Wednesday, 26 June 2013

St Clair: Lost in the Wilderness

St Clair

Lost in the Wilderness

St Claire tea plantation and railway halt, Sri Lanka

Gyan C A Fernando

In the very first issue of LRD (Lanka Railway Digest) we ran an article entitled:  “Glenanore: A well preserved plantationrailway siding in Sri Lanka”

 The article opened with the statement “Plantation railway sidings or estate platforms on the Sri Lankan Railway are little used nowadays, some have become stations and some have completely disappeared.”     More......

The Train Halt with No Name

The Train Halt with No Name
A Most Curiously Named Railway Halt in Sri Lanka 
Train Halt No 1
Gyan C A Fernando
Cartoon by N. Senthilkumaran
Many crowded trains pass through this station daily on the busy Coast Line of Sri Lanka to and from the capital, Colombo. Of the thousands of passengers who pass this rail halt not many know how it got its curious name.
Not many trains stop here anyway.
Train Halt No 1 in Sri Lanka
More....just clck link at bottom!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Wrong Type of Snow

“The Wrong Type of Snow” 
British Rail's Contribution to the English Language!

Gyan C. A. Fernando
Cartoon by N Senthilkumaran

In the winter of 1990-1991, when I was residing in Britain, there was a sudden cold snap. A few inches of snow fell and the temperature dropped well below zero. Nothing unusual but good old British Rail came to a grinding halt. (More: Click link at bottom)

The Wrong type of Snow