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    If you were forced to self isolate...

    Confined here since mid-day Tuesday ( Gers, France ). No surprise at all. Ever since the Chinese announced the building of hospitals for thousands of patients I knew we were going to get massively hit by it sooner or later and got organized accordingly.I live in the countryside so there really...
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    Merseyrail Class 777

    Thanks for that, made my day ! I was hoping to get over to Merseyside for Easter, fat chance of that now. I can see the confinement (here in France) going on for months.
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    The EU could insist on much more stringent control for travel between EU and GB

    What a stupid comment ! I think you are missing something : THEY DO NOT WANT TO SETTLE IN FRANCE. Why should France make an effort to integrate illegals who have no desire to stay ? They cannot easily expulse them as most of them have no identity documents showing where they came from. Best...
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    The EU could insist on much more stringent control for travel between EU and GB

    No need to wave them on to the ferries, they'll find all sorts of interesting places to hide. The border guards simply need to pretend to check each vehicle knowing only too well that there are hundreds of concealed illegals !
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    The EU could insist on much more stringent control for travel between EU and GB

    Why should France have all the inconvenience of thousands of economic refugees, who want just one thing, enter the U.K ?
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    The EU could insist on much more stringent control for travel between EU and GB

    For the time being. Let's see how the E.U reacts if Boris tries to keep E.U fishing boats out of British waters and that's only for starters.
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    The EU could insist on much more stringent control for travel between EU and GB

    I would like to see the French border controls almost turning a blind-eye to illegal immigrants trying to get in the UK. It would take a huge load off the French , passing it on to the Brits. After all, all these people want to enter the UK and not stay any length of time on the Continent...
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    EU Referendum: The result and aftermath...

    God comes in more varieties than the proverbial Heinz 57 !
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    EU Referendum: The result and aftermath...

    Apologies to the OP for wandering off topic !
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    EU Referendum: The result and aftermath...

    I'm being very selective here, but taking Creationists as the extreme example, science can disprove everything they believe in. thus providing very strong scientific evidence that the God they believe in does not exist.
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    EU Referendum: The result and aftermath...

    A belief in the benefits of Brexit would appear to be similar to the blind faith of many religious people. Despite all the scientific evidence agaist the existence of God, people cling to 'their faith'. Similarly, not all believers can be written off as fools. God does move in mysterious ways.
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    Southport Chapel Street station

    I'm sure my nan was a closet rail enthusiast. I remember, as if it were yesterday, going on the bus to Blowick and walking over the level-crossing. This must have been shortly after closure, as everything was in place, just the rails were a little rusty. I could write a book of our adventures on...
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    Merseyrail Class 777

    Welcome to Merseyside....................laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ! Thanks for your photos and videos guys.
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    Merseyrail Class 777

    Thanks for that. I didn't understand a first reversal at Wapping Down ( as per Childwallblues) it seemed much more logical to use the Olive Mount curve. Get those cameras out guys and pray for decent weather !
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    Merseyrail Class 777

    Pity I was "home" on Merseyside last week rather than now ! Anyone planning to take some photos of the delivery ? If so, could you put them in Media ? I suppose it will be at some ungodly hour as a couple of reversals will be required at Bootle Junction and Sandhills.
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    The 2019 General Election - Campaign Debate and Discussion

    It is when the people who voted leave were fed with lies and false promises.
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    The 2019 General Election - Campaign Debate and Discussion

    It's looking more and more likely that Boris's simplstic "Get Brexit Done" has won over the equally simplstic previously Labour leave voters to give the Conservatives an overall majority with around 40% of the popular vote. Dark days for democracy. Taking the country down a disastrous road that...
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    Class 777 Delivery

    The end of the year approaches. Any news as to when the first 777 will arrive on Merseyside ?
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    Southport Chapel Street station

    The Southport triangle, from Southport South Junction to St Lukes allowed movement of stock from the Liverpool direction to the workshops at Meols Cop. The connection at Southport South was severed on 25 May, 1969. The two tracks survived for some time after this as sidings ( as was the case for...
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    Southport Chapel Street station

    The Crossens shuttle usually used platform 9. Platforms 10 & 11 were also electrified. If I remember correctly, the very short platform 11 also had pits ( as does the storage line adjacent to platform 1). Trains to Preston usually used platform 10. The track from platforms 7-11 was lifted in...

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