Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys review: An eye-opener journey
Leaves on the line.
The wrong sort of snow.
As Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5) revealed last night, they’re far more creative in Morocco.
Taking the train from Casablanca to Fez, he was surprised to see them loading sand into the driver’s cab.
Sand was, literally, being taken to the desert, mainly so it could be sprinkled on the train tracks.
In certain seasons the snails make them slippy, causing delays.
And you can imagine what disgruntled commuters would say if they heard “snails on the rails” on the Tannoy.
Further south, on the line once planned to stretch... read more
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