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dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 21 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a motorway with a dodgems style electrified mesh above and earthing wheels/surface below would be fun


dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 21 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

ps the kerosene radio works fine if you keep the windows open in a siberian winter

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 21 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have seen a steam record player. The model engineers made one just for fun.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 21 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



were there any "chuffing"issues to interfere with the tunes?

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 21 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a letter to the G

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Trains could be greenest solution to a sustainable transport network in Britain. Photograph: robert france/Alamy
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Thu 29 Jul 2021 18.15 BST

Last modified on Thu 29 Jul 2021 18.27 BST

The experiment with electric lorries on the M180 (UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power lorries, 27 July) is laughable when compared with the lack of interest shown by the government in furthering railway electrification at a time of an HGV driver shortage.

Just 8.5% of freight locomotives in the UK are electric. This lags lamentably behind mainland Europe, thanks in part to gaps as short as two miles in the electrified network. Aside from complete routes, there are merely 50 miles in total which, after electrification, could decarbonise over two million annual miles of freight haulage. Just 14 of these miles connect Britain’s busiest container port, Felixstowe, to the electrified network at Ipswich. The gaps exist thanks to electrified lines largely following radial passenger flows from London, whereas freight routes ignore these.

I held an HGV1 licence from 1974 to 2019 and can’t imagine how I’d ever overtake a slower electric lorry. And merge lanes to change routes only where the high-voltage wires are strung? That’s not going to happen. Any advisory jobs going at the Department for Transport?
Rob Harris
Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 21 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

And meanwhile HS2 is a expensive disaster which won't even get beyond Birmingham.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 21 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

im not keen on hs2

a well planned rail update would be better value and more use, far "greener" and less destructive

imho hs2 is more about kleptocracy than sensible infrastructure

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 21 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I agree about electrifying the rail network, and perhaps reopening some of the lines shut during and since the 1960s. Routes that were not economically viable then might well be now, and might stop long traffic jams to some places with suitable car parking. From this area, rail is the preferred method of getting to London, but getting to the station often requires a car.

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 21 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Before the doom of Beeching my neighbour purchased a hay loading machine in East Grinstead and had it delivered by train to Lampeter station.

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 21 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The other day i saw a French wood gas lorry,needing renovation mind,i though at first it was an ex army lorry as it had twin double axle`s on the back.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 21 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ty Gwyn wrote:
Before the doom of Beeching my neighbour purchased a hay loading machine in East Grinstead and had it delivered by train to Lampeter station.


as a small child i shared a train with cows

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 21 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
Ty Gwyn wrote:
Before the doom of Beeching my neighbour purchased a hay loading machine in East Grinstead and had it delivered by train to Lampeter station.


as a small child i shared a train with cows


not in the same compartment
passengers at the front , moos at the back

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 21 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
dpack wrote:
Ty Gwyn wrote:
Before the doom of Beeching my neighbour purchased a hay loading machine in East Grinstead and had it delivered by train to Lampeter station.


as a small child i shared a train with cows


not in the same compartment
passengers at the front , moos at the back


for old style train transport the "family mystery"has a rail component

it was about 1950 when great grannie rhodda popped her button up boots. at the time she was living with my gran in yorkshire but was to be buried in parr in kernow
my gran and great aunt decide to take her by train there was a proper way to do that with a good packing case coffin put in the guard's van
they set off from denby dale to kernow, they came back and were rather reticent as to how it had all gone.
wind on 40 yrs or so and my cousin is trying to find the grave, not in parr, not in falmouth, nowhere to be found
my thought was they lost her during one of the changes of train

i dont think put luggage in the racks etc would allow for that, i spose if you put a tyre each end you could book em as a bicycle

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 21 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Perhaps they wrapped the coffin and put her in the guards van. Parcel may have got mixed up with some other delivery, which must have been a nasty shock for whoever received it. Try looking in 'unclaimed bodies' seems a good start.

One of our customers told us his father moved his entire farm to this area by train. All went well until they unloaded the bull at this end. He was fed up with being confined and broke free, running down the road from the station, presumably with a few farm hands in pursuit. They did catch him, but these days they would have the police out with rifles to shoot the animal. In those days there was a livestock market in the square, so I expect it wasn't the first time it happened...or the last.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 21 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



re gg i dought we will ever find out what happened, gran and her sister were a "little unusual"

they might have been doing a secret burial at gg's request, they might have just lost her

in some ways the latter seems the most plausible explanation, but the former is possible

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