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British Rail’s short experiment with travelling pubs
British Rail’s short experiment with travelling pubs

It’s May 1949 and British Rail was showing off its latest idea to please the public – a travelling pub.

Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style
Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style

Open for just four days – and closing on Monday – this is a chance to see one of the more forgotten aspects of railway design, the time when freight got an iconic makeover.

Book review: British Rail Designed 1948-1997
Book review: British Rail Designed 1948-1997

For all its many faults, British Rail was, for a while, one of the industrial design icons of the 20th century, and a new book has taken a look at how a state-owned monopoly was able to turn a collection of companies into a single dominant brand-name.

Over half million stranded at China train station

A report on Reuters makes me wonder if British Rail (or whatever they are called this week) are not quite as incompetent as we tend to think they are. Over half a million passengers could be left stranded at a

British Rail and the Flying Saucer

I was reading this week’s issue of The Economist and there was an article about commercial space flight, and how in the hype of the early NASA successes – companies were planning passenger flights into space. Naturally, the PanAm flight