcountry, I'm a ferry aficionado :-p
     
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  2. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    oh - London (Kings Cross?) to Kyle of Localsh about 25 years ago.
    and Paris Nord to Palermo - which was a 24 hour train ride from Rome to Palermo, overnight, standing, though I did lay on floor and sleep for a bit. In the corridor.

    I had stamina in those days.
     
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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Yeh done them too
     
  4. Cosmic

    Cosmic Banned Banned

    Plymouth to Santander.

    Does Folkestone to Calais on 'Le Shuttle' count?
     
  5. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    oh ffs :(
     
  6. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    St Pancras to Avignon
     
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  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Presumably not along the tracks?? :confused:
     
  8. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    yep. I worked as a signal engineer and occasionally had to inspect the quality of installations and that.

    I've also done the whole of the Central Line, but not all in one go, unfortunately.
     
  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Noice! :cool:
     
  10. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    When I was a kid (actually, I was 9 :eek:), I used to get a Red Bus Rover and gallivant around London for the day. The journey almost always began with the 72 from its starting point at Tolworth Broadway, and I'd usually get off at Hammersmith, which wasn't the end of the route. But I did once take it to East Acton (Ducane Road), although having got there I wasn't impressed and got the same bus back to Hammersmith.

    Alternatively, the 281 also started at Tolworth, so that was often the first leg of the journey, to Hounslow Bus Station. Living on the edge of London, my options in the other direction weren't great, as the RBR wasn't valid outside London :(, which meant that all those interesting RF routes from Kingston were barred to me.

    For a while, though, there was a Green Bus Rover, and I can recall getting the 406 from Kingston through to Reigate (back when it ran that far), and likewise the 418 (which went from the end of my road, so required a dogleg into Kingston to do the whole route) all the way to Bookham. The problem with a lot of the country routes was that they tended to end in bus deserts where the only option was to stand around for 20 minutes and then endure the slightly quizzical look from the driver or conductor when I got back on.

    I'd probably have been hanging around these buses around 5 years after this photo was taken - either on my way to/from school, or embarking on some bus odyssey...
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  11. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    :D
     
  12. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I've even been to Pembroke Dock on a summer Saturday! No excuse :(
     
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  13. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    I LIVE near Pembroke Dock, and I've never been on it. I think 2017 will have to be the year this is rectified. I've taken the through Carmarthen HST a few times from London, though - that's quite nice, pottering round the edge of the Gwendraeth Estuary in something that isn't a rattletrap 1-carriage Sprinter.
     
  14. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    And I bet everything was still shut...but worse now: it's Tumbleweed Central these days, not helped by the fact that Pembroke Dock station sits sandwiched between a council estate and the edge of town, and nowhere near anything (for the pathetic value of "anything" which prevails in The Dock)
     
  15. Cosmic

    Cosmic Banned Banned

    OMG I remember the Red Bus Rovers...back in the days before Red Kens "fares fair" and Travelcards.

    I used to get the occasional RBR and just get on random buses, but the only "all the way" journey I remember doing at the time was probably the 220 from Tooting Broadway to Willesden Junction and back again...popping to see my Aunt who lived in Spezia Road Harlesden at the time.
     
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  16. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Beats me. First thing I'd ever do was get in a taxi out of town :D
     
  17. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    25p. Which was, presumably, in 1973. I remember hearing about them and getting on a bus expecting to be able to just buy one from the conductor, who explained that I had to go to the bus garage to get one. And then let me travel free to get to the garage...
     
  18. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    Wise. Pembrokeshire has far more to offer than the Dock :D
     
  19. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    I've been all the way on the Waterloo & City Line :hmm:
     
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  20. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I've walked the Thames tunnel, rotherhide to Wapping.
    Done a bit of the Eurostar too. Did half way through the tower subway. Can't go any further because of all the cables it takes these days.
    Tower Subway - Wikipedia
    So weird. Just a hole in the ground you wouldn't notice. I feel quite privalaged to have done that one.
     
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  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Haven't we all, dear ;)

    (I got stupidly excited about having a genuine need to use it :oops: :D)
     
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  22. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    i moved to London in 1985
    I started work for the London Underground in 1988
    I first used the W&C in 2016 :facepalm:
     
  23. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Actually, I think I took photos :facepalm: :D
     
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  24. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Ha, I think I even beat you!

    I have lived here a year longer, mind, so had more time to build up to it. Was certainly only within the last couple of years though.
     
  25. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    in fact I walked along there and helped commission some signals equipment about a decade before i ever used it :p

    iirc they put in an extra track circuit and all the signalling had to be redesigned.
     
  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Well then you've no excuse! :p
     
  27. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    If we are to include ferries:
    Harwich to the Hook
    Hull to Rotterdam
    Hull Zeebrugge
    Hull New Holland
    Dover Boulogne
    Dover Calais
    Dover Dunkirk
    Newhaven Dieppe
    Portsmouth Caen
    Portsmouth Isle of Wight
    Portsmouth Santander
    Portsmouth Bilbao
    Porstmouth St Malo

    and return.

    Some others, but they were very small ferries and I don't remember them particularly.
     
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  28. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Only public transport!

    And we're in the damned London forum! :mad: :p
     
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  29. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    There's no direct train from london to kyle and I'm reasonably sure there wasn't 25 years ago either.
     
  30. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    oh yeah - forgot i changed at Inverness - and possibly somewhere else... damn memory! Um, well, I went all the way to Kyle from Inverness.
     

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