Getting a Gripen

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”  

The Great Miles Per Gallon Con

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

New Eurostar e320 trains

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

Your taxes in Romania

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

Mystery Photographs

  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!

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