Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Only 8 hours 30 minutes for the trip. Today you can do it in 3 hours 16 minutes on a TGV, although you will want to leave from the Montparnasse station rather than from Austerlitz.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
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|Four screw turbine ship. 32,335 gross register tons, length: 212 metres, breadth: 27.5 metres, speed: 23.5 knots, passengers: 1,122. Flagship of Norddeustche Lloyd, biggest and fastest German passenger ship.|
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Quite cryptic this one: a topless brown woman with a rather hostile expression raises her arms against a mountainous landscape with a steam train in it, proclaiming in English (so presumably aimed at Americans), "For the same victory!"
The same victory as what? And what does sightseeing in Mexico have to do with it? This was the first full year of WW2, but America wasn't in it until December 1941, and Mexico wasn't in it until 1942.
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In fact according to this stuff article it is at the top of the new mayor's list of priorities. The local Member of Parliament for this area also wants to see the train continue.
Geoff Churchman's views on the issue, and a nice pic, are here
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
|FS class E636 locos (see earlier post)|
Situated at over 1 km in altitude, this town is close to the border with Italy and both road and rail have tunnels known as the Tunnel du Fréjus, see earlier posts. Freight trains from both France and Italy can be seen in the yard here and a changeover of electric locomotives from the 1,500 Volts DC of the system in this part of France to the 3,000 V DC of the Italian system. It is also on the route of TGVs from Paris to Turin (and Milan). The town's population was 3,400 in 2012.
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