Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mad Doug Biker, 11 May 2013.
This morning at 08.30 northbound through New Barnet ---
I had intended heading out to see it northbound, maybe at Colton Junction, but a neighbours funeral is taking place later this morning
Looking good though!!
Sounded good as well. A driver who knows how to drive it. Well notched up and going at quite a speed.
Taking father-in-law down to this shop tomorrow, for a look around (& maybe a few purchases?)
Ask about their "seconds" room. Often it's nothing more than damaged packaging/boxes, but there's bargains to be had in there. Staff will try and match what you want, with what they can get, without patronising.
Thankyou for that information
I'm hoping he'll indulge, & save the gift vouchers (for something special) we got him for the nearest shop, which is; http://www.goinglocomodels.com/
It's a bit of a bind to get to, from our side of Sheffield
Quite a good stock, & the suspension bridge, over the sales-counter in the 'Pre-Owned & Americana' shop was impressive
We went, after calling back at home. & he spent a few ££
I went to King's Lynn, with 'Senior Management' on Monday evening, as she was at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in a consultancy role
I drove us down, then took her to the 'QEH', & went into the town, parked up, and just wandered around taking photographs
One of the first places I passed, & parked not far from was...……….
Heck it still has wooden buffers on a bay platform
It has a good station cafe too.
Then, after picking her up, from her meetings, & heading home - which would have been basically, just the A17, A1, M62 (but for a 'Great North Road' detour. from Markham Moor)
We re-crossed this beauty!!!
It spans the River Nene, carrying the A17
It was built as a shared 'road-rail' (the left side. as we look at it
As late as 1955, the railway was shown!
I was contemplating where to get dinner, later, but ended up elsewhere
I think I'll have to take father-in-law here (& SWMBO too)
I've been before, but they haven't
Running days, all year, every Sunday, apparently!!
New York had an elevated railway.
Yes it did, does it still???
Then there's that, wonderful, inverted monorail in Wuppertal
North of 149th St, it ran until 1973, other segments closed by 1955. Chicago has an extensive "El" Train, New York went to subways as the tenements were torn down, and better apartment buildings were built with tenants more fussy about all the noise. Chicago, it's just considered a fact of life, which it is. While there is some subway south of the Loop,(central business district) most of the soil and water table are less than conducive to subways. Wuppertal, the U-Bahn hangs over the river.
Here's some soothing "El" action for you.
Somebody elses film. There's miles and miles of this, running from downtown in all directions, and out to O'Hare Airport. Actually into the terminal. Also up to Evanston, by way of Wrigley Field.
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