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Posted on 2 Feb 2013 10:18:42 GMT
Ian says:
Yep, the Rail Bridge was recently repainted with magic paint and the expression is no longer..

last I read on the Road Bridge was that it would be out of commission by 2020 if they don't fix it and it'll take a decade to build the new one (The Fifth Forth Firth bridge; say it quickly 3 times, you'll learn to love it). That appears to mean 3 years of getting the train or driving to Kincardine. I'm already looking for a secondhand car ferry to start a new business...

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 10:14:34 GMT
easytiger says:
Yep, that's the one I mean, The Forth Rail Bridge. Treat yourself to pint in S.Queensferry before sunset and see it from underneath. It's a photo.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 09:09:48 GMT
hi e.t., think it's the railway bridge they painted thus, as doubtless some trainspotter will be able to confirm...

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 09:00:47 GMT
easytiger says:
They aren't taking the original out of commission just a couple of years after they painted it with stuff which meant they didn't have to paint it every year? It was like "The Man in the White Suit" in S.Queensferry when the news broke.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 08:45:56 GMT
Ian says:
There's already 2 bridges at Kincardine and 2 at Queensferry, so it is definitely The Fifth Bridge.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 08:34:06 GMT
better go for it soon, smitty, it's going to be replaced (by the "fifth" bridge, as i hope they name it)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 07:50:14 GMT
easytiger says:
New coach should bring some e's with him; only way Scotland are going to come off the pitch happy.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 01:23:22 GMT
china cat says:
What's this 2013 you're on about - did I miss something?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013 16:57:09 GMT
Yes! That would be good. Never been across it, yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013 16:56:32 GMT
Thanks, Dan! Scotland has some stunning scenery, no doubt about it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013 16:56:08 GMT
of course, of course, that's the best thing about this discussion format, the winding nature of the chat. As for the rugger, I will be viewing with very low expectations, but will be interested to see what difference the new coach makes.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013 16:54:18 GMT
ranger says:
Probably not a popular opinion but....if you missed the 50s and 60s you've been royally mugged off.
As such the clever money is to treat 2013 as if it doesn't exist and, funnily enough, modern technology does allow us to be divorced (mercifully) from 99% of news, film, TV, pop music if we want to be........and I do.
Going back to my Jin Records Rock 'n' Roll CD now (recorded '58-'61).

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013 16:44:01 GMT
hi butler, mea culpa for starting the "memorable-train-journeys" digression, but must admit sometimes these deviations from original topic can be of interest. i too will be glued to screen tomorrow for the england-scotland match, but wouldn't put any money on us causing what would surely be an upset ; don't think we've won at twickers for c. 30 years. we've got a good-sized pack tho'.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013 15:55:18 GMT
Not if it's the train taking me to the pub tomorrow to watch the Calcutta Cup. I'll take a picture for you when I cross the Forth Bridge.

Posted on 1 Feb 2013 13:48:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2013 16:23:01 GMT
J. Forbes says:
Despite what Johnson claimed, the finest prospect a Scotchman ever sees is NOT the high road that leads to England.

One wonders to what extent Boswell exaggerated Johnson's disdain for his (Boswell's) homeland. I suspect he was pulling Johnson's leg to some degree.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2013 10:30:41 GMT
Dan Fante says:
Lovely shots there. It's a beautiful part of the world.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2013 19:27:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jan 2013 20:21:44 GMT
Too late, Butler!

Is Modern Train Life rubbish?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2013 19:26:51 GMT
Fort William Mallaig is outstanding. Did it years ago before rubbish modern health and safety stopped one from being able to lean right out of the windows between carraiges to get a good photo.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66340104@N05/6068828928/in/set-72157629198466377/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66340104@N05/6071352602/in/set-72157629198466377/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66340104@N05/6064808036/in/set-72157629198466377/

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 19:06:52 GMT
nocheese says:
Probably sell Nice biscuits.

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 17:59:52 GMT
Derek W. says:
Do they sell biscuits on these trains then.......?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2013 17:59:37 GMT
Shhh! Pipe down or we'll be gettin' Portillo on here next.

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 17:57:32 GMT
In the usual fickle nature of Amazonian discussions our topic has now become great train journeys of world.
Trainspotter alert!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2013 14:36:44 GMT
ee, you were looky t' 'ave pine cones, n.cheese ; we had to lick tracks clean wi' t' tongue. & then our father would dance on our graves singing hallelujah etc.
smitty, yeah, it's a memorable journey ; up there with fort william - mallaig stretch of west highland line

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 13:57:05 GMT
nocheese says:
It certainly is - the train used to be fuelled by pine cones, before modern rubbish life took over.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2013 13:32:24 GMT
Narrow gauge railway, mountains!!! Now theres a journey worth taking.
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