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New Trains From Old

In my view, when they write the history of railways in perhaps two or three hundred years time, when they talk about long-dead diesel trains, one iconic train will still hold the speed record for a diesel train and that will be praised as the ultimate diesel train. 1,570 more words

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More Trouble With AnsaldoBreda Trains

In anĀ article eighteen months ago entitled; A Train Builder With Form, I talked about the poor performance of Denmark’s IC4 Trains.

It would seem that according to this… 100 more words

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On The 10:45 From Paddington

I went to Cardiff taking the 10:45 out of Paddington. I chose this train as it features First Great Western’s Pullman Dining.

I had a simple brunch consisting of the most exquisite kedgeree, washed down with juice and a lot of genuine English tea. 360 more words

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What Will A Reopened March And Wisbech Railway Mean?

It was mentioned in the blog on Rail News, that a study will look at the reopening of the route from March through Wisbech.

The main reason is that it will allow freight trains between Felixstowe and the North to totally bypass the East Coast Main Line by using the… 325 more words

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Musings On Airliners And Engines

I flew to and from Iceland in an Icelandic Air Boeing 757. It’s funny, but I think that these are my only journeys in the type, as normally on short-haul flights around Europe it’s a… 314 more words

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Good News For Cornwall

Cornwall is not where you would go, if you want to drive there in an hour and it is unlikely you’ll ever be able to get an electric high speed train to the county. 346 more words

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A Trip Around Wiltshire

I went from Waterloo to Salisbury and then onto the to the TransWilts to Swindon before coming home on a High Speed Diesel Train.

The train rides were enjoyable, through the countryside bathed in sun. 478 more words

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