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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#16 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:57 pm

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Quote: Voltman wrote in post #14
"Because of the different railway gauges involved, a single train cannot travel the whole route and the containers need to be reloaded at various points."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38497997

[URL]http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world
/first-direct-train-service-sets-off-from-china-to-east-london-a3432061.html[/URL]



That is hardly a direct service.
But to be fair in the olden days in this country Goods wagons could be transferred to five or six different trains to get them from one place to another.


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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#17 by Voltman , Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:34 pm

If we stop buying cheap chinese crap they won't need to transport it at all.


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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#18 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:02 pm

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If we stop buying cheap chinese crap they won't need to transport it at all.

They can always take our crap back to China


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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#19 by Voltman , Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:28 am


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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#20 by Voltman , Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:16 pm

It's arrived, worse luck.
Probably full of illegal immigrants, considering where it has been.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-b...KKBN1521XY?il=0


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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#21 by Slow Jo , Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Saw that train coming in tuesday,about 5 miles per hour ,dread to think what was in those containers.


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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#22 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:41 pm

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Saw that train coming in tuesday,about 5 miles per hour ,dread to think what was in those containers.

Rice probably.


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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#23 by Slow Jo , Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:45 pm

Could be take away's


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RE: Chinese Freight train on way to London.

#24 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:11 pm

Of course A beef Curry and Rice for everyone in the midlands.


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