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"Can you write about some good rail trips" asked Jim on the forum I administer ... and my mind went back to Percy Danks and his Merrymaker day excursions. And when I write, I go on rather. Have a look at the topic here

I didn't make real mention of the Scottish trips he ran too - overnight both ways, sleepers if we were very lucky but usually sleeping in the coach for a full day at Oban (with a trip on the KGV to Fingle's Cave and Iona) or to Mallaig for a boat up the sound of Sleat to Kyle of Lochalsh, the Kyleakin Ferry, and a coach tour of Skye. Fond, fond memories.
(written 2008-03-10, updated 2008-03-11)

 
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