Monday, 31 January 2011

More piccies of celebrity loco 70012 'Powerfall'

These fine images from Captain Ahab...

Freightliner has apparently denied that this is a design mod in preparation for returning traffic to the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

DB continues to view GB as second class market

This by way of a gratuitous dig at the WSMR closing, Class 66 exporting and WiFi avoiding Deutsche Reichsbahn...

In a major boost for rail passengers National Express East Anglia (NXEA) is to fully introduce wi-fi facilities on its Norwich to London intercity service from 1 February. The completed initiative will be formally launched by key representatives from the region’s business community on an NXEA intercity service on Tuesday 1 February.

Meanwhile, still nothing from Arriva Cross Country on when it might meet its franchise obligations...

Now Chinese lobby to supply trains to UK

As usual, Eye is bang on the nail!

This posted by our columnist, The Marsham Street Observer, on Wednesday the 19th January...

The place [Marsham Street] is awash with ministers, ambassadors and plenipotentiaries from France, Germany, Spain, China, and Korea all vying to lay their manufacturers plans for an HST successor before King Hammond.

This from yesterday's Sunday Times' Business Section...

China has launched a big charm offensive to win ministerial support for its plans to supply Britain with cut-price bullet trains to run on a second high-speed line.

Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to Britain, is understood to have met ministers to discuss the order for superfast trains

Where Eye leads, others follow!

Crow claims phone hacked

Exciting news from Crow Bar Bob!

Apparently the great man believes that his mobile phone may have been hacked, along with those of other really famous people.

This from the Evening Standard...

Lawyers acting for the general secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union have written to the Metropolitan Police asking them to look into suspicions that Mr Crow's phone may have been hacked into between the year 2000 and the present day.

There may of course be another perfectly good explanation as to why nobody appears to have left a message for Bob over the last 10 years?