Today's post is not throwing back too far, only to mid April, when I had the pleasure of getting my rail geek on in Northern Sweden, as part of my 7-week Grand Tour of the UK and Nordic countries. Ever since I had seen a video on the underground automatic trains at LKAB's Kiruna mine, I… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Workin’ on the Järnväg
In 2013, I attended the IRSE International Convention, which was mostly in Sweden. This was probably my favourite day of the convention - tunnels, train museum exhibits and a rail trip amongst picturesque countryside - what more could any signalling lady need! This morning, we took a chartered train north to Ängelholm. As soon as… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – City of Ängelholm
Happy Throwback Thursday on Friday! Unfortunately I had to head south to London at very short notice so the past 36 hours have flown by in a haze of suits, demo’s, meetings, awful London hotel rooms and cocktails, and hence Throwback Thursday is running a little late. This week we’re heading to Florence and looking at the Duomo, featuring Brunelleschi’s dome. Warning: engineering porn featured ahead.
So here’s an old post that I never published last year!! Completely forgot that I hadn’t published any of my Italian blogs last year…. Could be something to get you, and me!, through the autumn and winter. So seems like a plan to publish them now and then and revel in the December sun and an Italian holiday or two!
Florence….. It really was a machine!
I can’t stress enough that you should really put in the effort and climb both the Duomo and the adjacent Bell Tower. The Bell Tower obviously gives you a view of the Duomo that cannot be beaten, and the view from the Duomo is second to none…. Except maybe that of the Bell Tower 😛 Engineer Sarah was very, very excited to be seeing the Duomo with it’s dome engineered by Brunelleschi and completed in 1436 which was until the development of modern building materials…
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In 2013, I was lucky enough to win a bursary to attend the IRSE International Convention in Sweden and Denmark. Applying for scholarships, bursaries and free spots at conventions/conferences/meetings is a brilliant way to travel without having to spend your boss's training budget or your own cash and I would highly recommend it to your… Continue reading Throwback Thursday -Swedish Signals, Tunnels and Meatballs
I was thinking about gender targets/quotas this week after a signalling colleague in the Hunter Region made me aware of ARTC's exemption from the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW which allows them to advertise, specifically, for female track workers: https://www.artc.com.au/2015/09/18/women-trackworkers-wanted/ ARTC has the same gender target, 30% women, as my own organisation, Aurizon. Earlier this year, on International… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – The Great Debate