Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

Commuter spots seven nuns at Seven Sisters

Something special from the Daily Telegraph…. A commuter was astonished when he saw seven nuns waiting for a train at Seven Sisters Tube station in London. The entertaining coincidence appeared not to have been noticed by the nuns as they sat and … Continue reading

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Crisis – what crisis?

The September 1982 copy of ‘Modern Railways’ has the cover sub-title of “British Rail in crisis.”  This seems to be mainly due to a prolonged strike by the ASLEF drivers.  It seems to have been due to a proposal to … Continue reading

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1971 – March – Personalities

Between the February and March editions of Railway Magazine, the price had changed from 4s (20p) to 20p (4s).  Yes, the UK had been decimalised. From “Some thoughts on the end of steam” by the prosaically named “62741”. Personalities of the … Continue reading

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Hindsight is perfect….

A few quotes from the February 1975 Modern Railways show that a lot can happen in 40 years, most of it beyond one’s wildest dreams.  From an article on the “London Rail Study”, a government appointed team looking at railways … Continue reading

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Good, bad or ugly?

A letter from the October 2011 British Railway Modelling…. No room for graffiti One of the many reasons I have for subscribing to BRM is that you not only inspire and inform but give food for thought in an adult, … Continue reading

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Living in the past

I came home from our last ESNG with a pile of old rail magazines, prototype and model.  Ian was offering them free to any takers, and what was left I offered to take home and have a browse then recycle … Continue reading

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside….

From last weeks news….  Firstly, an Atlantic storm passed through the UK, with some high winds around the south coast.  The rail line along the sea front at Dawlish was under attack from the sea once again, and these fine … Continue reading

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