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Adonis by name…

I thought it was the Real Tories who were the toffs, but actually it’s the New Party who trot out their unelected peers for the benefit of the press. We’ve already seen a lot of dear old Mandy, and a good thing too, because the more people see of him, the more they will be reminded of what he is. But today it was ‘Lord’ . . . → Read More: Adonis by name…

Newhaven Marine

The fabulous Jolyon Jenkins, the producer at Radio Four who is doing the show about ghost trains, sent me this excerpt from Hansard today…

3 Feb 2009 : Column 1135W

Newhaven Marine Railway Station

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date the last passenger train departed Newhaven Harbour Marine station. [249334]

Paul Clark: A passenger train service is still . . . → Read More: Newhaven Marine

Ghost trains?

I was wondering if any readers had any info on ghost trains? By which I mean ‘Parly trains’; those services which companies are forced to run because it’s cheaper to run them than to go to all the bother of closing them down. The most famous example is the weekly Stockport to Stalybridge service; but do you know of any other good ones I could . . . → Read More: Ghost trains?