Tag Archives: Trains

When did travelling become such hell?

I am a little unusual I admit, I quite like travelling by public transport and I always have. I don’t see driving a car as superior and much prefer to pay someone to do that for me so along with … Continue reading

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140 London Underground Facts

Some people say that we are living in a post-fact world.  This epic list of facts relating to the London Underground says otherwise!  So whether you use it every day or just see it on movies, here are some facts … Continue reading

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The Return of The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman is one of the most famous names in locomotion and with a history as grand as its reputation.  The Flying Scotsman is an express passenger train service that has run the 392 miles between London and Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Nazi Gold Train Found In Poland After 70 Years?

As has happened a few times in the history of this blog, an event which I wrote about from a historical standpoint is now unravelling as a live event.  A few months ago I wrote on the treasures of the missing … Continue reading

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The British Schindler Sir Nicholas Winton and the Kindertransport

Not many people have heard of Sir Nicholas Winton even in his own country but his actions undoubtedly mean that thousands of people are alive today that would not have been without him. The Kindertransport has its origins on 15th … Continue reading

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We’re all going on a summer holiday

It’s that time of year where many of us are bombarded with advertisements urging us to make bookings for our summer holidays.  For us it is the same routine most years with November to February mapping out great big ambitious … Continue reading

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Dungeness – Britain’s only desert

You’d be forgiven for thinking that I have over-indulged this holiday for putting two seemingly mutually exclusive terms in the same sentence, Britain and desert.  Yes I too thought it a bit strange, even more so as it is pouring … Continue reading

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