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Railwatch 071 - April 1997

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A look down the tunnel

Eurotunnel employed camera crews to film every stage of the building of the Channel Tunnel. The new VHS video Channel Tunnel Trains draws largely on railway footage from this archive. The temporary narrow gauge railway built to help with construction is featured along with the development of Le Shuttle locomotives and stock and, of course, the impressive Eurostar trains. Those who believe in trains will not fail to be inspired by this video of the tunnel and trains which use it.

Save £2

The 55-minute video is currently on sale at £14.99. You can benefit from a special offer price of only £12.99 (post and packing free). Please order from Martin Ball, RDS Sales, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants PO16 8TJ.

Make cheques payable to RDS.

Rail books for the adventurous

Bradt Publications have added more titles to their excellent rail guides. All are available through RDS, some at reduced prices.

Eastern Europe was £9.95

now: £7.50

Spain and Portugal was £10.95

now £7.50

USA £10.95

Russia, Belarus and Ukraine £13.95

Greece £11.95

India £11.95

Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore was £9.95, now £7.50

Sri Lanka was £10.95, now £7.50

Australia and NZ £10.95

Switzerland £10.95

Add £1 per book for post and packing. Cheques payable to RDS

Martin Ball, RDS Sales, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants PO16 8TJ

Forget the National Lottery - Support the RDS Annual draw!

Every penny not returned in prizes will go towards the society's Better Railways Campaigns.

Draw booklets are available from the organiser at 2 Clematis Cottages, Hopton Bank, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster DY14 0HF. Telephone/fax: 01584 891300

Off the rails

A new RDS report just published dealing with the follies of fragmentation. £2 including post and packing. Order from Martin Ball, RDS Sales, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants PO16 8TJ. Make cheques payable to RDS.

The Great British Railway Disaster

An entertaining, if sad, story. Christian Wolmar's book, based on his series in the Independent on Sunday. Available from RDS Sales at £6.50 including postage. Send your order to Martin Ball, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants PO16 8TJ. Cheques payable to RDS.

Spread the word

Coloured car window sticker on PVC with the wording: Get freight Back on Rail. 85p.

Pack of 100 envelope re-use labels "For cleaner air, go by train": £2.

RDS necktie. Maroon or royal blue with gold lettering: £6.50.

RDS enamel badge. Blue Eurostar loco with silver lettering: £2.40. Add 50p postage.

Order from Martin Ball, RDS Sales, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants PO16 8TJ. Make cheques payable to RDS.

Rail tickets

Don't forget you can order British and foreign rail tickets from Peter Cannon at Deltaplan. Tel 01728 603199 (day) or 01728 830726. Fax 01728 604090.

Note: contact details (postal and email addresses, along with telephone numbers) in old editions of Railwatch out of date. Click CONTACT US for latest contact details.


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