Category Archives: Prototype

Virgin on the unreadable?

An article in the papers today caught my eye: Virgin West Coast train firm stops selling Daily Mail Virgin Trains has announced that it has stopped selling the Daily Mail newspaper on its West Coast trains. A spokesperson for Virgin … Continue reading

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Canals, spies & politics – the Crossrails that weren’t built

A very interesting article from the Ianvisits blog.  Crossrail under London is nothing new….. 018 will be the year that Crossrail is completed, and the Elizabeth line is born, yet it could have looked ever so different had previous plans … Continue reading

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A few post Christmas links

A little light reading after that heavy Christmas luncheon.  (I think mine is just wearing off….) The BBC recently had two interesting articles on railway stations ‘worth lingering at’ – stations often with few trains, but lots of other interest. … Continue reading

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Christmas greetings

Well it’s almost here….  Weeks of manic consumerism culminate in a final spending frenzy.  “Pete 75C” commented on RMWeb…. I thought I’d pop into Tesco at 07:30 to avoid the rush and get a few last minute bits. Good GRIEF. … Continue reading

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Christmas public service anouncement…..

With a few days to go to the 25th, it’s time for a Christmas Health and Safety reminder.  You will be please to hear that the HSE has posted the ’12 Myths of Christmas’. HSE from media reports and correspondence … Continue reading

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Not just the railways….

As I write this, I’m waiting for delivery of a new laptop.  I think that I have worn the old one out, rambling on about things on this blog.  UPS kindly allowed me to track the progress of my computer … Continue reading

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The Carters fly east

Before Ian and Lily joined us in Stuttgart, they were in Hong Kong and Japan.  Here are a few of Ian’s holiday snaps…. This one is very familiar to me – a Hong Kong ‘tram jam’.  Still the best value … Continue reading

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