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A hydrogen fuel cell powered locomotive - blimey!

Like for like pulling power and longevity?
LATVIA: A memorandum of understanding for the production of a hydrogen fuel cell powered locomotive using components from an outdated ČME3 diesel...
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U995 has long been on my 'places to visit' list.
German submarine U-995 is a Type VIIC/41 U-boat of Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine and it was the workhorse of the German submarine fleet during World War…
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How amazing that the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust should think of operating tours here - well done them!

And how amazing that these two cavities should have remained secret all this time!
Hidden chambers discovered under the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol are opened to the public for the first time.
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Interesting review of the Japanese museum ship, Mikasa, a 1902 dreadnought.
The Japanese battleship Mikasa is the only surviving pre-dreadnought battleship in the world. It's 114 years old and a fascinating look into history. Here's a full tour.
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Here are 6 exciting things to do in #Edinburgh  beyond the International Festival and Fringe by #BGTW  member +Stuart Forster via Manned Up:
For three weeks every August, Scotland’s capital hosts the Edinburgh International Festival. The event has been taking place since 1947. It’s one of the world’s leading gatherings of performing artists. Dancers, musicians and actors from around the planet showcase their talents to a broad audience. In parallel, comedians and entertainers …
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+Michael Turtle is on a fabulous cross-country rail journey down under. #TheGhan #JourneyBeyond #Australia
 
As I share a few more photos from my trip on The Ghan, I want to give a big shout out to the staff from Great Southern Rail!

The crew on board the train are all such nice people who make an effort to know your name, remember your preferences, and ensure everything runs smoothly.

Coming back to the train from the Coober Pedy excursion, they had set up a bonfire and drinks before we set off for Adelaide!

#TheGhan #JourneyBeyond #travel #australia
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Here's #BGTW  member +Mary Novakovich's guide to Arles in #France  via +The National:
Arles' Roman past is captivating, particularly the first-century forum and its near neighbour, the ruined theatre, which was built a century earlier and is still used for concerts.
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#BGTW  member Rupert Parker suggests where to eat, drink and shop in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, via +Food Republic:
Rotten in name only, the Netherlands' second most populous city is home to some mighty fine food and produce.
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A very interesting place. I like the scent sniffer exhibits best. Simple. Clever!
 
Bordeaux's latest attractions is a winner with locals and visitors
The iconic new Cité du Vin in Bordeaux is the world's first successful international wine experience with brilliant interactive exhibits, restaurants and wine tastings.
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You don't see many of these around... in fact, this is reportedly the only surviving Renault NC27 in the world!

It's at Arsenalen, the Swedish Tank Museum

http://mechtraveller.com/2016/08/review-arsenalen-the-swedish-national-tank-museum/
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hmmm do you want to know why? Because after WW1 they demilitarized most after the war then any that were in ok condition after that were sent to fight the German Blitz into france at the opening of WW2 most were destroy or melted down by germany during WW2.
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There are some really interesting debates going on right now about the future role of Aircraft Carrier Groups and the Aircraft Carrier itself.

This (below) is one of the articles that has been thrown up, and this ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-blank/why-the-navy-needs-disrup_b_11259302.html ) is another.
Is the mighty aircraft carrier obsolete? Can the planes they fly be replaced to better fit the 21st century threat environment? Or is it time for more submarines?
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It's only when you stand beneath her keel that you get an idea of just how graceful she is. Great job restoring her. Love the captain's quarters.
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reviewed a month ago
Maybe once it was on the rural outskirts of St Malo, but it's now in the middle of an industrial/retail estate, and it's 8 mins by car down to the old city. That said, it's an excellent & popular stopover for the ferry. Good rooms. Helpful staff.
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reviewed a month ago
I'm trying to put my finger on why I like this hotel so much. It's the staff, who, during the five days I was here, were continuously going out of their way to be helpful & fun. Add to that the excellent location and a great room (small, but it hit *all* my hotel room benchmarks) and it's no wonder I'll happily come back here again!
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Interesting tour, well done. Good use of video to explain the process.
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Busy on a warm summer evening, but the waiters are super-efficient and keep things running quickly. We came here on a mission, having driven up the Atlantic coast of France: to find perfect Moules. We found them here :)
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Worth a visit. Lovely views over the river and a really peaceful setting. They've built themselves a new visitor centre with bi-lingual guides/staff.
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