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Travelling Time in the Navy.

This is Amy, my honorary Granddaughter, I have know her since she was a wee baby. In one photo you see her wearing her cloud PJs and my cap, even way back then she was destined to be a sailor … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Trip Down Memory Lane

The British canal system was an important waterway to transport goods around England in the 1950’s. The product was mostly coal on the nearby canal when I lived  along the Great Northern Road close to Hemel Hempstead. The road to … Continue reading

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