The Anonymous Widower

Why Have ScotRail’s Class 43 Power Cars Received Extra Windows?

This is a preliminary post and I will finish it, when I return home.

Looking at the power car, there are two new windows on either side alongside the door used to put bikes and parcels into the space behind the engine.

Why?

I have not seen any reference to these windows in any magazine or on any web page, but you don’t add windows like these without a good reason.

August 8, 2018 Posted by | Travel | Leave a comment

Her Majesty’s Battery Train

This is a preliminary post and I will complete it, when I return home.

I saw it today and although it is just parked in a siding at the Royal Deeside Railway, it is far from in a derelict condition.

No-one knows if The Queen ever rode in the train, but I was told that the Queen Mother did and actually liked it, because it proceeded slowly through the countryside.

I was also told that one of the reasons for closing the route, was that cows kept getting on the line and stopping the train. If that is true, then you wonder how many other lines were closed in the 1960s, because British Rail didn’t have the money or the will to fix the problems?

August 8, 2018 Posted by | Travel | Leave a comment