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Below is a selection of favourite pictures taken by Focus Contributors during 2014
| The 2ft Garden Railway at Statfold
| Brush single car 631 on driver
training in Blackpool|
|1940's Event at Locomotion Shildon|
| An RML in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This operator has about 15 Routemasters
which operate tours in Halifax and St. John. They have all had an exit/entrance door on the offside added to cope with
right hand driving and the open platform is retained although roped off.
Most wear this horrid pink livery.|
| A dual trolley/motor vehicle in Boston. Outside the City the vehicle is motorised
and prior to subway operation the booms are raised automatically to then
enter the tunnels, very strange to see. Boston operates all modes of
transport at what cost !|
| Roger has done a significant amount of travelling this year and has sent us this picture of a 777 with the caption "All I can think of is how to fly half way around the world by dragon.
This is Air NZ's (the airline of Middle Earth) 777 in Hobbit dragon
Smaug livery working the amazing NZ1, Heathrow, Los Angeles, Auckland."|
| My main holiday was spent in Madeira and the pictures above and below typify the transport scene on the island. Above are two typical buses that operate in and around the main town of Funchal.|
Longer distance services are carried out by coach bodied vehicles as seen below. The coaches operate on services that can take up to three hours, using mountain roads that are challenging both for the driver and the vehicles. They carry busy loads at all times of the day and are a lifeline for the many small villages en-route.
| How the heck do you pick two pictures from a selection sent by Tony Wilson? Above & below are the two that I eventually selected and fine specimens they are too. |
92214 makes a fine sight as it trundles along the Great Central Railway at Quorn in September and below we see London Transport T 792 at Redbourn in June.