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Join Jonny and Ela every month as they discuss railway news, railway history, interviews with people in the industry and general silly laughs.

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Join Jonny and Ela every month as they discuss railway news, railway history, interviews with people in the industry and general silly laughs.

    Japan's Crazy Rail System

    Japan's Crazy Rail System

    In episode six of Branchline Banter, Jonny and Ela interview Subject about his time in Japan. They discuss the Shinkansen, Tokyo’s baffling Shinjuku Station, the maze of trains in and around Tokyo and many travel tips to help you on your travels!







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    Instagram







    Twitter







    The News







    The last Class 91 from Edinburgh







    Grand Central’s Blackpool Service







    Tornado’s Brunswick Green Repaint







    Avanti West Coast’s Pride Train







    The End of Franchising







    The Japan Chat







    Shinjuku Station







    Suica Card: Wikipedia and JR’s Website







    Shisha Kanko







    A Tokyo Gadgetbahn – Courtesy of SubjectLocal Tokyo Station – Courtesy of SubjectLocal Tokyo Station – Courtesy of SubjectShinkansen Station Entrance – Courtesy of SubjectMt. Fuji from a passing Shinkansen – Courtesy of SubjectShinkansen N700 Series – Courtesy of Subject







    Images Courtesy of Subject







    Subject on Twitter







    Subject’s Blog







    Credits







    Branchline Banter is hosted by Eleanor and Jonny.







    Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic (Track: Again)

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #5 - A Testing Chat

    #5 - A Testing Chat

    This Episode will not cover the tragic crash at Stonehaven.







    This time on Branchline Banter, Ela and Jonny discuss an expensive auction, new rail tours, nameplates and a chat about trains that do testing in yellow jackets.















    New Logo!







    Pacers in Service







    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/pacer-northern-railway-greater-manchester-18719276







    Alstom & Bombardier Merger







    https://www.railjournal.com/financial/ec-approves-alstoms-bombardier-transportation-acquisition/







    HST’s







    LNER/CALM Auction: https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/3149066/own-a-bit-of-lner-history/fbclid=IwAR2RncV__leUv85MdVxblqwqK4k2GR4kpAVU4mi4JvwxmKfcnW8vuqkSkTM







    ScotRail Nameplates: https://twitter.com/ScotRail/status/1286045011293933568?s=20







    EMR’s HST’s: https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/exclusive-east-midlands-railway-hsts-granted-a-further-reprieve







    Class 91s







    https://twitter.com/euansteuart/status/1284971389091491840?s=21







    Railtour News!







    https://twitter.com/charterrail/status/1281450833549438977?s=21







    https://www.railcharterservices.co.uk/







    The Test Train Chat







    Big thanks to @mrdannyp! https://twitter.com/mrdannyp







    Credits







    Branchline Banter is hosted by Eleanor and Jonny.







    Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic (Track: Again)

    • 58 min
    #4 - Quarantine Content

    #4 - Quarantine Content

    This time on Branchline Banter, Ela and Jonny discuss the lockdown changes, new trains and devote a long time to discussing two iconic wartime locomotives.















    Show Notes







    Branchline Banter Online







    Discord (https://discord.gg/WtdPm7m)







    Twitter (https://twitter.com/railwaypodcast)







    Ela’s and Jonny’s Twitter pages







    WW2, Q1 and Tanks!







    The Q1







    Austerity Tanks







    SR Electrification – 447km of electrified tracks operated







    Scotsman Large Logo BR Blue







    First Steam Since Lockdown Began







    https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2020/05/first-steam-locomotive-since-lockdown-runs-at-the-great-central-railway.html







    Travel Masks







    Masks on the tube (more here)







    Government Advice







    Avanti and Transport For Wales Trains







    Avanti







    Transport for Wales















    Credits







    Branchline Banter is hosted by Eleanor and Jonny.







    Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic (Track: Again)







    Elevator Music – bensound.com







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    • 45 min
    #3 - Viruses and Podcasts

    #3 - Viruses and Podcasts

    Please do not travel during the COVID-19 pandemic unless your journey is absolutely necessary. Always check before you travel with your operators and for the latest government advice.







    This time on Branchline Banter Jonny and Ela discuss the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, a visit to London, Northern Rail and TRAMPOLINES!







    Ela’s Twitter Thread







    East Lancashire Theft







    Network Rail Trampolines







    Cambrian Line Landslip







    East Grinsted Landslip







    Northern Rail







    Bromsgrove Derailment







    Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic (Track: Again)







    Elevator Music – bensound.com

    • 38 min
    #2 - High Speed Banter

    #2 - High Speed Banter

    Ela and Jonny discuss HS2, station closures, mainline steam and a new segment on the show!







    SOCIAL MEDIA







    Ela’s Twitter







    Jonny’s Twitter







    Branchline Banter Twitter







    HS2 – “GIVE ME THE FACTS”







    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51171249







    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10843073/hs2-costs-spiral-trains-too-fast/







    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16473296







    NEWHAVEN MARINE STATION







    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/newhaven-marine-rail-station-closure/newhaven-marine-station-closure







    ACCIDENT CORNER







    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1233865/paddington-station-train-crash-great-western-railway-london-news







    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-51282927









    Gospel Oak to Barking line freight derailment









    Music bensound.com







    Intro/Outro Music: Good Morning (YouTube Audio Library)

    • 34 min
    #1 - New Decade, New Trains

    #1 - New Decade, New Trains

    Ela and Jonny talk about their top 5 trains and discuss the LNER railtour.





    Hosted by @ElaTheDeveloper and @Jonny60009







    LNER Let’s Go Around Again!







    LNER sneak Peak







    Original First Group Livery Avanti Takeover







    (no links) Union of South Africa







    Union’s Incident Top 5 Trains







    TGV Duplex







    Siemens Taurus







    DISCORD SERVER!!!







    Intro/Outro Music: Good Morning (YouTube Audio Library)

    • 1 hr 8 min

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