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Station trackwork laid

All the trackwork from the station throat to the platform and goods yard has been completed.  The underlay is 2mm thick Plastazote (a closed cell foam) glued to the baseboard with impact adhesive.  325 more words


Great Western and Phil Yates & The Affiliates at Manhattan Pizza August 15, 2015

I think I had a good time seeing music last Saturday, but it was a bit of a blur. I had worked nine days in a row and had a rare Saturday and Sunday off. 471 more words


Bronzes along the way

Updated to add that a week after I posted this, Sir Nicholas Winton died, aged 106.  I join many in thanking him for saving innocent children’s lives in the 1930s. 259 more words


Bin No 0, Best’s Great Western, Shiraz, 1990

Bin No 0, Best’s Great Western, Shiraz, 1990, Great Western, Red-wine from Australia

7 points

Best produces great wine! Pretty presumptuous! But the truth is different: Best is the surname of the founder – John Best – of the vineyard and Great Western is a part of Central Victoria’s Grampians. 676 more words


Great Western

The Great Western Railway was founded in the 1830s (corrected after the comment below!) to connect London and Bristol by rail.  The railway company appointed Isambard Kingdom Brunel to engineer the construction and he has gone down in history for this and other engineering feats in the early 19th century.   207 more words


Pangbourne station

The Great Western rail line has a set of 4 tracks: 1 set main out of London, 1 set main into London, 1 set relief out of London and 1 set relief into London.  270 more words