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Old March 20th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #1181
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I read a TGV "La Poste" is visiting St Pancras in the morning (21/3). Does anyone know why?
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Old March 21st, 2012, 12:49 AM   #1182
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That is "The Night Riviera" Mk3 sleeper stock. Runs London Paddington - Penzance via Reading, Taunton, Exeter, Plymouth, Truro. More details at http://www.seat61.com/Cornwall-sleeper.htm
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Old March 21st, 2012, 12:57 AM   #1183
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I read a TGV "La Poste" is visiting St Pancras in the morning (21/3). Does anyone know why?
It's a trail for a high speed rail freight network that should start in 2015

see:
http://www.londoncarex.com/news_in.php?news=16
http://www.eurocarex.com/
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Old March 21st, 2012, 01:02 AM   #1184
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I read a TGV "La Poste" is visiting St Pancras in the morning (21/3). Does anyone know why?
Reading the UK rail forum it sounds like a test for possible future services and how unloading would work. Certainly interesting.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 03:49 AM   #1185
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Old March 21st, 2012, 03:50 AM   #1186
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Old March 21st, 2012, 03:52 AM   #1187
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Old March 21st, 2012, 03:52 AM   #1188
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Old March 21st, 2012, 03:54 AM   #1189
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Station pub. I really like the interior.






Old style fonts used in the pub


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Old March 21st, 2012, 04:18 AM   #1190
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How many people a year knock themselves out running into that wall at platform 9 3/4?
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Old March 21st, 2012, 06:05 PM   #1191
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The new elements/additions of King Cross are awesome. The fake-old ones are hideous. Overall they cancel each other but get kudos for at least being brand new.

Why not enclose and hide all the old station altogether or use some reflective glass to conceal it?
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Old March 21st, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1192
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Why conceal such a brilliant trainshed and excellent brickwork?
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Old March 21st, 2012, 11:14 PM   #1193
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Why conceal such a brilliant trainshed and excellent brickwork?
Suburbanist is always trolling projects where they don't simply tear down "old stuff".
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Old March 21st, 2012, 11:21 PM   #1194
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Suburbanist is always trolling projects where they don't simply tear down "old stuff".
Yet has SPQR under his name.

The Senate and the people of Rome loved old stuff and hated new stuff. Oh, and their empire fell about 1600 years ago. Irony!!
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Old March 21st, 2012, 11:26 PM   #1195
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Unlike the other half-dozen forummers pegged to my Ignore List, suburbanist is the only one whose postings I unmask, reveal, albeit seldom and very few's worth to boot sorry! I had previously muddled sotonsi's name with sotavento's
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 07:13 AM   #1196
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Why conceal such a brilliant trainshed and excellent brickwork?
Because it interferes with the otherwise nice curved patterns of the new addition.

Anyway: at least they improved the station there.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:43 PM   #1197
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Interferes!? For God's sake the new addition was designed specifically to complement the existing structure.

You really are a doofus.

Never mind, I'm sure you'll humbly recant when it is shortlisted for various architectural awards.....
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 02:24 PM   #1198
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Humbly recant? Ha. I'll bet you that wont happen.

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Anyway, the new Kings Cross Station is just amazing. I must say London is really doing it well with modernising its stations. Next up, London Bridge?
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 03:59 PM   #1199
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IIRC, Weren't they the same 'hinges' that the National Trust wanted to keep, but the designers of St. Pancras station wanted out, when BBC2 showed The £800m railway station a few years back?

(It's worth trying to 'obtain' that programme as well)
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:54 PM   #1200
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For a prominent terminus that's had so much painstaking care and detail devoted to its retrofitting, how did its flimsy track-end buffers come to be? What authority's responsible for certifying, licensing their existence? My image search is yielding no close-up of the seemingly static buffers photographed below:
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