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    National Rail Enquiries, Journey Planner

    Is anybody else having trouble using this site: 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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    IEP criticism by Roger Ford

    Standard class rock hard seats and a step down from 125: such is progress
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    Conwy Valley line

    Quite a dertailed report on the ongoing repairs to the line. It has been closed since December due to flooding:
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    Free travel on Heart of Wales line

    The above only applies to holders of Welsh travel passes until 31st March 2015. However it does throw up an interesting anomaly. Holders of Welsh travel passes can board a bus which travels into England and travel as far as the terminus. Likewise English pass holders into Wales can do...
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    Londoners will riot if squeeze on public transport gets any worse, TfL boss warns

    from the Independent: not wishing to start any more North/South feuds but some very valid points are made here.
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    Liverpool to Rome, May 1977

    Possibly the longest excursion ever organised by BR and all done on an Edmondson card ticket! The tickets were issued for Liverppol FC's game against Borussia Moenchengladbach in the European cup final in Rome. I went on the trip and as I...
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    National Rail gobbledydook

    This gem concerns next weeks closure of the WCML between Preston and Warrington: 'Trains between Blackpool North / Wigan North Western and Liverpool Lime Street will run St Helens Central and Liverpool Lime Street between Preston and Ormskirk' I know what they are trying to say but what...
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    Irish railways in the 1990's

    a selection of scanned transparencies of the railways of Ireland as they were in the 1990's. Following a massive investment programme in recent years, very few of these views are possible today. All the photos were taken on day trips by ferry from Holyhead.
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    US Bridge bashing video

    The toughest bridge in the world: USA but hilarious, note the flashing warning lights!
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    North Wales - Class 37's on ballast trains

    I have added four pages of photos of the above workings to my website:
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    Fire at Weeley

    from National Rail 13.40: A lineside fire is causing disruption at Weeley. Because of this, journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes, and the following alterations will apply until approximately 15:00: Buses are replacing trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea Buses are...
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    Out of gauge on the Ffestiniog Railway

    Pont Croesor to Blaenau Ffestiniog the hard way. The booking office/shop is moved from Pont Croesor to Blaenau by crane, lorry and by hand. fascinating stuff
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    Circular tour of North Wales

    I've just updated my website for 2012. The website give times and fares for the route; Chester - Llandudno Jct - Blaenau Ffestiniog - Porthmadog - Machynllech - Shrewsbury - Chester. Also connecting times from Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Crewe.
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    Class 31's in North Wales

    I've just added three pages of 31's working passenger trains on the coast line to my North Wales website:
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    new website: Trains in the Mersey Docks

    70 scanned images taken up to 2004. Classes featured are 03, 31 (just a little piece of one!), 37, 47, 56, 57, 60 and 66.