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Our last look at the 1971 Railway Magazine. From the always reliable letters page, an outbreak of outrage, but from Dawlish, not Tunbridge Wells…. Ridiculous SIR – The photograph facing page 577 of the November issue of The Railway Magazine … Continue reading
Also in the September 1971 edition of the Railway Magazine, was a description of a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway. It’s written rather in the “British Empire” style – intrepid explorer with Union Jack and pith helmet reaches the interior … Continue reading
A mixture of items from the August 1971 Railway Magazine, starting with a little deja vu. You could write a similar headline in 2016…. Across America with AMTRAK Uncertain future of United States passenger trains rests with new national corporation. … Continue reading
The letters page of the July 1971 Railway Magazine produced some interesting snippets, but most fascinating was the style. Letter writing was still an art – no email, Fa(r)cebook or Twitter. This month’s letters had an exchange of views on whether the exhaust … Continue reading
The April 1971 edition of Railway Magazine contained an article informing us that there were still seven classes of steam locomotive operating in Malaysia. They had certainly all gone by 1985 when Maxine and I took a train from Kuala … Continue reading
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