Author Archives: Paul Rennie

Elizabeth Line • London • 2022

The new Elizabeth Line, also called Crossrail, will open shortly. You can read about it here https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/mar/13/elizabeth-line-crossrail-opening-london This is a new extended underground line, from east to west, and from Chelmsford to Reading. The scale of system is several orders … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman • Canterbury West • 2022

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Railway Film • Train Again • Peter Tscherkassky • Austria • 2021

The Mubi streaming service are showing the short experimental film, Train Again (2021) by Peter Tscherkassky. The film revisits, in accelerated form, his earlier film referencing the famous railway film of the Lumiere brothers… I’ve posted before about the railway … Continue reading

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French Railway Poster • TGV • SNCF • 1990s

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Railway Toy • Galt • GB • c1970

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Shinkansen • Japan • 1964+

Japan House, London, have just me a wonderful post about the history of Japan’s high-speed bullet train. Now, on the verge of super-high-speed maglev (magnetic levitation) trains. You can see their original post, here https://www.japanhouselondon.uk/discover/stories/shinkansen/?utm_campaign=1056931_JHL%20Newsletter%20-%20February%202022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotdigital&dm_i=4RMY,MNJ7,2JB08B,2QQSP,1 I’ve posted before about Japanese … Continue reading

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Railway Fashion • Chanel • 20C

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Railway Drawing • Jiem • 2011

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Music of the Rails • TGV Level Crossing

This short film combines a few of the sounds I’ve been posting about in my Music of the Rails thread – Bells, doppler effects and train noises all together. It’s not really music yet, but it could be… This is … Continue reading

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Music of the Rails • Singing Trains

The “singing” comes from the Siemens GTO-VVWF power converters which create a musical scale when the train begins to move…

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