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Gauge this for yourself!
Railroad tracks. The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England , and English expatriates designed … Continue reading
Posted in military, politics, veterans Tagged arse, choo choo, horses, politicians, rail gauge, romans, ruts, trains, wagons Leave a comment
On The Rails
The photo of the old steam engine posted on FB by my nephew from Bristol spike a memory from my distant past. Sailors today can hop on a plane and be home an hour later. Heck! they can even get … Continue reading
Posted in HM Submarines, HMS Cockade, hms ganges, Just Fooling, military, veterans Tagged 14 days, Belfast, dirty, ferrys, Heysham, leave, london, Portsmouth, tired, trains, travel 1 Comment