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Top Platforms GB • 2017

Here’s a picture of the station platform at Rannoch Moor. The photo is included in a book of the 100 best railway stations in Britain, compiled by Simon Jenkins. Rannoch is the high-point of the West Highland line between Glasgow … Continue reading

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Derelict Platforms • Spain • 2017

Here is a picture of the railway staion at Canfranc in Spain…nothing is as grand as ruins, and nothing is as disconcerting and anxious making as a derelict railway… This station used to be one of the largest in Europe, … Continue reading

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Indian Railway • 2017

Here’s a terrific photograph of passengers on an Indian railway journey…they’re sitting on the roof!  

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My Favourite Feature Films…

My friend and colleague, Jaap, asked me for a list of favourite films…luckily I am the sort of person who  makes lists…and I had this to hand…I’ve added a note of any post that I’ve already made about the films. … Continue reading

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My Favourite Documentaries…(including some railway films)

My friend and colleague, Jaap, just asked me to compile a list of my favourite film documentaries on youtube. Here’s the list I posted to him…they’re not all railway films, but there are a few…I’ve made a note against the … Continue reading

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Michael and Me • 2011

Back in 2011, I bumped into Michael Portillo on the train at Folkestone…he was filming one of his journeys…they’re all on Box of Broadcasts…and also the later ones around Europe, and also the ones around the USA. Actually, that’s me … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelinn Concert Poster • 1975

Old-school concert poster for Led Zeppelin, circa 1975. Quite a nice steam loco too…

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Harry Dean Stanton

Here’s a picture of Harry Dean Stanton, walking the tracks…it’s from Paris, Texas (1984) by Wim Wenders. The film was one of the great films of the 1980s…

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Polish Children’s Book • Locomotive • Tuwin

I’ve posted before about the Polish children’s story, The Locomotive by J Tuwin and with illustrations by Lewitt and Him. It turns out that this book has been published, over and over, in various illustrated editions. Here, with pictures by … Continue reading

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British Rail Intercity 125 • Enamel Badge • 1970s

Lovely

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