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« Reply #585 on: June 16, 2020, 12:54:43 pm »

Looks like Councillor Worrall has been inspired by his namesake Sir Richard Branson in the photo opportunity stakes...l
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« Reply #586 on: June 16, 2020, 05:03:22 pm »


I had no idea that Dtrain had been upgraded so massively.  Could Vivarail have a future in upgrading Vauxhall Astras for F1 teams?

Currently working on the Leyland Brexit GTf, I believe.
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« Reply #587 on: October 16, 2020, 04:45:49 am »

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ESSENTIAL works to the level crossing in Llandrindod Wells will take place from 7am on Saturday, October 17, to 8pm on Sunday, October 18.

As part of Network Rail?s plans to maintain a safe and reliable railway, the works will result in the level crossing on the junction of the A4081 and the A483 being closed to vehicles for the duration they are on site. A diversion route will be fully signposted throughout the road closure.

To be fair ... the picture is labelled "Engineers undertake work to the track at Colchester. Picture: Network Rail" but one has to wonder if they could have found something closer to the story?
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« Reply #588 on: November 28, 2020, 08:33:05 pm »

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So - which is the station who's name should be changed?  Are there others that should be changed in our area?
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« Reply #589 on: November 29, 2020, 09:29:16 am »

No. This gets more ridiculous by the day.
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« Reply #590 on: November 29, 2020, 09:38:40 am »

While they are at it Exeter St Davids should be renamed because that is obviously going to offend those not from the Principality. Indeed my home city might even be guilty of cultural appropriation!?  Grin
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« Reply #591 on: November 29, 2020, 09:54:21 am »

While they are at it Exeter St Davids should be renamed because that is obviously going to offend those not from the Principality. Indeed my home city might even be guilty of cultural appropriation!?  Grin

..................and as for Waterloo............. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #592 on: November 29, 2020, 03:42:15 pm »

After 31st December will be able to have a Waterloo bank holiday?
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« Reply #593 on: November 29, 2020, 03:55:00 pm »


..................and as for Waterloo............. Roll Eyes

That didn't seem to bother Churchill when he was planning his funeral train !
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« Reply #594 on: November 29, 2020, 03:59:25 pm »

After 31st December will be able to have a Waterloo bank holiday?

We could but that is June and we already have two at Easter and two in May.   Over the years there has been a suggestion of one in October for Trafalgar Day.

Mind you tomorrow (30th November) it is a bank holiday in Scotland for St Andrews Day.
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« Reply #595 on: November 29, 2020, 04:04:51 pm »

.... a Waterloo Bank holiday ...

With free travel on the underground from SWR's London terminal into The City ??
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« Reply #596 on: November 30, 2020, 12:03:31 pm »


..................and as for Waterloo............. Roll Eyes

That didn't seem to bother Churchill when he was planning his funeral train !

That has spawned a magnificent new subject that has been spun off onto its own thread at http://www.passenger.chat/24299 .
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« Reply #597 on: December 01, 2020, 10:34:49 am »

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/rail-improvement-works-to-take-place-in-west-cornwall

Lazy journalism? I would bet at least half-a-crate-of-ale that the 'stock' image is Exmouth Junction. Has Covid-19 resulted in the prohibition of photography in West Cornwall?  Smiley
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« Reply #598 on: December 01, 2020, 01:49:29 pm »

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Well not only do the folk the other side of the Tamar not know what to do with scones, jam and cream, but they also spread the plague.....
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« Reply #599 on: December 01, 2020, 02:14:29 pm »

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/rail-improvement-works-to-take-place-in-west-cornwall

Lazy journalism? I would bet at least half-a-crate-of-ale that the 'stock' image is Exmouth Junction. Has Covid-19 resulted in the prohibition of photography in West Cornwall?  Smiley

A degree of sympathy from me for Network Rail here ... they're looking to tell us about something that has not yet happened, and until time travel is invented there are no pictures available yet of the work they're telling us about. Hobson's choice between an picture of the right place in the wrong condition, and the wrong place in the right condition.
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