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British Rail Class 387

The British Rail Class 387 is a type of electric multiple unit passenger train built by Bombardier Transportation, as part of the Electrostar family. A total of 107 units were built, with the first train entering service on Thameslink in December 2014; the trains are in service with Great Western Railway, Govia Thameslink Railway and C2c. The Class 387 is a variation of Bombardier’s Class 379 Electrostar with a higher maximum speed of 110 mph and unlike the 379, the 387 is dual voltage, which means this train can go into the Southern Region's Third Rail network; the first Class 387/1s were ordered for the Thameslink route, which enabled the existing Class 319s to be transferred to Northern Rail for use on the newly electrified Manchester Victoria to Liverpool via Newton-le-Willows route. On behalf of the Department for Transport, Southern issued an OJEU notice in December 2012 with proposals received in January 2013; the invitation to tender for the fleet was released the following month with final offers being submitted by 18 June 2013.

Southern announced. The deal included an option for 140 carriages which have since been taken up with 108 for Gatwick Express and 32 for Great Western Railway. In October 2015, Porterbrook placed a speculative order for 80 carriages. Fifty-six were leased to Great Western Railway and the remaining 24 to c2c as 387/3s; as part of Govia's bid for the Thameslink and Great Northern franchise, 27 four-carriage units were ordered to replace Class 442s on the Gatwick Express service, using some of the optional 140 extra carriages. The order was announced in November 2014 with the first units on test in July 2015 and they began to enter service on 29 February 2016; the deployment was disrupted by unionised drivers refusing to take passengers, claiming that the twelve coach Class 387 trains are not covered by their driver only operation agreement, limited to ten coaches, that running them without a conductor would be unsafe. In April 2016, c2c announced. Class 387 units began to replace the Class 442 EMUs from mid-2016, until the final 442 ran on 10 March 2017.

The Class 442s were stored. The first Great Western Railway unit entered service on 5 September 2016 running between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington in peak hours to relieve congestion on some of the country's most crowded trains. In January 2017 GWR began running a half-hourly Paddington to Hayes and Harlington service using pairs of these 387/1s. On 22 May 2017 Class 387/1 EMUs began operating suburban services between London Paddington and Maidenhead. On 1 January 2018, following further electrification work, Class 387/1 EMUs began operating suburban services between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway, replacing GWR Class 165 DMUs on these services. Due to electrification being suspended from Didcot Parkway to Oxford, the previous Oxford suburban service from London Paddington was cut back to Didcot Parkway to allow electric trains to operate this service. Oxford is still served by the fast services from London Paddington, a DMU service from Didcot Parkway. In January 2019, Class 387/1 EMUs began operating between Reading and Newbury after electrification works on the Reading to Taunton line had been finished.

The first c2c Class 387 was delivered in October 2016 and entered service in November 2016. These trains were built as stock units; the units were leased pending delivery of newer rolling stock. They will be replaced by Class 720/6 in 2021. From late 2016, 29 of the Class 387/1s operating on Thameslink were displaced by the delivery of Class 700 Desiro City units, were transferred to Great Northern, they operate on the Kings Cross–Cambridge–King's Lynn route, though they can be seen on other services. These units were delivered with Southern green doors and Southern moquette. Unit 387105 has been transferred to Gatwick Express on a permanent basis, but has not been relivered into Gatwick Express red. Great Northern Class 387s are allowed to be used at 110 mph but must observe the usual speed restrictions. In March 2018, it was announced that Heathrow Airport Ltd, the owner and operator of Heathrow Express, had come to an agreement with Great Western Railway for the latter to take over Heathrow Express' running of the service between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport, beginning in August 2018.

From May 2020, GWR will run the service using a dedicated pool of twelve modified Class 387 units from its own fleet. These Electrostar units will be modified at Ilford HM Depot by Bombardier Transportation; the first Thameslink unit entered service in December 2014 with all in service by July 2015. They were operated by Thameslink on services between Brighton. During Summer 2016, several of Gatwick Express’ 387/2 units entered service with Thameslink prior to introduction on Gatwick Express services due to the delay of the Class 700 units, although these returned to service with Gatwick Express after a few months; the 387/1s have now been transferred to Great Northern working services from Kings Cross to Peterborough and Cambridge/King's Lynn. 387 117 collided with the buffer stops on platform 9 at London King's Cross station, on 15 August 2017. 387 146 derailed near West Ealing railway station, on 27 November 2018. One unit so far has been named: 387124 - "Paul McCann" Media related to British Rail Class 387 at Wikimedia Commons


