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Steam Locomotives come to King’s Cross

It’s good to see our heritage railways taking advantage of the crowds at King’s Cross station this week. The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have two historic locomotives and a coach on display in the booking hall concourse at King’s Cross from today through to Sun 24...

The Elephant in the Garden

So where do old Boeing 747 Jumbos go to die?¹ Well, most of them wind up in the aircraft “boneyards” scattered around the world, some are cannibalised for parts, and a few end up as ornaments, attractions or exhibits. Yesterday, I reported on one that is destined...

Capt Scott’s Antarctic Legacy in Cardiff

There was a public auction today, of memorabilia and documents from the British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09, also known as the Nimrod Expedition. A ‘hat-tip’ to former colleague, Matthew Teller, for spotting it and posting it on Twitter. The Lots 1-6 being sold off in Golding Young &...

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