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Ron on the road again #4

Day 4, and like all good Brits, Ron is reporting on the weather: A funny day weather wise.  Started off snowing when I caught train to Chur but had left the snow behind when I reached the Rhine Balley.  I … Continue reading

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Ron on the road again #3

Day 3, and more snow: Woke up this morning to find there had been by UK standards a heavy snowfall overnight, most of which had melted by the time I got back this afternoon.  Decided to head south and caught … Continue reading

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Ron on the road again #2

Day 2, and plenty of snow in evidence! A cold day started clear but the weather changed.  Went down to Chur and caught train to Arosa.  On leaving Chur it was starting to snow and by Arosa it was light … Continue reading

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Ron on the road again #1

Next few days will have some of Ron’s Swiss travels, transport with a bit of scenery thrown in for good measure.  I just hope he’s home by March 29th…. An early start – left home at 0445 GET for 0725 … Continue reading

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Off track on the Lehigh Valley

Sorry, I’ve not been blogging as often recently – a mixture of NGSE rather monopolising my thinking, plus being called into work to look at an interesting problem with sediment in the River Thames.  But here are a couple of … Continue reading

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Katrine aqueduct

An interesting set of photos, with not much railway, but a lot of interesting engineering.   They show construction of the Katrine aqueduct, that provides water to Glasgow.  I did some hydraulic analysis on the treatment works at the end … Continue reading

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Loop the loop?

From the prototype for everything department.  How about a yard inside a reversing loop, including an engine shed and turntable.  Try Danbury, Connecticut, where there is a full loop at the end of the commuter services from New York.  Lines … Continue reading

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