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More links from the vault….

This Video of Trolleys Passing through Packard’s Corner in the 1940s is Pure Chaos“.  A snappy little title that describes the contents perfectly.

Lots of 1940’s trolleys and road vehicles, all driven in badly.  What more does one need for a minute’s good entertainment?


As an alternative to manic trolleys, how about Rent-a-Crocodile (thanks to N-gauge Forum)?  The video’s in German, but is all about a one-woman spot-hire company in Germany using a couple of “Crocodiles”.  These are not just for enthusiast’s trains, but can be hired to do some real freight haulage.  “Get me a loco and make it snappy….”

Finally, Britain’s busiest and quietest stations.

Britain’s busiest and quietest railway stations have been revealed in figures from the rail regulator.

Its data showed the quietest station, Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire, had just 22 entries and exits across the whole of last year.

London Waterloo was the busiest station, with more than 99.2 million entries and exits in the last year.

Not surprisingly, the only station outside London is Birmingham New Street, and perhaps more surprisingly, no. 10 is Stratford.  Clapham Junction doesn’t feature, as the survey counts entries and exits.  Although Clapham has the most train movements, and a lot of people changing trains, relatively few passengers actually enter or leave the station.


Easier to model Coombe, the second quietest station (above) than the scrum below!



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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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