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« Reply #705 on: September 01, 2023, 15:11:03 »

Just had a look at Zwickau - looks big enough (what led you to it?) but I can't work out all the ironmongery in the background. Is it OHLE, or a gasworks?

The infrastructure labels you can read have IDs starting "DZW", and that's the DS100 (DB» (Deutsche Bahn - German State Railway - about) station/location) code for Zwickau. Mind you, I have no idea whether these codes are used that way.
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« Reply #706 on: November 03, 2023, 17:21:24 »

According to the Daily Mirror South West Railway have taken over the St Ives branch.

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The St Ives to St Erth South West Trains route is one of the most beautiful in the country, trundling past a number of sandy beaches and rideable for the low price of just £3

https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/uk-ireland/uks-most-scenic-train-journey-31354898

And the photo seems to claim Long Rock Depot is on the Branch.



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« Reply #707 on: November 16, 2023, 13:15:41 »

Not coping the image as it has a Getty copyright - but is it my imagination or have the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) chosen to use an image that isn't from the National Rail network when write about national rail driver strikes?  I can't place the location ...
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« Reply #708 on: November 16, 2023, 15:27:20 »

I did a Google reverse image search (just checking this isn't a traditional quiz!), it appears to be Aspernstraße, Austria.
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« Reply #709 on: November 16, 2023, 16:59:58 »

I did a Google reverse image search (just checking this isn't a traditional quiz!), it appears to be Aspernstraße, Austria.

I found it (from its reference number) on iStock, not branded as Getty Images. So I think it should have been credited by the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) as iStock/bojanstory or just bojanstory.
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« Reply #710 on: November 16, 2023, 19:56:17 »

The BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) have replaced that picture with another iStock one called "Young handsome businessman with smart phone in subway". I'm not sure it is a subway, but is out of focus and hard to tell. The set of images (Credit: Halfpoint) including the same YHBWS includes one with an HST (High Speed Train) with a dynamic lines livery, so they are not new but at least the geography is better.
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« Reply #711 on: November 21, 2023, 23:38:34 »

GWR (Great Western Railway) news item about upcoming Old Oak Common work uses a somewhat familiar image of the Glasgow station approaches, described as “Signalls Pad”.  I wonder what the letter G stands for…  Huh

https://news.gwr.com/news/plan-ahead-warns-gwr-as-engineering-work-will-affect-christmas-trains-preparatory-works-to-start-this-weekend

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« Reply #712 on: November 26, 2023, 19:52:59 »

GWR (Great Western Railway) news item about upcoming Old Oak Common work uses a somewhat familiar image of the Glasgow station approaches, described as “Signalls Pad”.  I wonder what the letter G stands for…  Huh

https://news.gwr.com/news/plan-ahead-warns-gwr-as-engineering-work-will-affect-christmas-trains-preparatory-works-to-start-this-weekend

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It would seem to be "not an accident", given the offered option of a download of Signalls Pad.
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« Reply #713 on: November 30, 2023, 11:34:12 »

As usual for this publication, another random picture used
https://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/23956929.orr-investigates-poor-wales-west-train-performance/
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« Reply #714 on: December 03, 2023, 10:30:23 »

Last Thursday was a good (or bad depending on whether you enjoy it) day for this thread. Reach (formerly Trinity, and before that Mirror Group) closed 13 local news websites, including Berkshire Live and those for Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

The website for the Reading Chronicle (another Reach product that has been a good source of material) remains.
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« Reply #715 on: December 03, 2023, 12:48:56 »

I visit(ed) the site most days -including this morning - and wondered why the news didn't look fresh!
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« Reply #716 on: December 04, 2023, 00:41:44 »

I visit(ed) the site most days -including this morning - and wondered why the news didn't look fresh!

The various MyLondon pages for the towns in the London Borough of Hillingdon don't get updated very often and many stories are for completely different non-local towns.

The same is true of the SurreyLive pages. Plus many of the new stories there are along the lines of "I visited XXX restauarant / bar / village and you won't believe..."
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« Reply #717 on: December 04, 2023, 07:44:51 »

Or "I visited the new pizza restaurant in the main street and it was seriously good." The intrepid newshounds working on the Berkshire version had curious ideas (that is, lack of knowledge) about local geography, describing the M4 as being in Newbury and giving as "the most expensive streets in Reading" those in outlying villages. Once an incident on the M4 was describe as being "near Chieveley,Newbury, Reading". Theale's new fire station was also placed in Reading.
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« Reply #718 on: December 08, 2023, 11:52:23 »

I'm delighted to see that electric trains are finally running between Oxford and London, according to this picture in the Oxford Mail. Slightly surprised that they're Merseyrail third-rail units, but maybe this is a way of saving money on the electrification?



https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/23976658.gwr-rail-updates-services-oxford-london/
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« Reply #719 on: December 21, 2023, 13:49:10 »

Bit of a classic in today's West Briton (the local paper for Truro, Falmouth, Redruth etc)
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