Both banks of the Clyde

Just back (figuratively speaking) from a “grand day out” – a day trip to Glasgow on “The Lakeland Scotsman”, an excursion organised by Compass Tours. Starting from Codsall (!), it ran via Telford and Shrewsbury, then Crewe and the west coast main line, and would give us, all being well, around 4¾ hours in the city…

…or alternatively…

Clutching a day rover ticket, we caught the next train to Gourock, where we could hop onto the ferry for a trip across the mouth of the Clyde to isolated Kilcreggan. Staying on the boat, we would then cross the mouth of Gare Loch to Helensburgh – for haggis and chips and the return trip to Glasgow along the northern bank – with time to browse the bookshops for something to read on the long journey home (mostly in the dark).

A “Rail Diaries” page will appear in due course.

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