K.t.K.
Thanks for the plug which rather speaks for yourself.
Thu Jun 03, 5:14

Speaking of "public transport" in England I'll have no complaint. Notwithstanding the "Tube" which beginnings are connected to 1875 when American Nathan R. Vail was supervising construction of London’s first streetcar system. This was Uncle Nathan (of Los Angeles) and catalyst to the Vail boys of Empire Ranch in Pima County.

During my 1998 visit to England I was so impressed with the fast trains which flew at 120 m.p.h. between stops. But I heard about the faster ones at 140. One side trip was planned for Barry, South Wales, not far west of Cardiff - a place I was compelled to see for personal reason....a special friend the same age as my mother... ...born and raised there....who shipped out of Barry Dock age 15 as Merchant Marine and never returned - never looked back. From London to Cardiff at 120 was a breeze.

    • Good To Have The Factmeister Backgobs, Thu Jun 03 1:57
      Kenny ... that would be the posh part of town ... planted so that us plebs on public transport can't see them spoiling good walks ... I know you play ... cheers
      • Thanks for the plug which rather speaks for yourself. — K.t.K., Thu Jun 03 5:14
        • Thanksgobs, Thu Jun 03 5:42
          ... if only they were the steam trains of my youth ... again, London's Tube has nowt to do with me ... thanks, Uncle Nate ... did anyone speak to you while [or if] you were on there? ... South Yorkshi... more
        • Addendum WalesK.t.K., Thu Jun 03 5:42
          While visiting Barry, So. Wales, I found this crazy-looking post card long and skinny. On it was the longest word in the Welsh language: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. ... more
          • Flanfair-a-go-gogobs, Thu Jun 03 11:47
            Kenny ... yes, the most famous Welsh word which requires a twist in the tongue just to pronounce the first and last eight letters correctly ... you've mention Ted Lewis and Barry peninsula or estuary ... more
            • Re: Flanfair-a-go-goK.t.K., Thu Jun 03 12:30
              Yes, that's exactly why he adopted the name Ted "Kid" Lewis and proclaimed that welterweight champ to be his personal favorite. We were together in a special clique of 5 to 6 extreme boxing aficionad... more
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