Another mailing from Sheffield correspondent Roy introduces us to London Buses RML 2672.
Abroad-Thoughts from Home
Thanks to Robert Browning, poet
Oh, to be in Dresden
You do not just pronounce some German nouns – you measure them. The SDG is one of the fourteen partners in the Dresden Austerkarte ticket. It is the Sächsische (deep breath) Dampfeisenbahngesellschaft which operates three narrow gauge railways in the area.
Die Fichtelbergbahn fährt im oberen Erzgebirge von Cranzahl in die höchstgelegene Stadt Deutschlands, nach Oberwiesenthal. Die Lößnitzgrundbahn schnauft vor den Toren Dresdens von Radebeul über Moritzburg nach Radeburg. Die Weißeritztalbahn bringt ihre Gäste ins Osterzgebirge von Freital nach Dippoldiswalde.
As well as the delights of German compound nouns, Alan was impressed with one of their narrow gauge (?) locomotives.
I was vastly impressed, because it seemed to be four times as big and eight times as livid as any engine I'd ever seen before! To begin with, it had eight of everything, cow catchers and bells... and everything but the kitchen stove hanging all over it.
Alan was also impressed with the multi-modal multi-operator ticket advertised on the back of this bus.
Not Far From Funchal
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