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Ron flies east #2

More from our European rambler, who has reached Germany.  Day 2…. Rail trip to Cochem. Photos show inside and outside of station plus train at platform and Cochem’s road train After time looking round town we were taken to a … Continue reading

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Ron flies east

Ron’s off on his travels to Europe again…. Got on Eurostar at St Pancras only to be told that we were being held as there was a problem in the Chunnel. We finally got away 10 late. On arrival in … Continue reading

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China announces plans for ‘flying train’ that can travel up to 2,500mph

From the Independent….. China announces plans for ‘flying train’ that can travel up to 2,500mph The state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has claimed it plans to develop the next generation of trains, which can travel at speeds … Continue reading

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Old Oak Common 111 #2

There were more steam locomotives on display than I expected, and that were in the original published list.  BR ‘Britannia’ Pacific’s are a personal favourite.  When I was returning to primary school after lunch, I often used to see the … Continue reading

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Old Oak Common 111 #1

Last Saturday, I visited ‘Old Oak Common 111’ that celebrated 111 years of the west London depot – once home to GWR steam locomotives – ahead of the demolition of part of the existing facility. It marked the introduction of … Continue reading

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All good holidays come to an end!

Final pictures from Ron and Allan, though some more may follow when I catch up with them…. Day 11 Vitzna to Filisur; I’ve Been collecting advertising photos of the Rhb class GE4/4.  And Day 12 visit to St. Gallen. Friday: Views … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back in the Alps

Monday: As it was hot we went up Pilatus as it is now included on Swiss Travel Pass. Sat in open air restaurant at the top for a meal in a cooling breeze. Allan went up by train and down … Continue reading

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