Monthly Archives: January 2015

The train that was late for a whole year

From the BBC News site this week, quoting the Metro: Metro, a free newspaper largely targeted at commuters, is never short of horror stories from those using Britain’s public transport network. But in the story of the 07:29 from Brighton … Continue reading

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ESNG PlayDay – 11 January 2015 #2

Here are four video clips from the PlayDay.  The first three show a few of the trains running this afternoon, including my Deltic Pullman rake. The last shows the start of Paul’s 102 wagon goods train.  It extends through three … Continue reading

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ESNG PlayDay – 11 January 2015 #1

The ESNG PlayDay went off very well.  With more time than usual to run trains, we put together a larger circuit than usual, 3 x 2 modules plus corners.  Derek brought along his ‘Eightfoot Station’ board.  This was originally going … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – The Railway Museum

Today we’ll have a stroll around the HK Railway Museum.  When HK does bother to preserve anything, they usually do it well.  The museum is a very pleasant place to visit for an hour or two, and is also a … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Riding East Rail

On New Year’s Day I worked in my hotel for the morning, but spent the afternoon exploring.  A five minute walk from the hotel took me to Ngau Tau Kok MTR line.  An investment of HK$55 (about £4.50) gave me a … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Dr Beeching in reverse

Hong Kong just can’t get enough railways….  Here’s a brief potted history so far. The beginning of the present day railway network in Hong Kong goes back over one hundred years. The idea of connecting Hong Kong and China with … Continue reading

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Hong Kong – Tram Jam

Today’s title is blatently stolen from an excellent 1984 collection of photographs of trams in HK.  It tended towards the artistic, rather than the boring railway enthusiast album, but was none the worse for that.  (And it is still available second-hand from Amazon … Continue reading

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