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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

GarryRF ·
Back in the time when a watch was a sign of affluence these timepieces must have been a great show of wealth. This clock in Chester England was erected on the cities two thousand year old Roman Walls at about the same time as your example.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
Now THAT'S a clock, Garry....sensational!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

PHeymont ·
Since we're on turn-of-the-last-century clocks, here are a couple more. The first is the facade clock of the Musee d'Orsay itself, seen from the inside looking out over the Seine, and the second is a detail of the clock tower designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner for the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona. Just clockin' in...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

Samantha ·
This was one of my favorite museums in Paris. It is absolutely gorgeous like Islandman said. I love impressionist art and this place had quite a bit. I look forward to going back again one day. Thanks for the wonderful memories.
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Re: Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PortMoresby ·
As a huge fan of all sorts of surface travel, you had me going there for a moment. Until I realized I'd have to wear my chorizo disguise to get a ride on this train.
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Re: Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PHeymont ·
I’d have to agree there…visions in my head of having to stand out in the cold while the engines were changed (and sinister figures on the platform, with their collars turned up…thanks, Graham Greene, Eric Ambler, etc.). The author of the article may, at the end, have crossed a line, though with the words: “It is certainly an epic monument to the lengths we will go to meet our unfulfillable desire for things we don’t need.” I can’t see how those words apply to olive oil and chorizo…
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Re: Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: As a huge fan of all sorts of surface travel, you had me going there for a moment. Until I realized I'd have to wear my chorizo disguise to get a ride on this train. You could always disguise yourself as a ham or a can of olive oil. As I recall, there was a famous character on the Popeye cartoon who liked to disguise herself as Olive Oyle.
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Re: Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: You could always disguise yourself as a ham... That would definitely make the most sense, actually requiring no disguise.
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Re: National Railway Museum, York, England.

Travel Luver ·
Some absolutely amazing trains! Luv it!
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Re: The Tanfield Railway: Older than Steam!

Travel Luver ·
Love these old trains! Great post!!
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Re: The Tanfield Railway: Older than Steam!

PHeymont ·
You just added another trip to England to my bucket list! Thanks for the great story and pictures.
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Re: The Tanfield Railway: Older than Steam!

GarryRF ·
Beautiful collection of photos. But sad to see the railway graveyards. The steam trains are a credit to all those volunteers.
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Re: Austrian Railways add sleepers as Germany drops them

PortMoresby ·
Among my best travel experiences ever were two overnight train trips in single compartments, from Venice to Vienna and from Budapest to Munich, both on Austrian trains. I'm very glad to hear it's they who will continue these services.
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Re: Austrian Railways add sleepers as Germany drops them

PHeymont ·
I'm glad, too, especially since that Zurich-to-Hamburg-via Salzburg route will also connect to Munich; we have a 2018 trip in planning that counts on a Munich-to-Hamburg sleeper as part of the route (Rome-Verona-Bolzano-Munich-Hamburg).
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Re: Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

GarryRF ·
A wonderful "step into the past". Looks lovely Vivie.
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Free WiFi starts on Japan's 'bullet trains'

PHeymont ·
With demands for free and fast WiFi as the norm spreading all over, it's no surprise that it's been spreading in Japan, too. But up to now, on the railroads, not so much. That's changing!   Since May 1st, free WiFi has been available on the...
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Scotland gets new rail line, and steam, too!

PHeymont ·
Scotland is getting a new rail route today, the longest new route in the UK for over 100 years. The new Borders Railway runs from Edinburgh to a new station at Tweedbank, and aims to bring visitors to the southeast Borders region who otherwise might...
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Lost in transition? Tokyo station app can help

PHeymont ·
Tokyo's giant rail and subway stations, Shinjuko and Tokyo Station can be a puzzle even for locals who need to switch among many different lines...and for visitors it's even worse. But a new app is designed to save the day for both. Released last year for Tokyo station, it now covers Shinjuku as well, and works in either English or Japanese. It uses positioning beacons inside the stations to help the app show you where you are and where you have to go. You are represented by a bright blue...
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The Tanfield Railway: Older than Steam!

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the fascinating story of an English railway so old that it pre-dates the steam engine, and is still running today.
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Wylam Railway Bridge, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
A beautiful old bridge, Ian Cook photographs and shares monochrome images and a brief history of the Wylam Railway Bridge, Northumberland.
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National Railway Museum, York, England.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter visits the National Railway Museum in York, England. Check out its impressive exhibits!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2015: The Green Corridor, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Singapore is famously known for being a concrete jungle full of high rise buildings and futuristic looking skyscrapers but apart from the manicured parks and botanical gardens, there are many other green spaces not frequented by many visitors. One...
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Talk about green! Endangered sheep keep Swiss tracks mowed

PHeymont ·
The Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) has hired a crew of 80 sheep to keep the railsides mowed in areas where machines can't reach. The sheep are of the Skudde variety, a domestic variety that almost disappeared in the 1970s. The sheep are moved from town...
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Silk Road becomes the Silk Railway

PHeymont ·
There's a new long-distance champ for rail routes: an 8,077-mile run from Yiwu, China to Madrid, Spain. The first trip took 3 weeks, but that may improve as time goes on. The route will be run twice a month for now, connecting the biggest...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
    Paris is well known for its architectural splendor, and one highlight I experienced was a visit to the Musee d'Orsay , situated on the left bank of the Seine.  It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway...
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China Beats Out Japan for Indonesian Rail Project

Travel Rob ·
A joint venture between China Railway International and a consortium of Indonesian state companies won the $5.5 billion contract to build Southeast Asia's first high speed railway. It will go from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta...
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North York Moors Railway

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Original engines from the ages of steam, rebuilt and running on the North York Moors line from Pickering to Whitby. A truly memorable experience for lovers of steam.
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Powerview - Pine Falls, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger revisits the small town of Pine Falls. Situated on the banks of the Winnipeg River, it was a place he used to fish at in his younger years. A bonus was the discovery of a great old steam locomotive.
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Austrian Railways add sleepers as Germany drops them

PHeymont ·
Austria's railways swim against the tide, increasing overnight sleeper service at a time when other railroads are reducing them.
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Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

vivie ·
Vivie takes you to Ministers Island in New Brunswick. See how the estate showcases the hobbies of the late Sir William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway.
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May 23, 2018: Thomson, Georgia Train Station

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Old Georgia Railroad Railway Train Station, formally known as the Thomson Georgia Train Station Depot.
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Oaso Station, Saitama Prefecture, Japan (Where Gumbo was #288)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was at Oaso Station on the Chichibu Railway in Japan
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The Overseas Highway, Florida Keys

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images and details of a road-trip across the Overseas Highway, which connects the Florida Keys to the mainland. It is often called one of the best drives in America.
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Indian Railways - The Pride of India

Umakant Sharma ·
When it comes to railway transport, Indian railways are unbeatable as it has now served for more than 150 years and has gained much significance in the public transport industry of the nation. Indian Railways operate between 7,100 stations and it has 60,000+ professional coaches. This makes Indian railways the 4th largest rail network of the world. Post-launch period, the IRCTC (Indian Railways Giving in and Tourism Corporation Limited) has formed a strong virtual platform with lots of...
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Re: Indian Railways - The Pride of India

Professorabe ·
I have been on the Shatabdi Express and in Executive Class it is certainly a very comfortable ride - better than most European trains. I also enjoyed the food (which was included in the ticket price). But, as you say, there are many other services which are pretty poor. PS: IRCTC stands for 'Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation'
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Saitama Railway Museum, Japan

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us one of the world's best railway museums in Saitama Prefecture.
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