Bhognalli is a village situated in the Deccan Plateau of India. It is 2 km off the state highway SH22 in the Gulbarga district of Karnataka, it is connected by road to the neighbouring villages of Shinur and Ankalga. Afzalpur is 14 km by road and Solapur is around 100 km away; the population is 1,308. The village has a Kannada language government school; the villagers are farmers. Many from the younger generations have migrated to cities such as Mumbai and a few have flown to Persian Gulf countries in search of a better living; the village comes under Gulbarga Lok Sabha constituency. The current MLA is from the Congress Party. There are no basic medical facilities available in the village; the nearest government hospital is in 5 km by road. For major medical needs villagers travel to Solapur. There are few graduates in this village. Google Maps

Coimbatore Central Prison

Coimbatore Central Prison is a prison located near Gandhipuram bus stand in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The prison was constructed during the Madras Presidency year 1872, it is located in an area comprising 167.76 acres. The prison is authorized to accommodate 2208 prisoners; the freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai was confined in this prison during the freedom struggle from 9 July 1908 to 1 December 1910; the Coimbatore Central Prison was built during the Madras Presidency. The open land in the prison is used for agricultural activities by the inmates; the prison helps inmates to gain knowledge with its library. The prison acts as a rehabilitation center by promoting activities to support inmate reform. Formal classroom education: Classroom education for prison inmates was launched for pursuing their education in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades; the prison supports the initiative with faculty and setting aside three hours of each day for classroom teaching. The intention of this initiative is to provide them with education as part of reformation and to enhance their employability when they leave the prison.

The initiative was launched during the tenure of DIG of Prisons P. Govindarajan. Music classes and exams: The prison authorities encourage those with talent and those who volunteer to learn music. Six prisoners were to appear for the Trinity Music College exams, some after nearly 13 years of training by NGOs. Inmates manning Petrol bunks: 20 prison inmates from the prison would operate two 24 hour petrol pumps on Dr Nanjappa Road and Bharathiyar Road; the inmates would handle operations from cash management to fuel dispensing. This initiative is in partnership with Hindustan Petroleum; the inmates would be paid daily wages for their effort and this program is meant to aid prisoner reform and help reduce recidivism. Upgrading the Weaving unit: The Prison weaving unit used for rehabilitation of prisoners was upgraded. Four Air-jet loom machines were added to modernise the weaving unit at a cost of Rupees 1.50 crore. The prison has a weaving unit with 109 power. Prison Bazaar: The Prison Bazaar is a prison program to help inmates sell fabrics and cloths stitched inside the prison to the general public.

Snacks and food items cooked by inmates are sold at reasonable costs. To mark the centenary of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. Ramachandran, 49 prisoners including many life convicts, were released from the prison. All of these prisoners had served at least a sentence of ten or more years at the time of release and most of them in jail for murder related convictions; this batch release is as per the norms and authority vested with the state governor under Article 161 of the Indian constitution. Tamil Nadu Prison Department

William Cookworthy

William Cookworthy was an English Quaker minister, a successful pharmacist and an innovator in several fields of technology. He was the first person in Britain to discover how to make hard-paste porcelain, like that imported from China, he subsequently discovered china clay in Cornwall. In 1768 he founded a works at Plymouth for the production of Plymouth porcelain, he was born of Quaker parents in Kingsbridge, Devon on 12 April 1705. His father called William, was a weaver and his mother was Edith, the daughter of John and Margaret Debell of St Martin-by-Looe in east Cornwall: they had married in 1704, their children were: William was a bright child but his education was halted when his father died on 22 October 1718 and the family's investment in the South Sea Company failed in the autumn of 1720. William had been offered an apprenticeship, at no cost, by the Bevan Brothers, two Quaker apothecaries, with a successful business in London; as the family had no spare money, William walked to London to take up the offer and completed the apprenticeship.

He was taken into partnership. He moved to Plymouth, where he set up a pharmacy as Cookworthy; this flourished. He brought his brothers Philip and Benjamin into the partnership and bought out the Bevans' interest in 1745, he became prominent among Devon Quakers. Among his concerns was that Quakers should not tolerate their members trading in prize goods, as Quakers should not benefit from war. In 1735, he married a Quaker from Wellington in Somerset, they had five daughters: Lydia – 1736 Sarah – 1738 Mary – 1740 Elizabeth & Susannah – 1743 He was an associate of John Smeaton, who lodged at his house when he was engaged in building the third Eddystone Lighthouse. Cookworthy helped Smeaton with the development of hydraulic lime, essential to the successful building of the lighthouse. In 1767 Cookworthy, in conjunction with Rev Thomas Hartley, translated Emanuel Swedenborg's theological works, The Doctrine of Life, Treatise on Influx, Heaven and Hell, from Latin into English, his initial reaction to Swedenborg's works was one of disgust, but with persistence, he was convinced of their merits and was a persuasive advocate.

