Category Archives: transport

Biking For Boys #motorcycles #memories #walking

I’m not your classic petrol head. I passed my motorbike test in 1980 but my driving test took another 3 years and one epic fail (reversing round the corner and aligning ones vehicle with the pavement – a totally useless … Continue reading

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Trains, Planes And, Er, More Trains

Dad talked about catching the new Victoria Line when it opened in the late 1960s. He kept one of the new tickets that you put in an automated barrier rather than gave to a guard. Only many people couldn’t get … Continue reading

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It’s In The Post

I love trains. Both the real or the train-set variety. So when the Vet and the Pest Controller bought me a ticket to ride on the Mail Rail, I was in heaven. Do you remember the excitement of receiving a … Continue reading

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Going Underground: why underground stations can make me smile #architecture #artdeco

Warning: don’t be offended by the clip at the end but it is VERY rude so should you not like to hear certain words that have a long Anglo Saxon history but have recently been found to cause a degree of … Continue reading

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