Nestling among the vine-clad slopes of the Moselle Valley, Trier is the oldest town in Germany. Day trips are possible to Luxembourg, Metz and Cologne, and a visit is also planned to Saarbrucken with its new light rail system. It is also hoped to meet local pro-rail campaigners. The cost, including four nights B&B plus insurance, will be a maximum of £300. Full details and booking form will be posted out immediately after Christmas. Send SAE to Peter Cannon, 16 Southfield Drive, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4DP (Fax: 01728 603199) In spring 2000 we hope to organise a trip to Berlin.
The SOLLTA Story. This well-produced, illustrated booklet from the South of London Line Traveller's Association tells of their successful campaign to revive the Victoria-to-London Bridge service. Was £1.50. Now only £1.00.
Finally, we're giving away a free "No Car" badge and Bike Consignment label with every edition of our green lifestyle book Life Beyond Cars. Just the gift for your car-bound colleagues at only £1.95!
Have you got your copy of A TO Z OF RAIL REOPENINGS (4th edition) yet? It details 315 new and reopened stations, plans for future lines and stations plus progress around Europe. A painstakingly researched book for the specialist with plenty for anyone interested in the modem rail scene. £6.95.
Relive the highlights of 20 years of RDS campaigning with our 20th anniversary book: DEVELOPING RAIL. The final chapters examine the Government's recent transport white paper, look forward to future challenges and take a rose-tinted peek into rail travel 10 years from now. 46 pages with colour photos. £3
And don't forget our Anniversary Pen - luxury ballpen, burgundy with gold lettering: RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY 1978-1998. Boxed. £1.85.
RDS Enamel brooch. The society's name and logo on Eurostar loco. £2.40
Handy envelope re-use labels. Pad of 100 with freight message. £2.25
PVC car window sticker with same freight message. 85p.
GWR Tea Towel. Recommended by Mrs Brunel. Staines not shown! £2.25
For full list of products on offer, please see October's sales list.
Please add postage and make your cheque/postal order payable to Railway Development Society. Postage: value of goods under £5, add 50p. £5 to £10, add 95p. Over £10, add £1.30.
Please order from: Martin Ball, RDS Sales, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants P016 8TJ.
Some of the trains operating in Suffolk and Norfolk can only take a maximum of four bikes even after they have been modified. So the family shown on the cover would have been barred. On Anglia's InterCity routes, a charge of £3 per cycle per single journey is made. So this family would have had to pay £30 for their bikes for a day out even before paying for their own tickets. Not surprisingly you see a lot of cars in East Anglia with bike racks.
The book is available for £3.25 including post and packing from The Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN
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