Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Exciting news from the BBC...
Apparently a man tried to board a train at Wrexham with a pony!
Makes a change from the usual sheep...
UPDATE: This, surprisingly, from Kendo Nagasaki...
Honourable Fact Compiler.
I believe that is Baker San with the latest motive power for the IEP Donkey Engine, which has been upgraded to Pony Propulsion.
This from Captain James Bigglesworth, DFC and Bar...
Can someone at Waterfront can explain the significance of this Ilyushin Il 76 strategic transport aircraft to a conference on 'Connecting the UK.'
The Il-76, NATO code name 'Candid', first flew in 1971. It was designed to operate from short rough airfields and carry up to 40 tonnes of tanks and guns.
Do Waterboard know something about McNulty that we don't?
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Good grief, Margaret Becket has finally realised that there is a train factory in her constituency under threat from the Axis.
This written answer given by Cruella on the 16 May 2011...
Margaret Beckett (Derby South, Labour):
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce the successful bidder for the Thameslink rolling stock order.
Theresa Villiers (Minister of State (Rail and Aviation), Transport; Chipping Barnet, Conservative)
My officials are continuing to evaluate the bids from the two remaining bidders in the competition to build the new trains for Thameslink. We are planning to announce the preferred bidder shortly.
Perhaps all will all become clear on Friday?
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The Silver Fox has broken cover, with quotes on vertical integration post McNulty, in today's Pink 'un.
But given that our Graham is now a Network Rail non-exec his utterances must have greater significance than just another old-railway man venting his atavistic two penn'orth worth on John Major's fragmentation of his railway..
Could this be the early stages of an old-railway putsch, with Mr Eccles emphasising the importance of having a single guiding mind for the Network in future? Who could this guiding mind be?
We'd vote for the Silver Fox like a shot, but we suspect he could be acting as Richelieu to Robin Gisby's Louis XIII .