8 books you MUST have on your bookshelf if you love transport and design

Identity Manual

Do you know your Arial from your Helvetica, from your Rail Alphabet? If you claim to be a fan of both transport and design, there are several publications which you quite simply MUST own to validate your claim. There’s no better feeling in the world than ‘going analogue’ for an afternoon, settling into an oversized […]

5 of the world’s most epic-sounding trains

Siemens Taurus

Head’s up. You’ll want to turn up the volume on your speakers for this one! Drop everything you’re doing. Sit back, plug in your headphones, whack up the bass, and find a nice, quiet corner of the room. If you’ve sadly gotten used to hearing the depressingly fetid sound of a Pacer’s stricken lawnmower engine […]

The world’s greatest transport logos

Guimard's Metropolitain

The world of transport has given us some of the most amazing, iconic and unforgettable logos. Recently, we set out to accomplish the impossible and find a list of the most important, classical, historical and inspirational of them all. We asked you, our friends and followers, to nominate your favourites and to tell us your reasons […]

Goodbye, yellow front ends. We’ll miss you (sort of)

Virgin Pendolino

Forgive us today for posting an article on what may, at first glance, seem like one of the most mundane topics anybody in history has ever written about. The UK railway industry is set to say ‘au revoir’ to its signature yellow cab ends after new standards developed by industry body the RSSB came into […]

In pictures: Margaret Thatcher’s transport legacy

North Western Bee Line - one of the more colourful post-deregulation liveries!

The Right Honourable Baroness Thatcher passed away today, aged 87. We take a second to remember her transport legacy. Many in the transport (and related) industries will recount that there are two words almost synonymous with Thatcher’s time in office: privatisation and deregulation. It’s fair to say that Thatcher irreversibly changed the face of the transport industry […]

Class 139 – Railbus under the radar

Here’s one for the railbus fans. If you’ve never seen nor heard of the Class 139 Railbus before, you’re not alone! Only two of these plucky little vehicles currently exist in the UK (with the exception of the experimental vehicle 139000). Built for the Stourbridge branch line, they showcase what could be a perfect solution […]

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