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A little more toilet humour

I was amused by this article from the BBC: Paris metro: Pregnant Frenchwoman fined for walking wrong way Of course, I immediately considered the cultural possibilities.  Young Frankenstein with the marvellous Marty Feldman…. Or better still, Monty Python….. But the … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘beast’ #4

Last communique from Ron before he attempts to get back home.  Question of the day Name this ski resort. Clue: It has royal connections. SWITZERLAND DAY 6 Another cold day. It is now snowing heavily here. Today’s jaunt Filisur – … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘beast’ #3

Ron’s daily quiz continues…. Question of the day What passes hundred of feet below this town? “The Swiss army tunnel network, that I understand makes the mountains a bit like cheese? Or more likely, some improbably long Swiss rail tunnel…” … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘beast’ #2

Well, ESNG didn’t escape – we just opened up for a cup of tea on Thursday evening, but didn’t try to run trains.  Just a few local stalwarts turned up…  But let’s see how Ron is getting on over there … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘beast’ #1

As the UK shivers under the ‘beast from the east’, we are all dreaming of escaping somewhere – probably a tropical beach.  However, Ron has gone east on holiday to Switzerland.  At least they are used to it….  (Note for … Continue reading

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Canals, spies & politics – the Crossrails that weren’t built

A very interesting article from the Ianvisits blog.  Crossrail under London is nothing new….. 018 will be the year that Crossrail is completed, and the Elizabeth line is born, yet it could have looked ever so different had previous plans … Continue reading

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A few post Christmas links

A little light reading after that heavy Christmas luncheon.  (I think mine is just wearing off….) The BBC recently had two interesting articles on railway stations ‘worth lingering at’ – stations often with few trains, but lots of other interest. … Continue reading

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