RAIL is a UKmagazine on the subject of current rail transport in Great Britain. It is published every two weeks by Bauer Consumer Media and is available in the transport sections of many British newsagents. It is targeted primarily at the enthusiast market (those whose hobby is railways, rather than their occupation), but also covers business issues, often in depth.
RAIL is more than three decades old, and was known as Rail Enthusiast from its launch in 1981 until 1988. It is one of only two railway magazines that increased its circulation in 2012 (the other being The Railway Magazine, published monthly, which RAIL outperforms overall). It has had roughly the same cover design for at least a decade, with a capitalised italic red RAIL along the top of the front cover.
RAIL is customarily critical of railway institutions, including the Rail Delivery Group, the Office of Rail Regulation, as well as, since it assumed greater railway powers, the Department for Transport. RAIL's continuing campaigns include one against advertising and media images showing celebrities and others walking between the rails (an unsafe practice) and another against weeds on railways.
The term permanent way also refers to the track in addition to lineside structures such as fences etc.
Traditional track structure
Notwithstanding modern technical developments, the overwhelmingly dominant track form worldwide consists of flat-bottom steel rails supported on timber or pre-stressed concrete sleepers, which are themselves laid on crushed stone ballast.
Times New Roman is a seriftypeface commissioned by the British newspaper The Times in 1931 and created by Victor Lardent in collaboration with the British branch of the printing equipment company Monotype. Although no longer used by The Times, Times New Roman is still very common in book and general printing. Through distribution with Microsoft products and as a standard computer font, it has become one of the most widely used typefaces in history.
Times New Roman's creation took place through the influence of Stanley Morison of Monotype. Morison was an artistic director at Monotype, historian of printing and informal adviser to the Times, who recommended that they change typeface from the spindly and somewhat dated nineteenth-century Didone typeface previously used to a more robust, solid design, returning to traditions of printing from the eighteenth century and before. This matched a common trend in printing of the period.
Morison proposed an older Monotype typeface named Plantin as a basis for the design, but revisions were made to increase legibility and economy of space. The new font was drawn by Victor Lardent, an artist from the advertising department of The Times, with Morison consulting, before refinement by the experienced Monotype drawing office team.The new design made its debut in the 3 October 1932 issue of The Times. After one year, the design was released for commercial sale. The Times stayed with Times New Roman for 40 years, but new production techniques and the format change from broadsheet to tabloid in 2004 have caused the newspaper to switch typeface five times since 1972. However, all the new fonts have been variants of the original New Roman typeface.
The multiplication sign or times sign is the symbol ×. The symbol is similar to the lowercase letter x but is a more symmetric saltire, and has different uses. It is also known as St. Andrew's Cross and dimension sign.
In mathematics, the symbol × (read as times or multiplied by) is primarily used to denote the
In biology, the multiplication sign is used in a botanical hybrid name, where it is read as "cross".
The multiplication sign is also used by historians for an event between two dates. When employed between two dates, for example 1225 and 1232, 1225×1232 means "no earlier than 1225 and no later than 1232". It can also be used in a date range: 1225×1232–1278.
The × symbol for multiplication was introduced by William Oughtred in 1631. It was chosen for religious reasons to represent the cross.
Martin's father is a jazz drummer and his mother is a singer. He grew up listening to a broad range of music, including John Coltrane and Parliament and began playing the piano at age six. At 13, producing his first tracks on his Casio CZ101 Keyboard and an E-mu SP-1200, Martin was encouraged to take up the saxophone and learned to play it by himself before enrolling into Santa Monica High School, to sharpen his musical skills. He transferred to Locke High School, to study under Reggie Andrews, where he became first chair of the All-State Jazz Band. As a child prodigy, Martin gained the interest of talk show host Jay Leno, who presented him with a scholarship and later purchased his first professional horn. After high school, Martin attended CalArts but decided school wasn't for him, and began touring with Puff Daddy and the gospel choir God's Property.
That assessment has proved a pretty good guide to Chinese growth for the 14 years since, with an index weighted 20% to rail freight and 40% each to electricity and lending tracking official GDP data quite closely ...China’s high-speed rail network, barely conceived of at the time Li met with the U.S.
A PASSENGER train with over 100 people on board derailed in the northern U.S ... local time near Joplin, according to Amtrak. The rail line confirmed there were injuries in the accident, but offered no more details. Amtrak is a passenger railroad service company operating many passenger rail routes in the United States... (SD-Agencies). .
W hose rails are they anyway?. What happens when competing interests want to use a stretch of abandoned rail corridor as a recreational resource? ... The appeal of rail biking is that it’s different, LeBlanc said ... He expects around 13,000 will have ridden the rails by the time this season ends ... “We can have the trail and keep the rail.”.
The proposed Silver Line semi high-speed rail project of Kerala that aims at reducing the travel time from Thiruvananthapuram in the south to Kasargod in the north, covering a distance of 530 kilometres, to four hours is likely to have a bumpy ride as the Congress-led United...
The smart rail crossings can extend into a complete V2X solution, where not only trains, but also cars can use the real-time traffic data at the intersections to avoid potential collisions and optimize travel routes ... We look forward to a deeper collaboration with Belam to make safer rail traffic a reality.”.
Anderson owns the motel and adjoining convenience store and talked to a couple of passengers on the doomed train, passengers who are now leery of ever traveling by rail again ... Another passenger said it will probably be a cold day in July before her and her husband will travel by rail again.
The train service will reduce this travel time to 3 and a half hours. The NationalHigh SpeedRailCorporation (NHSRC) is tasked with the 508km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Link project ... The fare structure is yet to be finalized but is expected to be 1.5 times the existing first-class AC fare on the Indian Railways’ current service.MumbaiNews.
At least three people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in remote northern Montana on Saturday ... local time near Joplin, according to Amtrak. The rail line confirmed there were injuries in the accident, but offered no more details ... .
The Labour leader must know his party faces existential implications if it suffers a historic fifth election defeat Britons usually eat more than 10m turkeys during the festive season ... In a crisis, there are two narratives in play at the same time. One is that a country is about to go off the rails ... ....
Swedish environmental activist GretaThunberg. Source. Getty ... “Obviously the emissions haven’t fallen ... read more. Budget 2021 ... At the time, Thunberg criticised the declaration for not doing enough. . Budget 2021 invested billions in rail, electric vehicles, and funding for the agriculture sector to help bring its emissions down. . read more ... .