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The last scheduled steam-hauled passenger trains on the British Railways’ network ran between Liverpool Exchange and Preston in July and into August 1968. By that time the motive power tended to be in a poor condition, as illustrated by this Class 5MT (Black 5) at Liverpool Exchange heading a Glasgow train during the last days of steam. The steam locomotive would have hauled the train only as far as Preston where a diesel would take over. Photo by Chris the Edge Hill signalman from his…

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A boy working for Wymans & Sons selling tobacco at Euston station, London, 1908. Passengers could buy tobacco, cigars or cigarettes on the platform as well as in station kiosks. At first smoking was banned on the railways but in 1868 an act was passed permitting smoking in carriages. At least one railway carriage of each class was a smoking carriage. These were marked on the outside with an S.

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Most companies are using or plan to use cloud services, but everyone's journey to the cloud will be unique. This infographic outlines the various platforms in that journey.

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ZingHR Android App - playslack.com , ZingHR is a Hire-to-Retire HR platform on the cloud. ZingHR covers end-to-end Employee Lifecycle viz., Employee Database, eRecruitment, Onboarding, Leave, Time & Attendance, Travel and Expense Management, Payroll, Statutory Compliance, Performance Management including 360 degree Appraisals, Training, eSeparation. ZingHR provides easy integration with existing systems and faster deployments, supported with the best-in-class security platforms and a…

With the passing of the new moon, and the ending of the past week's energy shift, I thought it was time to draw a card for us all to guide us after such a important week has passed. Energetically, much has changed, and we are all riding a new wave of positive energy. This energy will lift us higher, but to ensure that we remain on this new path, there are some things that we need to do. That is why we are being asked to work with Archangel Michael. Cutting cords doesn't only apply to people…

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from the Guardian

Abandoned places: the worlds we've left behind – in pictures

City Hall station, New York City Designed as a showpiece for New York’s new subway system, City Hall station (towards the southern tip of Manhattan) opened in 1904. It’s an elegant structure in Romanesque revival style with skylights, coloured glass and brass chandeliers, but because of its tightly curved platform longer subway carriages were unable to stop there. It was always a quiet station, and passenger services were discontinued in 1945.

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