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Signal failure!

As we get close to Stuttgart, the lounge is full of railway – I couldn’t be bothered to lug it all up to the loft just to bring it back down on Monday.  All is prepared….  we hope!  I’ve even … Continue reading

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Links for the middle of the week

I’ve got a set of photos to post from the excellent Farnham show, but that will have to wait till later in the week.  For now, here are some of the links that I’ve come across recently. If you are … Continue reading

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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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