Monday, 19 March 2012

Network Rail eats, shoots and leaves - Official

Eye is indebted to Mr Rand for this photo and also salutes Network Rail!

This sign points unequivocally to the entrance of a station that was built on the site of a cross, which was erected to the memory of King George IV.

So no more of your 'Kings Cross' nonsense if you please!

Tories claim Northern transport budget too big!

This telling tale from the Newcastle Journal...

But speaking to The Journal, the Transport Secretary said the North was getting a fairer deal on cash for transport schemes - so much so that South East MPs had complained.

"I think it probably shows we are really starting to get that balance of investment. What's most important to me is to understand local priorities," she said.

Meanwhile Met-Cam and his NSE MPs still can't understand why they fail to capture seats in Northern metropoleis.

Pointless signs - Redhill

This from @cnsqpr...

Southeastern last ran there in '08 and FGW Link haven't existed since '06.

Alan Francis Pegler OBE - RIP

This via the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway website...

Alan Francis Pegler OBE

It is with great sadness that we report that Alan Francis Pegler passed away on Sunday 18th March 2012 after a short illness. He was 91.

As well as being the President of both the Ffestiniog Railway Society and the Ffestiniog Railway Company, Alan was also responsible for preserving Flying Scotsman after she was withdrawn from service by British Railways.

Alan Francis Pegler OBE: 16th April 1920 - 18th March 2012

Rest in Peace.

Railway Garden Competition - Basingstoke

This from the Mad Hatter...

The picture below came with a press release from South West Trains announcing the new look Basingstoke station.

Surely an early winner of this year's Railway Garden Competition?

UPDATE: This from
The Man By The Photocopier...

As Eye readers will see from this wider angle picture of the wizard new front end at Basingstoke, the SWT snapper must have crouched very awkwardly behind the hedge -- and one does wonder why.

After some years of press pics taken at silly angles, is the new craze going to be vegetation in every shot?

Can't wait.