General Blog

It’s a conspiracy because I’m sick

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Remember me talking about freezing on corners in recent blog posts and on the vlogs on the YouTube channel? Well, they’ve caught up with me and I’ve come down with the lurgy. I shall spare you all the graphic details and I certainly won’t subject you to any photos of me looking like death warmed […]


Bus Spotting Visit to Manchester

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We normally try to visit Manchester for a bit of spotting at least once a year, but this time instead of going on our own it was a trip with the Northern Group Enthusiasts Club to the Manchester Museum of Transport December Open Day. Ian has been a member of the club for years and […]

In Service Buses

Visiting York and Never Trust the Weather App

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Bus and Train Spotting Vlog at York

Do you plan your trips in part based on the weather forecast?  We do and in general, we trust the BBC Weather app on our phones.  It’s normally fairly accurate and can be the deciding factor between going out, staying home and even which destination.  Recently it outright lied to us. (We also discovered it […]


Trainspotting at Newcastle Central Station and Buses at Gateshead Metrocentre

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Newcastle Trains January 2018

Last weekend we headed to Newcastle upon Tyne and, since I’ve filmed the buses fairly recently, I decided to head to Newcastle Central Railway Station instead for a spot of trainspotting. Due to engineering works on the lines outside the station to the west, towards the Gateshead Metrocentre, all trains were entering and leave via […]


New locations and some trains – Doncaster and Leeds

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Doncaster Trains Jan 18

It’s always exciting and fun to visit new locations to see what buses we can find to photograph and film, but on a recent trip to Doncaster, I added trains into the mix before a surprise visit to Leeds. January can be such a difficult time camera-wise with dark, damp, dreary and unpredictable weather conditions […]

Bus Ride Videos

Creating Our First ‘Bus Ride’ or ‘Ride On’ Video for the YouTube Channel

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Our first 'Bus Ride' or 'Ride On' Video filmed at Kirkby Stephen - Brough Commercial Vehicle Rally.

Some people love ‘Ride On’  or ‘Bus Ride’ videos and make lots of them.  We’ve always concentrated on shots of the outside of vehicles until now that is.  Easter weekend saw the Kirkby Stephen – Brough Commercial Vehicle Rally with lots of classic buses operating an event service between the two sites.  Time for some ride […]