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Already something new to view on "One for the train buffs" this morning, so this gets clagged here.

Plenty of old cars to view as well as the story of the probably long forgotten Motorrail service. Anyone ever use it in its heyday :?:

Good old boring non-shouty voiceover attempting only to transmit the story. Nice nostalgic moving pictures.



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In all of the FCF's entire history, and not before time, this is the first ever post about

Tugs!

Arises out of watching the river traffic comings and goings down at Tynemouth waiting for the Galleon Andalucia to make its entrance on Monday. Two large car carriers the Mermaid Ace, and the Aquarius Ace arriving and departing from the Tyne Car Terminal required the assistance of the Tyne Tugs.

No apologies a full 17 minutes, this is an excellent little film. The story allowed to be told by the crew, no put-on accents, clear as day to me and hopefully not too hard to pick up for others. Personally I like the musical background to some of the footage.



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I see they've got there own 'Suez - Ever Given' related incident going on in Cambridgeshire requiring a bit of heft from tugs :wink:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cxww2rnxzvlo

The impact on global trade is expected to be slightly less than the Suez incident though :-D
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For completeness Volvo have some of their eggs in the biofuel basket, in terms of developing trucks with the capability of running on a variety of fuels from eg Biodiesel B100, Hydrated Vegetable Oil HV100, and Bio Gas,
FCF Thread e-fuel, synthetic fuel, bio-fuel still alive?
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but also many of their eggs in the Electric basket.
https://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/trucks/electric.html



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There were Volvo busses operating in Gothenburg in the seventies fuelled by methanol produced from wood chippings, waste from the sawmills.

There are now Volvo busses operating in Borås that run on biofuel produced from domestic waste, that also in part runs the towns electricity generating station that uses the excess heat from that piped throughout the town to provide heating and hot water to most properties at very low cost to the consumer. That has been running since the late fifties.