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The Flying Scotswoman

I didn’t know there was a Flying Scotswoman, until I saw this InterCity 225 train, at King’s Cross station, this morning.

She was actually leaving for Leeds.



March 5, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | 4 Comments

In My Fathers Footsteps

This article on the BBC is entitled Hundreds Gather In Trafalgar Square To Protest Ukraine Invasion.

My father, who was born on the first of January in 1904, described himself as a left-wing Tory.

  • His great-great-grandfather had been a Jewish tailor, who possibly had been born in Konigsberg in East Prussia.
  • In his politically-active years before World War Two, he had been an opponent of both extremes of the political spectrum.
  • He had possibly been involved at the League of Nations in Geneva, which is something I aim to prove or disprove.
  • A couple of times he talked about the horrors of  the famines in Russia in 1931-33, but he never expanded on what he knew.
  • He was mixed up in the stopping of a member of the British Union of Fascists getting elected in the 1935 Norwood By-Election.
  • He was proud to have been at the Battle of Cable Street, when as he said, the whole of the East End, stopped Mosley and his blackshirts from marching through.

I heard him say a couple of times, that Stalin could have been worse than Hitler.

He would have approved that I went to the protest today, where I took these pictures.

It was all peaceful, as no supporters of Vlad the Mad turned up.

March 5, 2022 Posted by | World | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Polish Industry Calls For ’Full And Complete’ Sanctions On Russian And Belarusian Railways

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

This is the introductory paragraph.

Representatives of the Polish railway industry have issued a joint call for the European Commission to impose ‘full and complete’ sanctions on the Russian and Belarusian railways because of their logistical role in the invasion of Ukraine.

Sounds fine by me!

March 5, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Hydrogen Production Market To Reach $1 trillion, Says Goldman Sachs

This is a headline from Hydrogen Fuel News, that says it all.

March 5, 2022 Posted by | Hydrogen | | 1 Comment

EMR Refine Its All Day Complimentary Food Menu For First Class Customers

The title of this post, is the same as that as this press release from East Midlands Railway.

This is the details.

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has refined it’s all day complimentary food menu for its First Class Intercity customers, offering a range of options – no matter what time they choose to travel.

The changes will mean, instead of a small number of services offering complimentary food in the morning, the company will now offer a range of free food and drink items on all its longer distance Intercity services, all day, Monday to Saturday, with plans to extend the offer to Sundays in the future.

Customers travelling First Class during the morning will now be able to choose a hot complimentary bacon or sausage ciabatta, porridge, or a vegan breakfast burrito. While in the afternoon, they will be offered a chilled sandwich, wrap or salad, or the choice of a gluten free meal or vegan option.

Next time, I go to Nottingham, I’ll go First.

March 5, 2022 Posted by | Food, Transport/Travel | , | Leave a comment

106 Solaris Zero Emission Buses Headed To ÖBB Postbus’ Fleet In Austria

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

This is the body of the story.

Up to 106 zero emission buses are headed to Austria, where ÖBB Postbus is going to deploy them starting from 2022 – 2025. Solaris has signed another framework agreement with the Austrian bus company Österreichische Postbus AG. It stipulates a possibility to deliver up to 106 battery-electric and hydrogen buses that would be deployed throughout Austria. The models offered include Urbino 9 LE electric and Urbino 12 hydrogen buses.

Solaris Bus and Coach is a Polish company, that is a subsidiary of CAF.

March 5, 2022 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , , | Leave a comment