2018 looks like being an exciting year in Gloucestershire and the counties surrounding it as these transport events reveal RCTS Tuesday 17th April 2018 The Branch Annual Business meeting Visitors are welcome as usual. Your branch needs you, please attend if you can. To be followed by Members entertain.
As it’s Christmas, here’s an imaginary radio conversation: “This is York Radio, Elvington Tower hailing aircraft at four nautical miles north west of runway zero eight, you are currently at an unsafe low altitude over a built up area, please turn one eight zero degrees and enter traffic pattern”
This Daily Mail article from 16 October 2014 entitled “The Great Miles Per Gallon Con” makes very illuminating reading for all those driving and operating a car http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2794886/the-great-miles-gallon-car-firms-cost-hundreds-year-using-crafty-tricks-bump-fuel-economy-figures.html
Nigel Bray of Railfuture Severnside has just been in touch to tell me that a new hardback book on the recently redoubled (hooray!) Golden Valley line between Standish and Swindon via Stonehouse, Stoud and Kemble is now available from Silver Link Publishing and those subscribing before 30 November 2014 will
I thought that I would share this exciting news about the latest Eurostar e320 trains with everyone: http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/eurostar-unveils-first-new-200mph-e320-train In the light of the tragic – and in the full original sense of the word – outrageous attack on the offices of Parisian satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday
Can I recommend a visit to Stephen Mourton’s Gloucestershire Railway Memories, looking back exactly 50 years this Halloween? https://sites.google.com/site/gloucestershirerailwaymemories/home/31-october-1964
One aspect of “This Could Be The Last Time” that was not fully discussed within Rail Reports 2014 was my encounter with the new and very comfortable Trans Pennine Express version of the Siemens Desirio electrical multiple unit, 350 401 having taken me from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme and 350
Investigations have revealed a military tank on display at a Lincolnshire museum for more than 30 years is in fact a presentation tank from Gloucester. Presentation tanks were given to the towns and cities across Britain to help raise funds for the war effort. For more than three decades, the
From The Sun, Saturday 26 July 2014 Some £710 million of UK taxpayer’s cash is to be spent improving roads and railways in Romania it emerged yesterday. It will get £5.7 billion from the EU to spend on transport until 2020. Britain typically provides nearly 13 per cent of Brussels
My attention has been drawn to a page on the Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS) website http://www.rcts.org.uk/features/mysteryphotos/index.htm?location=Gloucester&srch=&page=0 that contains some very interesting historic photographs of railways around Gloucester dating from the 1970s up to the 1990s. Please let me know what you think!