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Keep your nerves in Mexico - Friday March 11 2011

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In 1999 I had the privilege of spending many miles on ‘the point’ (in the cab) of a Wisconsin Central train as it headed north from Chicago, heading for the Canadian border via places with names like Stephens Point, Neneh and Oshkosh. Marvellous.

St Pancras movies as promised – March 9 2011

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As promised in my blog on March here are the movies I shot on the trusty old iPhone, giving a flavour of the superb event staged by HS1 at St Pancras International top unveil the massive Olympic rings hanging in front of the famous clock.

Steam is still the universal symbol for trains! – March 9 2011

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Steam is still the universal symbol for trains! – March 9 2011

I was really impressed during a recent visit to the new East London Line train depot at New Cross, not least because it’s packed into a quite small and awkwardly-shaped site and has thus needed careful design.

St Pancras never looked better - Tuesday March 8 2011

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St Pancras never looked better - Tuesday March 8 2011

I know, I know ... I promise to shut up about St P for a while, but the place just fascinates me!

Boris Johnson & McFly share the same gig ... at St Pancras International! - Monday March 7

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Boris Johnson & McFly share the same gig ... at St Pancras International! - Monday March 7

Every now and then a PR team come along who really know how to create almost surreal promotional events that appeal across the age groups and demographics and which really stick in the mind - which, surely, is a big part of the whole point of PR.

St Pancras' famous frontage emerges again! - Monday February 28 2011

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St Pancras' famous frontage emerges again! - Monday February 28 2011

After a decade or so shrouded in builders' screens and with it's zig-zag carriage road occupied by construction plant, delivery lorries and a double deck portakabin community, St Pancras'  famous Euston Road frontage is emerging again.

High Speed hysteria - March 3 2011

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High Speed hysteria - March 3 2011

High Speed 2 is at the eye of a storm of protest, principally by the Chiltern NIMBYs, who are currently making a great deal of noise objecting to the idea of the railway passing through their area.

Statin' the b******g obvious! - Tuesday March 1 2011

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Statin' the b******g obvious! - Tuesday March 1 2011

As RAIL's friend and colleague the Fact Compiler has been pointing out for many months, the railway often excels in providing pointless signs.

Historic survivors - Friday February 25 2011

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Historic survivors - Friday February 25 2011

Lots of historic structures have been turned to dust as the inevitable consequence of modernisation. Lots of wonderful buildings and other structures have of course survived and in many cases modernised for today's - and tomorrow's - use.

Tuesday February 22 - Aviation

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I know that for once the aviation industry was pilloried before Christmas when Heathrow ground to a halt for days on end because of snow...

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