#8 – Funky P-Way with Gareth Dennis

Jonny and Ela sit down with Permanent Way engineer and railway social media extraordinaire Gareth Dennis to discuss some of the UK’s most unusual and silly permanent way designs still in service.

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Ela: (https://twitter.com/elathedeveloper)
Jonny: (https://twitter.com/Jonny60009)
Gareth: (https://twitter.com/garethdennis)

Gareth’s Shows are available at: https://youtube.com/garethdennistv

Show Notes:

Amtrak Joe is now President!
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/07/politics/biden-amtrak/index.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/biden-amtrak-inauguration-security/index.html

China still uses Flash:
https://www.thedrive.com/news/38897/adobe-flash-shutdown-halts-chinese-railroad-for-over-16-hours-before-pirated-copy-restores-ops

Euston Square Protests:
https://mediacentre.hs2.org.uk/news/statement-from-hs2-ltd
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55871908
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55796445

DRS Tractors:
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/exclusive-drs-talks-to-rail-about-the-future-of-its-class-37s


Funky P-Way with Gareth Dennis!
Garry Keenor’s OLE book: https://www.ocs4rail.com/downloads/

Andrew Dow ‘The Railway’: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-railway-british-track-since-1804/andrew-dow/9781473897571

Newcastle East Jn: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Newcastle_Central_Station_junction,_1963_(15554224063).jpg

Gareth’s Thread on Colton Junction: https://twitter.com/GarethDennis/status/1069554924042821632

Gareth’s Eurotunnel Post: https://garethdennis.medium.com/channel-tunnel-the-20th-centurys-most-expensive-construction-project-but-worth-every-penny-6277312e05f4


Newark:
https://www.thepwi.org/technical_hub_journal_technical_articles/pwi_journal_0420_vol138_pt2/pwi_journal_0420_vol138_pt2_newark_flat_crossing_renewal
https://www.sekisui-rail.com/en/brochures-ffu-synthetic-wood.html?file=files/content/Prospekte/Prospekte-FFU-Englisch/15-FFU-Newark-crossing.pdf&cid=9436

Music: https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic