Relief Sophistication Replaces Shelter
For those who may wish to instate a pilgrimage to test the new toilets and celebrate with residents by chomping into a portion of cod and, Hathersage is west of Sheffield and a very pleasant ride out by bus.
Sadly, there is no plaque on the chip shop in Scunthorpe where Elvis worked for many years after his "death".
Livery Delivery No 237
It is, indeed, true that trains in the Netherlands have shown a preponderance of yellow in their "livery", usually paired with blue.
The word livery comes from French as do most things of sophistication. Stuff (food, clothing) that was provided for servants was "livree" - disbursed and de-livered. At some stage the word became used for the design of staff clothing and the idea migrated to the style of painting on carriages (horse) and later railway.
The modern theory is that "Livery" should indicate ownership and impart a sense of quality and purpose to the vehicle, thus (as someone once said) creating desire.
It used to be guiding principle that "livery" should enhance and uplift that shape of the vehicle, choosing colours to aid recognition and define quality.
Undoubtedly the Great Western Railway's chocolate and cream hauled by a spotless and shiny green "Castle" was the best at desire creation.
Exmoor Coaster - A P.S.
Talking Of Livery
Let's hope so.
Whoops! Got It Wrong?
Anyway, it's not happening.
But there is a veiled threat in the press release, namely, "when this is all over, expect stonking fares increases."
Now that will be a really good way to encourage people back to the bus!
A Prince And Princess from Peco
Recently the company has announced its latest loco, this time for OOn9 (narrow gauge). It is to be a model of the Festiniog Railway celebrities Prince ...
CAD "renders" have been released which give a guide as to what the model will look like ...
The development of "ready to run" models for narrow gauge is a feature of the modern industry and this very tiny loco will be well received by the narrow minded modellers.
The estimated price of £150. It would be a very nice Christmas present for a modeller seeking to re-create some of the Great Little Trains Of Wales!
More bits and pieces tomorrow.
Next Variety blog : Sunday 6th June