The Anonymous Widower

Everybody Who Thinks HS2 Is A Waste Of Money Should Read This!

This article on Global Rail News is entitled Economic benefits of HS1 revealed as high-speed line turns 10.

This is the first three paragraphs.

HS1 Ltd has assessed the economic impact of the UK’s first high-speed line as it approaches a milestone 10th year.

According to findings, HS1 has attracted a minimum of £3.8 billion in economic and social benefits since domestic services began, which was two years after its official opening in November 2007.

In addition, 5,766 tourism sector jobs have been created and supported by HS1 since the opening.

So I’d say that was a success.

September 18, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

Banksy At The Barbican

These pictures show Banksy’s new art at the Barbican.

As it’s in a tunnel, that is probably owned by the City of London Corporation, I doubt it will be removed or stolen.

Is Banksy going upmarket choosing underneath the Barbican?

September 18, 2017 Posted by | World | , , , | Leave a comment

Breakfast By Cromwell Tower

I had breakfast in the Cote Brasserie by Cromwell Tower in the Barbican, where I used to live with C in the 1970s.

It was an excellent breakfast, well-served by a charming young lady.

The only problem was that they don’t have a gluten-free sausage.

September 18, 2017 Posted by | Food | | Leave a comment

Filming Trains At Samphire Hoe

We moved on to Samphire Hoe and Dover and I took these pictures as walked up and down the line.

The others had gone off to shoot elsewhere and I spent a pleasant time walking along the line and drinking tea in the sun.

September 18, 2017 Posted by | Transport | | Leave a comment

Filming Trains On Rochester Bridge

This weekend, I’ve been involved in helping a Japanese company take video of Class 395 trains for one of their corporate clients.

These pictures show the filming at Rochester on the magnificent Rochester Bridge over the River Medway.

September 18, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment