RLBH's Recent Activity

  1. RLBH replied to the thread RIA letter on Electrification.

    In an enclosed space, yes. But in open air, after a fairly short time the hydrogen has cleared off to the upper atmosphere somewhere,...

    24 Feb 2020 at 10:47
  2. RLBH replied to the thread Glasgow Queen Street refurbishment and remodelling.

    If you have to rebuild the station anyway, and it was necessary for all the reasons given, then applying a little attention to detail to...

    24 Feb 2020 at 09:03
  3. RLBH replied to the thread Question: The Origins of the Myth of the Strategic Steam Reserve.

    Ah you see, if you put real locomotives into a non-existent strategic reserve, then you have to pull the real trains with imaginary...

    20 Feb 2020 at 07:31
  4. RLBH replied to the thread National Express East Coast Catering.

    It's also worth bearing in mind that when complimentary catering was introduced in First Class, trains weren't nearly as full as they...

    19 Feb 2020 at 11:30
  5. RLBH replied to the thread "Natural" routes that never had a railway.

    There was a subtle shift, I believe, in the service. Initially the guaranteed connection was at Mallaig, with an intermediate call at...

    19 Feb 2020 at 11:21
  6. RLBH replied to the thread "Natural" routes that never had a railway.

    In fact, once the railways reached the West Coast of Scotland, the Stornoway mail steamer always went from the closest railhead. At...

    19 Feb 2020 at 08:49
  7. RLBH replied to the thread Could the railways handle storm disruption better?.

    There are two questions in my mind: extreme weather, and normal bad weather. In truly extreme weather, widespread cancellations and so...

    18 Feb 2020
  8. RLBH replied to the thread 'Trespass and Welfare Officers'.

    Whilst there are definitely people making a determined effort to get 'their 10,000' in, there's also the fact that some people don't...

    18 Feb 2020
  9. RLBH replied to the thread Question: The Origins of the Myth of the Strategic Steam Reserve.

    The original 9F was a 2-8-2; I've seen a sketch claimed to represent a proposed Standard 8F 2-8-0.

    18 Feb 2020