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Travel to China from London by train in 2 days

Can you imagine taking a two-day train ride from Shanghai to London? Or Singapore to London? What a fantastic trip that would be, and irresistible to all those European petchem travellers to the Asian business hubs. I just can’t wait.   My eye was caught by an inspirational map of the proposed high speed rail […]

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Railway news: plastics replace wooden sleepers

If you’ve ever used a old wooden railway sleeper to form the edge of a flowerbed, you’ll know that it’s a lot of wood. Peter T has spotted this interesting news that railroad builders are turning increasingly to polyurethane (PU) sleepers or ties, because they have “better dimensional and weather stability than wood and are lighter than concrete.” And so fewer forests will be chopped down to form railway tracks.

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