A brief visit to Cornwall

Tuesday 4th October 2022 Truro bus station Despite Saturday's rail strike I managed a quick visit to Cornwall over the weekend which entailed an unwelcome long drive as I had a commitment in Truro on Sunday morning I had to fulfill. As I seldom drive long distances these days the trip reminded me of the... Continue Reading →

The best rail map ever

Friday 8th December 2021 Regular blog readers will know how much I love a good map. So I was delighted to receive an invitation from a 'long time ago' colleague* in the bus industry, Alex Nelson, to a launch lunch for the latest edition of the splendid National Rail Map he produces every year as... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Journeys End

Friday 30th July 2021 I first met Ben Colson in 1977. He was working for Eastern Counties in Norwich and I'd been posted there for three weeks to undertake what was called 'comparative training' with the jointly managed West Riding and Yorkshire Woollen bus companies where I'd been working on the National Bus Company's two... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Ribble

Sunday 2nd June 2019 A totally biased book review for a Sunday evening. Ribble. Celebrating the centenary of an iconic bus company Roger Davies, the book's author, is a good mate; I've known him for over forty years; our paths first crossed when we both worked in Kent in the 1970s with Maidstone & District/East... Continue Reading →

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