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« on: February 13, 2020, 07:01:57 am »

While awaiting my connecting train yesterday, I mused over a number of articles in my news feed.

Can you link the publication with the quote?

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The Wensleydale Railway have announced that they will host the first-ever class 142 pacer workings in preservation on their ‘Pacer Day.’

Pacers 142028 and 142060 will work the yellow timetable on Sunday 23rd February, and they will be working in multiple.

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Dear Editor,

So the controversial HS2 rail line is going to go ahead at a cost of £100 billion.

From my experience, trains don't run on time and after often cancelled with standing room only – ask any London commuter.

The money could be better spent to improve the existing trains and infrastructure with more carriages and better punctuality.

Train fares are also very expensive, they could be reduce so more people can travel.

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PEOPLE are being invited to pick their favourite suggestions and help name the Stirling Land Train.

Six imaginative names have been shortlisted in the competition by operators Go Forth Stirling BID with the final shortlist going to a public vote.

They are: The Wallace Wanderer, Mary Train of Scots, Robbie ColTrain, Choo Choo McGoo, Liam the Land Train and The Forth Flyer – picked from 121 entries.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth on 9th April 1806 during the reign of George III, shortly after the creation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It was a time of social and political unrest across Europe, with Brunel’s father, French civil engineer Marc Isambard Brunel (a royalist sympathiser) forced to escape the French Revolution by fleeing to the United States, while his mother Sophia Kingdom was arrested as an English spy during the Reign of Terror. The couple were eventually reunited in England where they started a family shortly after the turn of the century. Their son was named Isambard, a Germanic name of Norman origin meaning ‘iron-axe’.

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A badger that fell through the ceiling of a Superdrug store had been sheltering from Storm Ciara in a ventilation shaft.

The animal shocked staff at the outlet in Northampton's Grosvenor Centre when it came through a ceiling panel, before running under the perfume counter.

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Work to repair the Barking to Gospel Oak overground line following a freight train derailment is “progressing well”, Network Rail has said.

Just after 6am on Thursday, January 23 a freight wagon derailed between Leyton Midland Road and Walthamstow Queens Road causing extensive damage along a two-and-a-half mile stretch.

The line has since been part-suspended as engineers rush to repair the damaged track; Network Rail bosses say a timescale for completion of the work is expected to be confirmed next week.

More than two and a half miles of the route between Barking and South Tottenham was damaged in the incident.

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Apart from the go-ahead for one of the biggest infrastructure projects the UK has ever seen, what have we learnt from the prime minister’s announcement on HS2? Michael Lunn looks at the clues we can glean.

In a speech loaded with references to the infrastructure achievements of the Victorians, there were also plenty of clues from Boris Johnson as to future government policy on how infrastructure can unlock regional productivity while putting the country on a path to a net zero society.

Saying that he didn’t want to “steal the chancellor’s thunder," he did precisely that by announcing a slew of new investments for bikes, buses, and roads, as well as confirming investments in a number of railway projects. Johnson’s theme was regional connectivity and, along with previous announcements on broadband, it paints a picture of a government looking to unlock productivity at a local level.

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Two pranksters dressed in hazard suits and masks terrified a carriage of train passengers by spilling a liquid that they claimed was the coronavirus Covid-19.

The pair were holding a clear container of orange-coloured liquid while sitting on a New York subway train.

As they began to attract attention from people around them, they got up and spilled the liquid on the floor, sparking panic around them.

Publications are ...
A. The BBC
B. The Oxford Mail
C. Rail Advent
D. Stirling News
E. The Engineer
F. The Standard
G. The Guardian Series
H. The Association for Consultancy and Engineering
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 07:16:22 am »

No. 2 with a possibly a London-centric view I initially would have ascribed to the Ham and High, but obviously not!
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 07:47:26 am »

No 1 - Rail Advent
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 05:55:34 pm »

"The Wensleydale Railway" immediately makes me think of Wallace and Gromit. "Cracking trains, Gromit!"
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 07:15:49 pm »

"The Wensleydale Railway" immediately makes me think of Wallace and Gromit. "Cracking trains, Gromit!"

Indeed, while Gromit is grafting away digging into a mountain of cheese to keep the boiler fed.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 05:12:41 am »

No 1 - Rail Advent

Correct ... and here's the complete list:

1 - C. Rail Advent - Pacers in Wensleydale
2 - B. The Oxford Mail - Better spend for HS2 letter
3 - D. Stirling News - Name for land train
4 - E. The Engineer - on Isambard Kingdom Brunel
5 - A. The BBC - Badger through the roof
6 - G. The Guardian Series - repair of Gospel Oak line
7 - H. The Association for Consultancy and Engineering - Boris stealing chancellor's thunder
8 - F. The Standard - New York train "prank"

No. 7 of particular interest considering how the government changed yesterday.
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