Monday, 7 December 2009

Germans resolve National Train shortage

Whilst our beloved Department for Transport vacillates over new rolling stock orders, our Teutonic friends have solved the problem.

This from the Police Oracle...

The six-seater train - made out of garden furniture and salvaged train parts - was powered by an electric motor and even had its own refreshments car in the shape of a crate of beer.

Vorsprung durch technik as they used to say.

UPDATE: This from a Mr Fergy-Lee...

Here at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, we have been providing innovative transport solutions for over half a decade! Please see attached.

‘Muriel 2’ was our first piece of motive power and still exists somewhere in our extensive fleet. It is a 1-A petrol electric and is capable of several miles per hour.

Frankly, anything above a crawl and you feel very close to God…