Tag Archives: France

Believe it or not spot….

If your drivers keep going on strike, what do you do? “SNCF targets autonomous trains in five years” An autonomous locomotive in northern France is controlled by a “téléconducteur” at the control centre in Lyon.  Strike-hit French Railways is rapidly … Continue reading

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France 1976

Unusually, my hosts on holiday actually wanted to see some of my old photographs, especially university ones.  These are of a visit to France in 1976, to two monasteries in fact.  One near Rouen, and the other in the Loire … Continue reading

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Tolworth 2016

A year has slipped past, and once again I scrounged a lift off Derek Atfield to pay a visit to the Tolworth Showtrain exhibition.  And once again I nearly didn’t go – it was a foul wet morning – and … Continue reading

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Tolworth 2015 #1

Fraternite et Solidarite avec La France! Can it really be a whole year since I was extolling the virtues of the enormous 2mm layout Fencehouses at the Hampton Court MRS show at Tolworth?  It seems to have come round very quickly, … Continue reading

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‘Le weekend’ en Anduze

Maxine and I have just come back from a very pleasant weekend in the south of France.  Anduze lies in the foothills of the Cevennes, and the Carmague and the Mediterranean is about an hour to the south.  We hadn’t … Continue reading

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