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matty40s last won the day on May 26 2023

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  1. That was the main jist of the thread opener.
  2. My complaint is about the waste of money and destruction of natural England that this has caused especially now it is such a short sighted and limited project. Buying up all land 500 m either side of the intended line and removing all vegetation across beautiful areas, many more instances of incorrect concrete construction sizes on top of the viaduct cockup. Just the loss of the Bree Louise pub near Euston needed heads chopping off.
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  4. The white elephant continues its monstrous construction to save 2 minutes on a journey from stations not in the centre of either city at each end. Here is the palaver in the Colne Valley over the last few days.
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  6. Heres a pump-out boat on a canal this afternoon....
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  8. Today, boat crash at unidentified location...
  9. Tale of Two Fatties Pictured are 2 wide beams, the one on the right has been swinging the lead since before Christmas...mooring near to the A5 bridge, at one point exactly 14 foot and 3" across from another moored boat. The story is that is was ordered 2 packed, was launched last year, and it has all fallen off. It was taken to Whilton to get redone. Then it has come off again, so now, they are waiting for another 2 packing slot at Whilton and are happy to inconvenience local boater services since just before Christmas. The one on the left is getting lifted out and going Cambridge way. Unfortunately, they have opened a can of worms with the traffic police after trying to book a passage out of Whilton, turned down due to roadworks. The national exceptional load police gang have decided that not only can they make pots of money off the HS2 traffic, they have widened the net and now decided that boat traffic is a good revenue generator. So they have decided that the country roads from marinas are an ideal high risk journey, and quoted a fee of £2k for the Whilton to motorway journey. The boat was rebooked for a lift from Stowe Hill. Boats have been lifted in and out of here from lorries for over 40 years. Collingwood and New&Usel... have lifted hundreds in ... The new guidelines are that an escort is needed to and from the A5....a distance of 150m , the Heyford Lane section only So 2 police vehicles arrived at 8.15am and were on site until the lorry left at 10.30am. Cost to customer moving widebeam £2I, on top of carnage and lorry transport to cambridge way. ....and there may also be the same cost at the other end if the police movements gang have their eyes open and assessment forms ready!!.
  10. Good idea.. I'm new here... https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/real-life/i-run-business-narrowboat-no-28572245#amp-readmore-target
  11. The last Environment Minister Therese Cofferdam announced exactly the same thing a year ago. Similar to the last 4 Prime Ministers announcing 300k houses a year for the last 5 years.... Theres a massive difference between an announcement and an action.
  12. Nice little article about coal boat Roach.
  13. Sorry for your loss David, your Dad was probably known to my Dad who passed away last August. I have no doubt there will be a good turnout, and the weather will not matter if Uncle Joe's Mint Balls are available.
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