© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011 This railtour - the "Tame and Thame" - is described in full in "Trips ‘n Tours". Here are the pictures that go with it - plus... One point of interest on this tour was a visit to the MOD depot at Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon. I'd been there before, on a foggy day in October 1972. when the Industrial Railway Society visited to see their beautifully-kept steam locomotives in action - so I've included photos of that trip too. The tour started from Birmingham New Street, and ran via Bescot, Walsall and the Sutton Park line, before heading straight down the former Midland line to Bromsgrove. It then traversed the Worcester - Oxford line, including the trip from Honeybourne  to Long Marston and back. Reversing at Oxford, we headed up the Bletchley line, reversing again at Claydon LNE Junction for the ride, via Quainton Road, to Aylesbury. After a break here, we set off via Princes Risborough for High Wycombe , and another reversal  to return to Princes Risborough for the line to Thame. On returning to Princes Risborough, a last reversal saw us heading back down the former main line to Birmingham - to end the tour in the new Snow Hill station. Link: Tame and Thame on “Trips ‘n Tours” AD92 "Waggoner" HE3792 of 1953, Long Marston, 7 Oct '72 AD98 "Royal Engineer" HE3798 of 1953, Long Marston, 7 Oct '72 AD98 "Royal Engineer" HE3798 of 1953, Long Marston, 7 Oct '72 Posing at Long Marston 114 DMU at Long Marston MOD rolling stock, Long Marston MOD and BR, Long Marston On arrival at Aylesbury Aylesbury DMUs, Aylesbury Aylesbury Aylesbury Aylesbury Aylesbury The branch line to Thame... At Thame station At Thame station At Thame station At Princes Risborough DMU leaves Princes Risborough... ...and takes the Aylesbury line