Category Archives: railways

Wandering is a part of the American Spirit

As you go about your day on Miami South Beach, you could be forgiven for thinking that everyone comes to Miami, but nobody is actually from Miami. Of course, that is how the City and the Beaches began.  South Florida, … Continue reading

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Day One, Slate One, Take One.

Something strange might happen at the Oscars this Sunday night. At some point during the evening, as the Hollywood glitterati are giddy on the excitement of the awards a sober moment will come. That is when the Academy will remind … Continue reading

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The King’s time to Mumbai

They call it Brunel’s Billiard table. They do so, because across the entire 110 miles of the Great Western Railway line running between London and Bristol, there is a drop in gradient of only one foot – making it so … Continue reading

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The first to be taken ill was a woman in her forties.  She had just arrived into the station on her usual train and was walking along the platform when she was overcome and fainted.   People stopped to help, and … Continue reading

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An Orphan of Manchuria

When the sensei declared the school day over, the children ran out into the hot August afternoon. Nine year old Masao Nakajima did what he always did. He ran across the small town to the edge of the airbase, where … Continue reading

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