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1  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Marlborough Branch? on: Yesterday at 01:58:39 pm
and of course it would be "Malmesbury Parkway".

Or "Dyson Parkway"...
2  Journey by Journey / Swindon to Gloucester / Cheltenham / Re: Another case of "good news, bad news". on: March 30, 2018, 01:02:06 pm
I think the word 'castrated' might be more appropriate for that example  Grin
3  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The West - but NOT the West's trains / Didcot-in-the-Shire on: March 19, 2018, 03:23:52 pm
I trust that nobody from this forum would be such a naughty little Hobbit as to do this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-43459598

 Grin
4  Sideshoots - associated subjects / News, Help and Assistance / Re: One account only, please - a gentle reminder on: March 19, 2018, 02:18:12 pm
I'm curious to know what prompted the reminder. Did someone called slightlysmallernosemac or Three Track, Now! try to open an account?
5  Journey by Journey / Swindon to Gloucester / Cheltenham / Re: What did the Swindon to Gloucester service look like in 1963? on: March 18, 2018, 04:17:34 pm
Remarkably few services at some of the Halts. Being just pre-Beeching would probably account for it though.
6  All across the Great Western territory / Broadcast media about railways, and other means of transport / Re: Yorkshire Steam Railway - all aboard on: March 17, 2018, 10:21:27 am
Some really good photography but - inevitably - a rather simplistic storyline to appeal to the greater audience: "Will Piglet get home in time for his tea?"

What I want to know is: can the boss really be as laid-back* as he is portrayed?

All-in-all, an enjoyable Friday-night programme that doesn't require too much brain-power after a hard week at work.


* I chose the term 'laid-back' deliberately to avoid any further nastygrams landing in Graham's inbox...
7  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Residents cut down trees at Montpelier on: March 14, 2018, 05:56:01 pm
And welcome please - the next arrivals at the Montpelier Tree Surgeons' Ball - Connie Fir and her husband, Douglas...
8  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where was Phil Yesterday? on: March 05, 2018, 09:06:11 am
As for the 'final move, I just happened to be returning from Camden Town to Angel and discovered that Camden Town is 'Exit Only' on Saturday afternoons in February and March.

You should have asked: I'm sure Samantha would have bent over backwards to help you find another entrance...
9  All across the Great Western territory / Smoke and Mirrors / Re: Snow in February 2018 affects services for up to 4 days on: March 01, 2018, 04:40:28 pm
The snow appeared to be coming down through the Brunel roof. It was very cold and the snow a fine dry powder.  I suspect it was blowing in through air vents in the roof.

That was happening yesterday too - heading home I was unexpectedly rewarded with a generous mouthful of powdery snow at the top of the stairs to P2.
10  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture Overseas / Re: Jumping fishplates! on: February 23, 2018, 01:39:00 pm
Zut alors! Une asiette de poisson.

(or is that only in the buffet?)
11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The West - but NOT the West's trains / Re: Last KFC shuts in Cornwall as chicken crisis worsens on: February 20, 2018, 03:24:44 pm
True. You really don't want to get on the wrong side of the Cornish Patsy Association.
12  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture Overseas / Re: Eurostar to Amsterdam on: February 20, 2018, 03:20:07 pm
Didn't I read somewhere that, on the return leg, you have to stop/change at Brussels Midi for immigration checks? That's a bit of a pain if it's true.
13  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: The End Of Diesel Traction In The UK? on: February 12, 2018, 02:06:09 pm
Ye gods. Who wrote that? Malcolm Tucker or Sir Humphrey?

Way too few expletives for Malcolm Tucker...  Grin
14  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Residents cut down trees at Montpelier on: January 31, 2018, 04:52:29 pm

Then there's his German cousin, the barber: Herr Cutting.


Not forgetting his unusually small Welsh nephew - Cutting Bach.
15  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Hydrogen Trains on: January 23, 2018, 08:42:15 am
Paul Baltrop reports...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-42782942/hydrogen-trains-could-bridge-gaps-in-electrification
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