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How to build a 135 mile railway in 3 days (clue, it's not HS2)

How to build a 135 mile railway in 3 days (clue, it’s not HS2)

General George Patton was always a man in a hurry. As a cavalryman who wore breeches long after horses were ...
How they do railways better in Europe

How they do railways better in Europe

It’s welcome news that the Government has belatedly realised that attracting people back on to trains is vital for numerous ...
The wonder of rail travel

The wonder of rail travel

What is it about trains? In truth it would not have been surprising if they had gone the way of ...
Eurostar - jolly nice but a missed opportunity

Eurostar – jolly nice but a missed opportunity

Perhaps one of Mrs Thatcher’s most unexpected legacies was the Channel Tunnel, connecting Britain with France by rail. Not only ...
Why rail fares keep rising

Why rail fares keep rising

Here we go again. It’s a new year but an old story. Commuters are up in arms about rises in ...
The future's electric

The future’s electric

Jimmy Savile was wrong. This is the age of the train, rather than the late   Seventies/early Eighties when he was ...
Blood, Iron and Gold reviewed by Michael Williams

Blood, Iron and Gold reviewed by Michael Williams

Once upon a time, every self-respecting schoolboy owned books with titles like The Wonder Book of Railway Wonders or Thrilling ...
Aviation security, is it much tighter?

Aviation security, is it much tighter?

The outbreak of war in the Middle East will undoubtedly lead to an immediate reduction in the numbers of people ...
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