Hartley and Cookworthy visited Swedenborg at his lodgings in Clerkenwell shortly before Swedenborg's death. It is known that prior to his departure, Captain James Cook, Captain John Jervis, the naturalists Dr Solander and Sir Joseph Banks, were guests of Cookworthy. Rawlings, F H, "William Cookworthy, the Bristol connection.", Pharmaceutical historian, 23, p. 12, PMID 11639736 Selleck, A D, "William Cookworthy, an 18th century polymath.", Pharmaceutical historian, 9, pp. 8–12, PMID 11634368 Early New Church Worthies by the Rev Dr Jonathon Bayley Cookworthy's Plymouth and Bristol Porcelain by F. Severne Mackenna published by F. Lewis William Cookworthy 1705–1780: a study of the pioneer of true porcelain manufacture in England by John Penderill-Church, Bradford Barton

Millsaps Majors

The Millsaps Majors is the nickname for the sports teams of Millsaps College in Jackson and their colors are purple and white. They participate in the Southern Athletic Association. Men participate in baseball, cheerleading, soccer, golf, lacrosse and field, cross country. Women's sports include basketball, soccer, golf, cross country, lacrosse and field, volleyball. Millsaps's all-time record in football is 356 losses and 36 ties; the gridiron Majors have posted two undefeated regular seasons in their history, earned three NCAA playoff tournament berths and claimed six Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships. 2009 saw the Majors end the regular season with a 32-8 winning record and a SCAC West Division championship. On April 14, 2009, the Majors were named the No. 1 team in the country by for the first time in the programs history. It was the first time. Millsaps has had 3 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965. Both men and women began lacrosse teams in 2010.

The Majors had a fierce football and basketball rivalry with Mississippi College in nearby Clinton through the 1950s before competition was suspended after an infamous student brawl at a basketball game. Campus legend says the brawl was sparked by the alleged theft of the body of Millsaps founder Major Millsaps by Mississippi College students; the rivalry was considered by many as the best in Mississippi, featuring a prank by Mississippi College students who painted "TO HELL WITH MILSAPS" on the Millsaps Observatory. The football rivalry resumed in 2000 as the "Backyard Brawl", with games being held at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium until 2006 when it was played at Robinson-Hale Stadium on the campus of Mississippi College; the rivalry took a one-year hiatus in 2005 but resumed in 2006. Millsaps was the summer training camp home for the NFL's New Orleans Saints in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Official website

Harlem Valley–Wingdale station

The Harlem Valley–Wingdale station on the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line, located in Wingdale, New York. It is adjacent to the Harlem Valley State Hospital. Trains leave for New York City every two hours, about every 30 minutes during rush hour, it is 18 miles from Southeast station, 47 miles from White Plains, 69 miles from Grand Central Terminal and travel time to Grand Central is one hour, 55 minutes. This station is the southernmost station in the Zone 9 Metro-North fare zone; the 7.5 miles distance from Harlem Valley–Wingdale to Dover Plains, the next station to the north, is the longest between two stations on the Harlem Line. The station was known as "State Hospital" and was a flag stop between the 1930s and 1960s, it was built to serve the Harlem Valley State Hospital, was expanded from a simple wooden platform to a shelter with a wood-burning stove. The Wingdale station was one half mile north in the hamlet on Dutchess CR 21 and opened on December 31, 1848, it was located near such hotels as the 1806-built Jackson Wing Inn, the 1858-built Duell Hotel, the latter of which still stands today.

In the post-World War II era, the station was reduced from a station house, to a shelter along the platform. As with most of the Harlem Line, the merger of New York Central with Pennsylvania Railroad in 1968 transformed the two stations into Penn Central Railroad stations. Penn Central's continuous financial despair throughout the 1970s forced them to turn over their commuter service to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and abandon service north of Dover Plains. Penn Central continued to provide coal service to the hospital until it was taken over by Conrail, which continued coal service well into the 1990s; the stations were consolidated in 1977 with the State Hospital station being renamed Harlem Valley-Wingdale and the Wingdale stop being discontinued, thus transforming the station into the penultimate station on the Harlem Line, until Metro-North acquired the line in 1983, re-extended it to Wassaic in 2000. This station has one four-car-long high-level side platform to the east of the track.

Dana, William B.. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 55. New York, New York: William B. Dana. Retrieved December 12, 2019. Metro-North Railroad - Harlem Valley-Wingdale List of upcoming train departure times from MTA Station from Google Maps Street View Harlem Valley-Wingdale Station. Photo by Seymour Fass