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West Drayton Station – 22nd July 2021

West Drayton station is now substantially complete, as these pictures show.

There is obviously work to do including.

  • Finishing the station frontage.
  • Completion of the building on Platform 4 and 5.

The map from carto metro shows the lines through the station.

Thorney Mill is an aggregates depot on the former Staines and West Drayton Railway. There is also an aviation fuel terminal for Heathrow Airport at Colnbrook, which is further to the South.

I do wonder, if the former Staines and West Drayton Railway can be repurposed to improve the operation of Heathrow Airport.

August 2, 2021 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

Railway Engineers Build Beaver Pass On Highland Line

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Railway engineers have built what they believe is Scotland’s first ever ‘beaver pass’, to allow the animals to go under the Highland mainline.

Let’s hope the remedial action works, as otherwise, there’ll be increasing train delays caused by beavers, as their numbers and dams proliferate.

The Scottish NFU is also against the reintroduction of beavers, as this article on the Scottish Farmer, which is entitled Don’t Protect The Beaver illustrates.

I can see trouble ahead!

August 2, 2021 Posted by | Transport, World | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Reminder Of The Sixties

This advert at Angel station has echoes of me of a series of jokes of the 1960s.

I can only remember one!

Question: What is the definition of a mistress?

Answer: Something that goes between a master and his mattress!

 

August 2, 2021 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment