Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Railway Garden Competition - Also Abroad

This from Storm Force...

This taken on a recent trip at Sveti Rok ob Sotli in Slovenia.

The train is stopped in the station!

Railway Garden Competition - Abroad

This from Tb...

This view of Alstetten in Zurich just shows how poor the Swiss railways are compared to Britain.

Note that there is no garden to admire between the extended service intervals and no fence to lean on at the platform end.

Also there are no signs telling me what I can and cannot do - help!

In the panic that such unbounded freedom causes, I realised that Network Rail should offer it's consultancy services to help the Swiss correct both their poorly maintained infrastructure and lackluster punctuality record, for which they are rightly pilloried.

if they try hard enough, they too can achieve post Hatfield levels of performance?

Pointless signs - A60 stock

With a bowler tip to Oily Spanner...

A bit worrying that this obvious piece of information has to be displayed in the driving cab of Underground trains.

Maybe driverless trains are the answer after all?

Pointless signs - Smethwick Rolfe Street

This from D0260...

How's this for a cracker, seen last week at Smethwick Rolfe Street station between Wolverhampton and Birmingham on the WCML.

It has two completely useless signs as well as a garden on the platform.

The sign nearest is so rusty , that nothing at all can be read on it, I haven't a clue what it used to say.

The second sign in six foot tall overgrowth says "Passengers must not alight here".

Really!!! Prizes surely for ideas how that would be possible anyway.

The final shot shows the vertical garden wall of greenery taken from where I was standing, looking in the opposite direction

There were enough poppy seed heads visible to be of interest to Afghan producers.