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2008-09-01 21:00:22

By Mark Branagan Within three years of the last episode Britain's rural rail network had suffered the Beeching cuts and by 1968 main line steam travel had been pensioned off altogether.It seemed Railway Roundabout, which ran on the BBC Children's Hour slot for nearly 50 episodes, might end up like so many old shows that disappeared into the Missing Believed Wiped black hole in the Beeb's archives.So the National Railway Museum stepped in to purchase the whole series from its creators John...

2007-10-21 09:00:21

By Jeanne Huff, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Oct. 2


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.