Tag Archives: quirky

Loads of theme park coasters are absolutely innovative these days. Outstanding examples in this past month or so are Nemesis Relaunched, the new Hyperia at Thorpe Park and Top Thrill 2 at Cedar Park. Whist the latter was launched just a week or so ago the former is yet to…

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Bishop’s Bridge Paddington, sited high above the railway tracks, was formerly the iconic bow girder construction that stood right across the Paddington station throat. Upon its roadway level there were a number of buildings that could be accessed and these included cafes, railway offices and the Paddington suburban/Metropolitan platforms ticket…

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Have you seen teen the videos involving a 15/20 minute walk through the Paris metro subways? While these are amazing given the number of connections needing to be used through Châtelet-les-Halles, in my own view London does BETTER! That involves walking past SEVEN different underground lines! Some will recognise the…

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We’ve seen a few videos where people race the tube, namely between Mansion House and Cannon Street, and yes people beat the tube easily. This one is different. Its a parkour race against the tube. For those of you who do not know what parkour is, its jumping, acrobatics, often…

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Its sixty years or thereabouts since the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway saw its final train movements. These would have been the demolition trains that worked for a good length of time taking up tracks and removing any infrastructure a railway once had. Trackage extended for more than 3¾ from…

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Its generally assumed the bay platform 3 at Mudchute sees no regular traffic and perhaps only when there’s engineering works or an operating issue that trains get routed into the bay platform. With the enhanced May 2023 timetable upgrade however there’s been a considerable number of Lewisham to Stratford trains…

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This is an exciting time for battery train technology! And that despite the news that HS2 has been all but abandoned. Today trains began serving Headbolt Lane station from Kirby where the present Merseyrail 3rd rail system ends. It was hardly worth the effort to electrify to Headbolt Lane especially…

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On the heels of the launch of the Goldenpass Express (GPX) late last year came the revelation that Roger Federer had been lined up for a publicity stint on behalf of the Montreux Oberland Bernois (MOB). Previously Federer had done other Swiss tourist publicity films including rail based ones and…

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London’s very own ‘famous five’ (the Crossrail central core stations that is) on the Elizabeth line are giving fantastic journey opportunities to the west. GWR has made play of this fact by launching a new advertising campaign extolling the benefits of the Elizabeth line. What that means is those five…

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New shoes commemorating London’s Underground were officially on sale today (1 Feb 2023.) They’re made by the London based shoe company Mallet. It may not have been realised by those who covered the new product in the media however the shoes were created to celebrate the 160th anniversary of London’s…

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