It's terrific by train

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Oct 04, 2011 23:25

Trains. Lego. Hayman. EPIC WIN.

Don't know if this has featured on Anorak before, but what an oversight if not;



Next week: Annemari Davies on a Routemaster, rendered in Stickle Bricks.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Oct 04, 2011 23:26

PS Anyone else noticed how much the Lego Hayman looks like Mike Read?

He'll be trying to ban the Lego version of "Relax" next, I tell thee.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by oldgreentieon » Sun Nov 06, 2011 21:22

Travelling by train gets even more pant-wettingly exciting when your train shunts onto a ferry, crosses a body of water, then rolls off at the far shore and continues its journey. Blimey, I didn't know trains still did such a thing! The Rome-Sicily sleeper I was on recently did exactly this, across the Strait of Messina. We were allowed to get off the train and wander round the deck upstairs during the 15 minute crossing. Incredibly exciting for ferry and train nerds/fans. And there are crazy cheap "mini" fares available at the moment from Trenitalia - something to do with celebrating Italy's unification anniversary. So 32 euros got me a couchette in a 4-bunk cabin all the way from Rome to Syracuse. 38 euros from Catania to Rome on the way back. Bloody brilliant bargains.
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Re: It's terrific by train

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by mkgleeds » Tue Dec 20, 2011 20:22

I must admit when i saw the list of least used stations here;

http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2011/ ... orner.html

I did feel the nerdy urge to visit them

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Post by moopind » Wed Dec 21, 2011 18:42

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by bocken » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:47

An actual live train http://bbarker.co.uk/eastCoast/

1045 Leeds - London Kings Cross right now.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:04

bocken wrote:An actual live train http://bbarker.co.uk/eastCoast/

1045 Leeds - London Kings Cross right now.
Oh, I like!

One day they'll get Street View working along the railways as well. This will make me HAPPY.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:17

Lovely. I knew there was a good reason why I had to stay at home all day.

I like that when I clicked on Streetview I got a little steam train in a carpark. Ooh, and now it's crossing Cleveland Street in Doncaster. Hopefully that's what the future looks like.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by carney » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:56

It appears to be off the coast of Ghana. Have I done something wrong?

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Post by humblebee » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:57

Stuck at a red signal now. In the middle of nowhere. Well, Grantham. So yeah.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:59

carney wrote:It appears to be off the coast of Ghana. Have I done something wrong?
Have you tried clicking 'Centre'?

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Post by String Bean Jen » Fri Feb 10, 2012 17:21

I always get a bit really? when I tell Londoners (who have lived here for at least a few years) that I live in Brockley and they respond that they've never heard of it and don't know where it is. [this happened last night] Do you not spend endless hours staring at the intersecting lines and colours that is the London rail map?
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by mkgleeds » Fri Feb 10, 2012 19:24

This was the joy that was ahead of me this time last week
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Service update 08:53 London Kings Cross to Cambridge due 09:54
More info
This train will be delayed and is expected to be 571 minutes late from Stevenage.
This is due to a train fault.
Calling stations
Scheduled Expected Destination
08:53 08:53 London Kings Cross
08:58 08:58 Finsbury Park
09:17 18:48 Stevenage
09:22 18:53 Hitchin
09:26 18:57 Letchworth Garden City
09:29 19:00 Baldock
09:37 19:08 Royston
09:54 19:25 Cambridge

Have to make the same journey tomorrow - lets hope its better than that.


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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:49

How did I miss this? Amazing. Bizarrely I came on here to say I've been on Google Street View all morning, and it really made me wish there was a Rail View as well. Admittedly it wasn't so much about Liverpool Street station but just so I could have a go on the Canadian railways.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by crystalball » Tue Mar 20, 2012 21:07

Did anyone just watch the programme on BBC Four about the Mumbai railway? Fascinating stuff. They carry six million passengers a day. SIX MILLION! A DAY!

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by julieocean » Tue Mar 20, 2012 22:56

I am going from Leicester to Lincoln once a week at the minute and I think this is possibly the worst train journey I've ever been on. I usually love travelling by train, but it's so slow and tedious, especially on the way home. I had no idea there were so many stations between Lincoln and Newark and once I get to Nottingham it takes another 45 minutes to get back to Leicester because it also stops at all the Ivanhoe stations. I wouldn't mind, but they're not even pretty to look at!

Also there's this really weird pricing thing on the outward journey, which means if you catch the 8.30 to Nottingham and catch up with the 8.25 from Leicester a full price ticket costs nearly TEN POUNDS less than catching the 8.25 in the first place.

The only saving grace is that if you do that it only costs £12 return with a rail card, which I suppose is not bad for a two hour journey.

It's also cheaper than the DVD of the same journey (I have no idea why anyone would want to buy this).

http://www.225studios.co.uk/10-leiceste ... -217-p.asp

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Mar 21, 2012 08:35

The train journey from Nottingham to Lincoln is only marginally less worse than the train journey between Lincoln and Grimsby. My heart sinks every time I hear the words Fiskerton, Bleasby and Burton Joyce.

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