Saturday, 25 April 2009

Wishin' and hopin'

Telegrammed by our Independent Expert
The historic wishing well on the southbound platform of Dunbar marks the point where Britain's railways first crossed the border.

It is pictured from one of the few daily NXEC trains that stops here.

All who oppose the gating of the line by Richard Bowker's henchmen might care to chuck a penny in.

There is of course no truth to the rumour that it is emptied each night, in a desperate attempt to cover the franchise premium.

Hull Mail confuses arse and elbow

Exciting news from the East Riding!

The Hull Mail reports on a local lobby group's meeting with My Lord Adonis to discuss "reopening" a railway route:

Minister hears Beverley-to-Hull rail case

Perhaps they could extend the scheme to include Bridlington and Scarborough as well.

Level crossing or level furious?

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The goths and vandals of Network Rail continue on their course of pillage through the nation's Victorian rail heritage.

After upsetting the genteel residents of Frinton by removing their cherished gates in the middle of the night they have repeated the process in the charming mid-Wales town of Caersws.

This week the residents were horrified to find the gates gone and a hideous grey metal stockade surrounding the station.

Shame the wreckers can't turn their attention to some modernist monstrosities like Euston, Blackpool North or Fort William.

Other suggestions from Eye readers welcome!