It's terrific by train

yes we do, yes we do
a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:48

Has anyone been on the Pickering to Whitby line before?

bocken
Posts: 443
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:58
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: N8.
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by bocken » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:59

a layer of chips wrote:Has anyone been on the Pickering to Whitby line before?
Yep, 25 (!) years ago. I don't remember much of it, tbh. We ate fish and chips in Whitby. I was really impressed by the radar golfballs at Fylingdale but I'm not sure if I saw those from the train or if we drove past them another day. I don't think they're there anymore.

I'd go again.

User avatar
mimpkin
Posts: 860
Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 15:15
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/mimpers

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by mimpkin » Thu Aug 11, 2011 21:35

It's probably already here but just in case it's not, here is a classic for you train people.





totally wicked and equally ace

User avatar
mimpkin
Posts: 860
Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 15:15
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/mimpers

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by mimpkin » Thu Aug 11, 2011 21:37

totally wicked and equally ace


User avatar
wyvern
Posts: 835
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 09:48
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Friday Afternoons

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by wyvern » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:26

Sam, when I first went there Grosmont signal box was still in use by BR. I also remember being allowed to drink some Theakstons beer at the pub next to the station!!!
Sing as if you live in the early days of a better nation

User avatar
soft revolution
Posts: 2058
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 18:48
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/duncydunc
Location: somewhere in the bullring
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by soft revolution » Tue Aug 23, 2011 21:51

This stop motion video of abandoned Paris trainlines is pretty special - http://vimeo.com/22946666
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

User avatar
mightypie
Posts: 176
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:05

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by mightypie » Fri Sep 02, 2011 15:37

A really nice article here on the design on the British Rail logo http://testpressing.org/2011/08/british ... ry-barney/
It did make me wonder what design did win the competition for the logo.
Hey - you with the good taste and the sharp wit!

User avatar
crystalball
Posts: 5197
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 18:04
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/felters
Location: That London
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Fri Sep 02, 2011 19:28

mightypie wrote:A really nice article here on the design on the British Rail logo http://testpressing.org/2011/08/british ... ry-barney/
It did make me wonder what design did win the competition for the logo.
That's completely wonderful. Thanks! I think I need a cold shower after looking at those signs though... Ooof.

User avatar
graysonscolumn
Posts: 1202
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:31
Location: Sheffield, where I'm happy and it's nice.
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by graysonscolumn » Sat Sep 03, 2011 16:44

Don't know if this has been uploaded before, but it's a bit special.

"Snow" is a 1963 short film by Geoffrey Jones, depicting trains battling through that winter's big freeze (and the efforts to help them do that). It's accompanied by a stunning soundtrack by electronic music / musique concrete titan Daphne Oram, the co-founder (in 1958) of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.



As the Youtube clip confirms, Snow is available to buy as part of the BFI DVD "Geoffrey Jones: The Rhythm of Film" - http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_59.html

gc
Last edited by graysonscolumn on Mon Sep 05, 2011 23:59, edited 1 time in total.
Fifty Shades Of Grayson: http://thatmusiclist.blogspot.com

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Sep 04, 2011 17:58

We went from Goathland to Whitby on the North Yorks Moors Railway this weekend. Took 45 minutes to travel nine miles, but it was lovely. Very recommended, if a little bit pricey!

User avatar
Trev
Posts: 6877
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:56
Last.fm: lostmusic
Location: Cardiff
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by Trev » Sun Sep 04, 2011 18:00

a layer of chips wrote:We went from Goathland to Whitby on the North Yorks Moors Railway this weekend. Took 45 minutes to travel nine miles, but it was lovely. Very recommended, if a little bit pricey!
We did a few journeys on that line last summer after indietracks, a gorgeous railway journey.
not really here

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Sep 04, 2011 18:02

Sure is. Also, Whitby has more pubs per square inch than I've seen in a very long time.

User avatar
humblebee
Posts: 10543
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2007 16:33
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/atomicbeatboy
Location: Sheffields
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Sun Sep 04, 2011 22:39

graysonscolumn wrote:Don't know if this has been uploaded before, but it's a bit special.

