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 on: Yesterday at 10:44:29 pm 
Started by Chris from Nailsea - Last post by patch38
They have changed the photo! I think that's an A320 now. Getting closer...

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 on: Yesterday at 10:34:16 pm 
Started by Chris from Nailsea - Last post by Surrey 455
Seems the airline world isn't exempt:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/25/british-airways-flight-dusseldorf-lands-edinburgh--mistake

It states quite clearly in the copy that the aircraft  involved was a BAe 146. The photo shows a 747-400 as any fule kno.

Mind you, that's a pretty spectacular c*ck-up, going to Edinburgh rather than Dusseldorf...

Except that's not a 747 in the photo. 747s and A380s are probably the only aircraft types I can identify these days. Everything else just looks the same to me.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:23:22 pm 
Started by Bmblbzzz - Last post by eightonedee
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Annoying we had it all before, and annoying that instead of re-installing it we just wait around for technology to become better and cheaper. Modern Britain thinks it's a world leader, yet it's miles behind with infrastructure. We can't even provide decent transport in major towns and cities! The private car wins hands down. When we do try change something we have to have our own backward way of doing it.

RG - we are not alone! I've just spent an informative quarter of an hour on Wikipedia cruising lists of (almost all former) trolleybus systems throughout the world. Only North Korea, Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia seem to have all systems left operating, Ukraine has most still operating as does Russia. I guess all these are genuine full OHL systems, rather than battery/OHL ones.

For much of the rest of the world it is a case of closures over a prolonged period, with one or two recent schemes started. perhaps it's time for a trolleybus revival.   

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 on: Yesterday at 09:56:42 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by eightonedee
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I think the section may come and go (if there's nothing to report).

Yes - found it this morning on my mobile. It occurs to me that many (most?) punters/passengers might not realise that "Station Updates" would be the place to find this. I checked a few other TOC's websites and all seemed to be the same.

Time perhaps for someone to put some thought into website design and layout to make this easier to find?

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 on: Yesterday at 08:51:50 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by grahame
Wonderful data ... anyone care to suggest any numbers (in metres).

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 on: Yesterday at 08:43:24 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by Celestial
The price of £150 standard (third class shurely?) or £180 first class might put a few people off.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:39:03 pm 
Started by LawrenceHillbilly - Last post by IndustryInsider
With the trains - from no restrictions a couple of weeks back there are now several.  It makes little difference now, but come the accelerated schedules in December it will.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:33:27 pm 
Started by RailCornwall - Last post by grahame
Unless they get an extension past the end of the year Class 257 could be the shortest lived ever.

Yes ... even 3 months shorter that the atmospheric railway in South Devon.
https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/12/brunel-atmospheric-railway-history/

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 on: Yesterday at 08:28:34 pm 
Started by Bmblbzzz - Last post by Reading General
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWfWnoCncU0

Took a while to find again as the script is in Polish.
Watching these videos frustrates me that we don't have anything as basic and simple as this form of quiet and emission free transport in the U.K. Annoying we had it all before, and annoying that instead of re-installing it we just wait around for technology to become better and cheaper. Modern Britain thinks it's a world leader, yet it's miles behind with infrastructure. We can't even provide decent transport in major towns and cities! The private car wins hands down. When we do try change something we have to have our own backward way of doing it.

Interestingly when a Reading trolleybus visited the town last year and was parked up in Broad Street, many British people had no idea what it was, or just thought it was an old bus. Many Europeans who stopped though knew exactly what the poles on the roof were for and were surprised to know that the town had trolleybuses in the first place and wondered why on earth they were removed.
Still, enjoy the video. Might have to travel there and have a ride on them one day.

Cheers

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 on: Yesterday at 08:19:05 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by grahame
From the Ealing Times

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A VINTAGE steam train will run between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington as the London Transport Museum and TfL celebrate 150 years of the District Line.

Three return journeys will take place on both Saturday and Sunday June 22 and 23.

Tickets to travel aboard will go on sale on LT Museum’s website at 10am this Wednesday (27).

It will mark the final time steam trains travel into central London on the Underground due to signalling modernisation for the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines from 2021.

Article continues ... including how to book. I expect they will be very popular!

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