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    Good News on the U.K. Rail Network in 2020

    The Conwy Valley line has reopened (again) :smile:
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    Trivia: Redundant railway infrastructure built post WW2

    Bidston dock iron ore terminal and junction. Opened 1953, closed 1979 on cessation of steel making at John Summers, Shotton. The dock itself has also been filled in. Trawsfynyddd branch from Blaenau Ffestiniog, reopened in 1964 to serve the nuclear power station and closed in 1998. Although...
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    Cambrian Storm Damage / Conwy Valley Flooding 02/20

    A further update follows, let's hope the rock armour is brought in by rail:
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    Island Platforms

    it was said in jest
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    Island Platforms

    OK, Blackpool North solution: Don't let the buggers on the platform until the train is there!
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    Cambrian Storm Damage / Conwy Valley Flooding 02/20

    It seems like even more work is required to reopen the line, so no trains this summer then! https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/lifeline-conwy-valley-railway-washed-18403798
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    Island Platforms

    Surely platform doors would solve the problem?
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    Cambrian Storm Damage / Conwy Valley Flooding 02/20

    An engineering train has been to Llanrwst today, carrying spoil I believe. Locos were 70802 and 812. Another one booked to run on thursday. Ballast trains later this month planned
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    Trivia - all semaphore routes.

    Liskeard to Looe? I realise there are no signals beyond Liskeard though
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    The last mixed traffic services?

    This may not qualify as a mixed train, however it is quite a jaw dropping combination in the context of today's railway: https://www.flickr.com/photos/penmorfas/29571122367/in/album-72157623902783378/
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    Most exhilarating station approach

    Porthmadog Harbour from Boston Lodge across the Cob. An unrivalled view of Snowdonia on one side and the sea on the other.
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    Trivia - Railway Station Nests and other Wildlife

    There were goldfish is the water tank at the end of the platform at Battersby, bur this was some years ago. Goats are often seen at Tan Y Bwlch on the Ffestiniog.
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    National Rail Enquiries, Journey Planner

    Problem solved. My security settings were blocking some of the FIVE trackers on the site.
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    National Rail Enquiries, Journey Planner

    Is anybody else having trouble using this site: http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search# After I input the to and from stations and the leaving box, I click on the calendar and nothing happens. One could input a date if you knew the format I guess. Then as there is no way to...
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    Trivia - all semaphore routes.

    Llandudno Jct to Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the down direction.

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