"Snow" is a 1963 short film by Geoffrey Jones, depicting trains battling through that winter's big freeze (and the efforts to help them do that). It's accompanied by a stunning soundtrack by electronic music / musique concrete titan Daphne Oram, the co-founder (in 1958) of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl4pJwcE7JI

As the Youtube clip confirms, Snow is available to buy as part of the BFI DVD "Geoffrey Jones: The Rhythm of Film" - http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_59.html

gc
Oooh, I love that film. Stunning. Never seen anything else like it.

User avatar
crystalball
Posts: 5197
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 18:04
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/felters
Location: That London
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Mon Sep 05, 2011 13:59

humblebee wrote:
graysonscolumn wrote:Don't know if this has been uploaded before, but it's a bit special.

"Snow" is a 1963 short film by Geoffrey Jones, depicting trains battling through that winter's big freeze (and the efforts to help them do that). It's accompanied by a stunning soundtrack by electronic music / musique concrete titan Daphne Oram, the co-founder (in 1958) of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl4pJwcE7JI

As the Youtube clip confirms, Snow is available to buy as part of the BFI DVD "Geoffrey Jones: The Rhythm of Film" - http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_59.html

gc
Oooh, I love that film. Stunning. Never seen anything else like it.
This is all making me quite emotional. That Geoffrey Jones DVD is my favourite thing I've ever done at work. Although Snow is obviously magnificent there are some other mind-blowing things in that collection, like his chair-a-plane films.

Rail is all poetry as well:



Trains, eh. *sniffle*

User avatar
bulgariandisco
Posts: 199
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:59
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by bulgariandisco » Mon Sep 05, 2011 22:28

crystalball wrote: This is all making me quite emotional. That Geoffrey Jones DVD is my favourite thing I've ever done at work. Although Snow is obviously magnificent there are some other mind-blowing things in that collection, like his chair-a-plane films.

Trains, eh. *sniffle*
We were at the NRM in Shildon at the weekend and watched 'Snowdrift at Bleath Gill'.


L loved it. Thought of you, so I did...

They had a particularly sexy prototype Deltic on display. We always used to get excited at junior school when a Deltic rumbled past on the line at the edge of the playing fields.

Yes, trains...

User avatar
crystalball
Posts: 5197
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 18:04
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/felters
Location: That London
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Wed Sep 07, 2011 22:32

bulgariandisco wrote:We were at the NRM in Shildon at the weekend and watched 'Snowdrift at Bleath Gill'.

L loved it. Thought of you, so I did...

They had a particularly sexy prototype Deltic on display. We always used to get excited at junior school when a Deltic rumbled past on the line at the edge of the playing fields.

Yes, trains...
Aw, Snowdrift is wonderful. What's the NRM in Shildon like? Let's all go there.

My nesting instinct only extends to framing train pictures at the moment, and I was this |--| close to putting a photo of a Deltic on the wall. But it felt almost too hardcore. A bit of a beast, wasn't it?

This train talk is the best thing for this listlessness. I keep having dreams I'm on night trains which makes me feel all a-flutter.

User avatar
Trev
Posts: 6877
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:56
Last.fm: lostmusic
Location: Cardiff
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by Trev » Fri Sep 09, 2011 17:37

a layer of chips wrote:Sure is. Also, Whitby has more pubs per square inch than I've seen in a very long time.
This railway line is on flog it, right now....
not really here

a layer of chips
Posts: 18616
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 09:17
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/user/
Location: Nottingham, UK
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Sep 11, 2011 17:34

Trev - please don't watch Flog It! again.

User avatar
Trev
Posts: 6877
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:56
Last.fm: lostmusic
Location: Cardiff
Contact:

Re: It's terrific by train

Post by Trev » Sun Sep 11, 2011 18:01

a layer of chips wrote:Trev - please don't watch Flog It! again.
Aw, that nice man was on the train and everything.
not really here

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest