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    Looks like I may be the last one as usual, but welcome to the merry throng Millay. I've paid you one on at the PG bar!
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    Hi Millay good to see you over here and that's a cracking piece to start on.

    As Soupy says I am that anorak. I often use trains for crawls, as you say thank god for on board toilets. I don't think I can equal your Brum-Northampton - Bedford exploits but being near the East Coast Main Line does give access to a lot of places, although Edinburgh isn't really a day trip, mores the pity.

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    looks like I'm the last to welcome you Millay

    I never use trains as nearest station is about an hour away on the bus. However buses I often use, with the old codgers bus pass, unfortunately no toilets on buses thus limited areas before changing buses

    One I have in mind is a stopover in Brighton, there is a 700 service from Southsea to Brighton, takes 4 hours, hence the night stopover or else get off at the Pavilion, have a pint & catch next bus back with legs crossed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    looks like I'm the last to welcome you Millay
    None of you will be the last to welcome him. It's gonna be me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
    None of you will be the last to welcome him. It's gonna be me.
    Come on Dave, about time you welcomed 1 of our posters

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    Haha - I'm the last! Hang on, not something to be proud of...

    Hey Millay, I'm not a great train user but I hope to change that this year, starting with the winter beer fest next week.

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    Eddie , train travel does not appear to be of the day tripper variety in your area. Always wanted to try that mid Wales but how many of those halts have pubs ? I have to travel to Hereford, Worcester, or Leominster by country bus to reach a station . After wending our way through endless country lanes on uncomfortable buses designed for town use takes the enjoyment out of travel these days. Oh for National Express.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    Eddie , train travel does not appear to be of the day tripper variety in your area. Always wanted to try that mid Wales but how many of those halts have pubs ? I have to travel to Hereford, Worcester, or Leominster by country bus to reach a station . After wending our way through endless country lanes on uncomfortable buses designed for town use takes the enjoyment out of travel these days. Oh for National Express.
    Yeah me and Dave were trying to work out how to train it to Hay-on-Wye and gave up and decided that when we go it will have to be in a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopwas View Post

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    I'm not at all sure you can say that anymore, not now I'm here.
    As everyone else has said, Millay, nice to see you here...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Yeah me and Dave were trying to work out how to train it to Hay-on-Wye and gave up and decided that when we go it will have to be in a car.
    Went to Hay On Wye in 2005 and 2007. Mecca for bookworms just like me! Pity about pubs and it is rather average for pub crawls.
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