that famous swiss precision that famous swiss precision
Posts 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Godlike

    BR14 is a fount of knowledge

    BR14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Under your kitchen sink
    Posts
    7,034
    Entropy is NOT what it used to be.
    Inertia, however........................

  2. #2

    Godlike

    Paddy is a fount of knowledge

    Paddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    9,664

    Default

    At least it was not a bombing raid like the USA getting Kosova in the Balkans confused with Kotulipa in the Slovak Republic.
    When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty,"

    Thomas Jefferson

  3. #3

    Fingers like lightning

    JohntheBike 's job has never been outsourced


    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Posts
    760

    Default

    the precision of the Swiss railway system is often lauded, but my cousin, who is an ex railway man, reckons that more trains pass through Clapham Junction alone on a daily basis, than travel on the whole of their railway system.

    Anyway, it's a fabulous country.

  4. #4

    I Am Legend

    BrilloPad has reached the peak. Play again?


    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    102,718

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    At least it was not a bombing raid like the USA getting Kosova in the Balkans confused with Kotulipa in the Slovak Republic.
    Or when the USA "accidentally" bombed the Chinese Embassey?

  5. #5

    Super poster

    meridian - scorchio!

    meridian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,131

    Default

    Quite. I guess we’re not all perfect.

    Imber friendly fire incident - Wikipedia

  6. #6

    Respect my authoritah!

    NotAllThere is always on top

    NotAllThere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Far away from HMRC
    Posts
    20,648

    Default

    They were only about 4 miles off. I was walking in that area last week. Beautiful countryside.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    the precision of the Swiss railway system is often lauded
    Engineered by the British. But it's getting awfully close to capacity on some routes.
    Duct tape holds the universe together. In quantum chromodynamics it's known as the strong force. You get it in different colours, but metallic grey is best.

  7. #7

    Fingers like lightning

    JohntheBike 's job has never been outsourced


    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Posts
    760

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    They were only about 4 miles off. I was walking in that area last week. Beautiful countryside.

    Engineered by the British. But it's getting awfully close to capacity on some routes.
    yes, we led the World at one time.

  8. #8

    Super poster

    WordIsBond is NOT a disguised employee


    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    2,217

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    yes, we led the World at one time.
    Indeed we did. YouTube

  9. #9

    Still gathering requirements...

    reddog has no reputation


    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    74

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JohntheBike View Post
    the precision of the Swiss railway system is often lauded, but my cousin, who is an ex railway man, reckons that more trains pass through Clapham Junction alone on a daily basis, than travel on the whole of their railway system.

    Anyway, it's a fabulous country.
    Not sure that's really true, Zurich HB is probably the busiest station in Europe.

    I do agree with NotAllThere's comment about getting close to capacity though.

  10. #10

    Godlike

    BR14 is a fount of knowledge

    BR14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Under your kitchen sink
    Posts
    7,034

    Default

    WTF is this got to do with feckin railways??
    is JtB going to take over every thread with his incessant drivel??
    Entropy is NOT what it used to be.
    Inertia, however........................

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •