The South West Falcon (also Stagecoach) represents one of the greatest developments of recent years. Running hourly between Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol ...
Every two hours Sheffield to Manchester?
At least two buses required Monday to Saturday running well outside Hulley's geographical comfort zone?
And starting at the end of October, running on into winter thus losing potential walkers, ramblers, strollers, hikers and "isn't the view nice"-ers as the nights become dark and the icy blasts blast icily over the Pennines.
And with the evil Virus lurking threateningly over the lives of possibly brave passengers?
So, tomorrow, when fbb has recovered from the shock, he will look in more detail at what is there now (more pointedly what WAS there!) ...
In case you wondered about the tease on Hulley's Facebook page, the new X57 (following the A57 - clever eh?) will passssssss the Sssssssnake Inn.
Odd Overscale Station - Odd Over Scale School
fbb did report that one of his low relief buildings was constructed from bits of old Hornby station and signalbox kits, having received same in a bag of model railway junk unwanted by a Seaton Charity Shop.
A neat way to make more money from the deep pockets of railway modellers.
Keeping Us All Safe!
It has become a bit of a one-upmanship competition, seeing how "safe" transport operators can make their passengers. The railways have come up with something like this, as reported by correspondent Dave.
South eastern have started a wonderful new facility telling customers how busy trains are...
The implication, especially if you read the media stories about it, is that their trains are clever enough to “weigh” the passengers and report back loadings etc, but this is, actually, total hogwash, as no southeastern metro or Mainline stock can do this... so it’s not live at all, at best it’s a guess, and not from "today’s" service of course ...
Here is what they say:-
The downloaded page is from a station so obscure that you can understand the lack of data - it shows departures from the little-used halt called London Victoria!