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Author Topic: Annoying / amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press articles  (Read 126837 times)
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« Reply #495 on: July 07, 2017, 06:42:57 PM »

The other photo on that story isn't a lot better in terms of showing today's railway.   Must be all of 15 years old - "fag packet" GWR HST, the TPO and a Virgin HST!   

Think that photo should win some sort of award for inaccuracy in terms of the story it is supposed to illustrate.
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« Reply #496 on: July 07, 2017, 10:52:42 PM »

That photo of the A4 reminded me to ask when the digital clock on the bridge in the background is going to be repaired. It's been stuck on one minute to seven for a long time.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #497 on: July 07, 2017, 10:56:19 PM »

That photo of the A4 reminded me to ask when the digital clock on the bridge in the background is going to be repaired. It's been stuck on one minute to seven for a long time.  Roll Eyes

It's right once daily
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« Reply #498 on: July 08, 2017, 08:19:35 AM »

It's right once daily

Statistically, much more accurate than a clock that is 2 minutes slow.
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« Reply #499 on: July 11, 2017, 05:54:48 PM »

I think it's disgusting that the media can't even get right there's a portacabin in use at St.Erth at the moment!!!  😉😉😉
https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2327846/update-rail-services-at-standstill-on-cornwall-line/
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« Reply #500 on: July 17, 2017, 04:40:59 AM »

From The Telegraph - a 2013 article republished on 10th July 2017

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How Beeching is being reversed

Fifty years ago, Dr Beeching wielded his axe, believing the railways faced an inexorable decline. Now the industry is on the cusp of the biggest expansion since the Victorian era.



"Passenger miles" - the total number of miles travelled by all passengers - grew by 91pc between 1996 and 2012. But the rail fleet increased by only 12pc over the same period.


I can't help wondering if the figures being quoted in the article related purely to the National Rail network and scheduled passenger trains operating thereon - or whether there has been a significant increase in steam train travel on heritage lines which has helped the railway figures grow so spectacularly.
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« Reply #501 on: July 17, 2017, 07:40:05 AM »

I can't help wondering if the figures being quoted in the article related purely to the National Rail network and scheduled passenger trains operating thereon - or whether there has been a significant increase in steam train travel on heritage lines which has helped the railway figures grow so spectacularly.

Hasn't Corfe Castle now been connected to the national network?  Grin  Cheesy
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