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    Aviation Discussion

    The outrage on here re Ryanair's baggage policy is hysterical! Perhaps you didn't have the joy of having to pay a week's wages in the 80's and 90's for a London to Dublin return, complete with free hold baggage, (which I didn't require) and free food, (which I didn't want). Now I fly from Dublin...
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    Will the cork to Youghal railway ever re-open

    Was on the Midleton line last week. First time over the route. Knowing the ability of Dial Eireann to throw money at vainglorious projects like the WRC, and then approve the build the M18 parallel to it, it wasn't surprising to see both Carrigtwohill and Midleton as two platform Stations...
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    Swansea-cork ferries

    http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1219655 I spent 10 hours on the 'Celtic Pride' in July 1992. A kip of a ship. With improvements of the A40/A477 in West Wales, the N25 in Southern Ireland, regular Irish Ferries/Stena crossings to Rosslare and cheap Ryanair flights, there is no...
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    EU Referendum: The result and aftermath...

    As opposed to the Dutch army distribution history. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/28/dutch-soldiers-let-300-muslims-die-in-bosnian-war-court-rules https://www.irishtimes.com/news/criticism-of-dutch-army-over-srebrenica-massacre-1.1084698
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    Ireland (Southern) Ticketing

    Do not UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES attempt to travel around by rail over here on the weekend of the 25/26th of this month. It will be a nightmare. Over 600,000 people will be on the move. http://www.irishrail.ie/popes-mass-phoenix-park-train-services
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    Flight to Germany on Large Jet

    Shortest flight I've ever taken was from St Kitts to Antigua. 15 minutes from start of take off roll to coming to a stand after landing. That was on a BA Boeing 777. The announcement to prepare for landing was made seconds after take off rotation.
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    TRIVIA: Things you saw travelling on mainland European railways that you don't see today

    France? https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/freight/single-view/view/swap-bodies-to-carry-mail-by-rail.html
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    Flight to Germany on Large Jet

    As I said in my post, many moons ago, (late 1980's). I've flown to Dublin on a DC-8 from Stansted and a Ryanair BAC 1-11 to Stansted from Dublin (with someone facing me in a rear facing row of seats).
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    Flight to Germany on Large Jet

    I flew down to Malaga from Dublin on an Aer Lingus A330-300 a couple of weeks back on their early morning rotation. (They also use the A330 on a Faro rotation). Many moons ago my other half flew from Dublin to Heathrow on an Aer Lingus 747-100, which was used to clear a backlog of cancelled flights.
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    TRIVIA - Things you saw travelling on BR that you don't see today

    For those of a certain age, found on the Commercial Road in Limehouse in the 70's. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdb1/3488736388 His campaigners certainly annoyed a lot of people in the sporting community. Sham 69 even sang about him...
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    Old picture which claims to be Lancing station

    For the benefit of doubt.
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    West Croydon to Wimbledon Line Questions

    Pnoto taken looking SE from Station Footbridge with Purley Way Roadbridge behind, See map in link. http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=51.3789&lon=-0.1202&layers=170&b=1
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    TRIVIA - Things you saw travelling on BR that you don't see today

    https://tomhalltravel.com/2013/09/20/far-away-is-close-at-hand-in-images-of-elsewhere/
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    Old picture which claims to be Lancing station

    LANCING 14:14 BRIGHTON TO WEST WORTHING 21/06/1986
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    West Croydon to Wimbledon Line Questions

    Wimbledon to West Croydon Line in BR Days. BEDDINGTON LANE 12:09 WEST CROYDON TO WIMBLEDON 20/04/1985 MERTON PARK 12:38 WIMBLEDON TO WEST CROYDON 20/04/1985 MITCHAM 11:53 WIMBLEDON TO WEST CROYDON 20/10/1986 MORDEN ROAD 12:39 WEST CROYDON TO WIMBLEDON 20/04/1985...
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    Luton: Why does it feel like a rundown Northern ex-mill town but is 45 minutes from London?

    Lived on the edge of Slough for over 40 years, (Pre Queensmere). Was a Councillor there in the 80's. Left in 2001 as it was just not the place I wanted to live in anymore. Go back often as I have all my family living there. Was back two weeks ago. My other half asked me if I would ever move...
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    Luton: Why does it feel like a rundown Northern ex-mill town but is 45 minutes from London?

    One of the things that ties many of these places together is the 70's brutalist architecture. 'Come friendly bombs' has never been more apt for many of the above places, (not just Slough, kip that Slough is and always has been).
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    Last Gas Lit Stations on BR

    Brading 26th July 1983 (13:37 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin) Selsdon 1980 (Service from Sanderstead) Tunbridge Wells West 24th March 1984 (10:34 Eridge to Tonbridge)
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    Last Gas Lit Stations on BR

    A quick look through my collection shows similar lamp posts at Brading (by the Nameboard) and Selsdon (by the pallett stack on the Down Platform). Can't make out what was at Tunbridge Wells West. Brading. Selsdon Tunbridge Wells West

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