The Anonymous Widower

Only In Liverpool

I like this story of a grey seal that has been found in the middle of a field in St. Helens seventeen miles from the nearest coastline.

Liverpool is a city, where fun is never far from peoples’ minds.

As it contains a video of a man with a broom trying to move a large sea mammal, everyone in the city will be trying to write an appropriate joke.

When the story broke, someone high-up in Boots was on the radio and he suggested that some of their up-market trout pate would be good for the seal.

 

December 22, 2014 Posted by | News | , | Leave a comment

Two Nose-To-Nose Turtles

Turtle seems to be becoming the nickname for the new Class 68 locomotives.

Two Nose-To-Nose Turtles

Two Nose-To-Nose Turtles

I spotted these two in the sidings alongside the Chiltern Line. There will be a total of twenty-five delivered to the UK in the current order and they will be followed by the Class 88, which is a locomotive than can either use electrical or diesel power.

The purpose of the unusual power arrangement of the Class 88, is so that on a journey say from Felixstowe to Acton, it can use electrical power for most of the journey with short runs using the diesel engine at the start and finish. In passenger duty they could be used on a run like London to Norwich under electrical power and then under diesel power to Great Yarmouth.

The politicians may have dithered over electrification, so engineers have come up with an electric locomotive, that can jump the gaps.

December 22, 2014 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas From Chiltern Trains

I photographed this at Marylebone.

Merry Christmas From Chiltern Trains

Merry Christmas From Chiltern Trains

I’m surprised I haven’t seen this before as the Class 165 trains were built twenty years ago and have been refurbished since.

December 22, 2014 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment

Decadence?

I took this picture with my waterproof camera this morning of the newly installed Aquavision television in my bathroom.

Decadence?

Decadence?

What the picture doesn’t show is the two naked blonde handmaidens giving me glasses of champagne and gluten-free bacon sandwiches!

December 22, 2014 Posted by | World | , , | 3 Comments