The Anonymous Widower

A First Close-Up View Of A Class 745 Train

I was standaing on Stowmarket station and this Class 745 train came through.

These twelve section trains will replace stakes of Mark 3 coaches, sandwiched between a Class 90 locomtives and driving van trailers.

Note.

  1. When I first saw the train, I thought it was a Class 755 train., as they look so similar. So I had to read the plate between the trains to check.
  2. Unlike most UK trains the number on the cab is not a full number and just the last three digits.
  3. If you look at the top of the train, it appears that the energy bus appears to be along the middle of the roof.
  4. Like most modern trains, they were quiet. Does this suggest efficient aerodynamics.

It bcertainly appears that Stadler have a selectio of sections, that can be connected together to create the trains.

November 25, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

The One Station I Never Use Coming Home Is Highbury & Islington

I am typing this post in Highbury & Islington station as my Overground train, skipped all stations North of Whitechapel, diue to congestion.

I always avoid this station, as getting between my house and the station is difficult as there is only one crowded 30 bus, every fifteen minutes. There used to be twice as many buses, as the 277 bus used to serve the route as well. But nearly a year ago, it was cut back to Dalston Junction making it as useful for me, as a chocolate tea pot.

So now after a ten minute wait, I’m taking the two stops back to Dalston Junction to get a bus home. That is only three routes now, due to the cutback of the 277.

I find it interesting, that North East London appears to have got more bus cuts, than Sadiq Khan’s patch of South London. And it was all to pay the bribe of the fare freeze, that got him elected.

So in the next Mayoral election, I shall be voting more a Mayor, who lives in the North.

We certainly, did better under Boris, who lived a mile towards the City of London.

 

November 25, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , , | 6 Comments

There’s Something About Felixstowe

I turned up at the station and the bar there had no decent real ale or low-alcohol beer.

In the end, I bought a hot chocolate in a cafe, which didn’t take cards. Luckily, I had some cash!

Felixstowe seems stuck in the 1960s. And boy, was it dull!

November 25, 2019 Posted by | Food | , | 2 Comments

Record Drop In Coal Use As Rich Nations Go Green

This is an article in today’s Times.

November 25, 2019 Posted by | World | , , | 2 Comments

Twice-Yearly Jab Could Replace Statins For Millions

This is an article in today’s Times.

As I have four B12 injections year, that would fit well with my health care.

November 25, 2019 Posted by | Health | | 3 Comments

More Expensive Promises From The New Monster Raving Loony Party

Every day we get more expensive promises from Corbyn and his loony friends.

Are they intending to get over a message that they will bankrupt the country?

But we’ve not seen the last big money promise from Corbyn’s Department of Silly Ideas.

It is so sad, that Screaming Lord Sutch has passed on, because he would be having fun at Corbyn’s expense to our delight! Now he did believe in silly policies.

  • Lowering of the voting age.
  • Abolition of dog licences
  • Passports for pets.
  • Longer pub opening hours.

This election is being fought by one party with a promise of Get Brexit Done and the other with a promise of Spend Spend Spend.

Unfortunately, the Labour Party might find government in the real world more difficult, than in their silly fantasies.

Evereybody should prepare themselves for Ed Milliband’s mansion tax and a wealth tax.

 

November 25, 2019 Posted by | World | , , , | Leave a comment

The NHS And Prices For US Drugs

On the BBC’s Wake Up To Money this morning, an NHS expert; Helen Buckingham, from the Nuffield Trust, talked about the NHS and the prices for drugs, developed and produced in the United States. These are points Helen made.

  • Various people in the US, would like the UK to pay the US price.
  • The UK price is determined because the NHS is a bit customer and tends to buy centrally.
  • In the US, it is illegal for hospitals and health organisations to deal as a group.
  • Countries like Australia get their drugs at a good price from the United States under the recent trade deal.

Obviously, this is how I read, what Helen said, so if you’re really interested listen to the podcast.

November 25, 2019 Posted by | Health | , | 2 Comments