Posts tagged ‘tunnel’

June 15, 2017

Fox Teasing Dog

by duncanr

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May 7, 2016

Catch Me if you Can

by duncanr

just some dogs having fun . . .

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May 27, 2014

Twat Closes Tunnel

by duncanr

train tunnelwhen I was a nipper, back in the ‘you’ve never had it so good days‘ (http://tinyurl.com/qn8og), times were tough if you weren’t a toff

holidays, if we had them, were right miserable affairs – a week sheltering from the rain in a primitive caravan with no toilet or washing facilities, and no TV. in some farmer’s field – with a few miles trek to the nearest town

The best part of these holidays was . . .

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August 17, 2011

Light at the End of the Tunnel

by duncanr

Chiltern Railways plans to create a second Oxford to London Rail link, via Bicester. The proposed new line would run through a tunnel under the Wolvercote roundabout on the A40.

Problem is, bats use the tunnel as a place to roost and as a shortcut when they’re moving around the countryside.

The solution?

Install a set of traffic lights at the entrance of the tunnels to warn the bats of approaching trains thereby giving them time to evacuate the tunnel before the trains pass through

Source – http://tinyurl.com/3llxjhc

[P.S. I thought bats were ‘blind’ ???]

May 17, 2009

Free Ram – latest plan

by NobblySan

A few days ago, I had to break the news to Ram  that my plan to tunnel into his latest residence in order to rescue him, had been abandoned.

This was not my fault, as you can see from this extract from my explanation to him:-

“My attempts to tunnel under the Atlantic to rescue you met with disaster and bitter disappointment at the first step (or shovelful).

The British love for bureaucracy is only matched by our love for snooping on neighbours, and one of mine grassed me up to the local council for digging an unauthorised tunnel in the back garden.

Once the Oldham Metroplitan Borough Council Surveyors Department had paid me a visit and demanded an explanation, I was forced to disclose my plans (or rather, lack of them…). The uncharitable jobsworths demanded that I apply for planning permission for the tunnel, and the submission had to include detailed drawings and civil engineers reports.

I am not without skills in this area, and hastliy drafted a portfolio of drawings that I felt would meet with their approval:-

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxQZRWA

How wrong can a bloke be! They dismissed them out of hand, and demanded that the tunnel be filled in.

Fear not Ram, my friend. I will apply myself to devising another ingenious plan that will surely secure your release.

But first… another beer.”

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