On Sunday I am taking one of the great train rides in the UK. I will be travelling from my home in Southampton and going all the way up to Aberdeen. The journey will begin at 7:11 when my first train will leave it’s station in Eastleigh, bound for Waterloo. It will then be a short London underground trip to Kings Cross. I will then catch the 10am train to Aberdeen.

It was started in the 1840’s and runs for over 393 miles to Edinburgh and then beyond. It crosses the famous forth and Tay Bridges and through some spectacular scenery. It was also the line that brought us the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard trains. Both trains were built at the Doncaster Train Works and are now both retired to the National Railway Museum in York. Roll on Sunday!!!