But that creates another snag. Depending on how you set the points, you could send "red" electricity up the same piece of metal rail while "black" electricity is approaching from the opposite direction. An instant complete short circuit, spirals of acrid black smoke and nothing works!
After some delay it started at the end of February. Initially branded "Blue Bus" with a supposed fleet of five vehicles ...
In reply to fbb's email informing him of of Taz's emergence from his preparatory obscurity, Roger replied:-
I’ll give it a try in the next few days.
I’ve downloaded the app (yet another one) but it only seems to let me book a ride ‘from’ the airport not ‘to’.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
It's A Gas, Man!
fbb gathers that the above phrase was common in the Swinging Sixties. Worry not, fbb never swung!
In Celebration Of Non-Brexit Day?
A chum sent this picture of an ancient VR adorned in a swish livery promoting a music festival in Lille, France. Neither chum nor fbb can identify it. Can blog readers help the old man out?
After at least two years of rumours, Deutsche Bahn has finally announced ...
Who might want to buy? Presumably, for competition regulation reasons, none of the UK big three bus barons will be interested. National Express?
And rail is regarded as a financial and regulatory millstone these days. Offers on a postcard to DB HQ, please.
Et "Vive La Différerence." Hein? - Pas De Différerence!
Meanwhile in France ...
A few days ago fbb included Northampton Alan's picture of a rare telephone kiosk; a mini post office, in effect.
Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip countryside. The train journey is approximately 40 minutes over our 5 mile round trip. Ride as many times as you like on your visit!
We are one of very few steam railways where you can visit our engine shed and workshop, as well as enjoying our small museum, signal box, miniature railway, shop and café serving delicious home-made meals each day we are in steam.
As well as "proper" trains, they have a miniature railway with several locos including a scaled down Toby!
Tomorrow, as our well-read readers will know, is April 1st. Will fbb have a "canard" or two for his excited clientele?