Office: (44) (0) 5603 676623  |  Independent Communications Consultancy based Westminster, London SW1
Office: (44) (0) 5603 676623  |  Independent Communications Consultancy based Westminster, London SW1

Month

November 2013
The refreshed 3Deal Ltd logo in full with our traditional strapline and freshly colour-coded services.
[Please note this is an archived blog post and the content is no longer current] As part of our constant quest to improve in all respects (yes, companies should have continuous professional development too), I refreshed the brand last week, on the website and in print. We’re just going into a phase of stronger marketing,...
Read More
Western semaphores at Mit Qurashi. Dundit is 5kms west of here and has similar signalling installations.
I’m reproducing 2 reports about incidents last week on the single line between Zaqaziq and Mit Ghamr in the eastern Delta, and make some comments afterwards. The second is potentially more serious, but the first comes from a report from Masr al-Arabia last Tuesday: Train 590 heading from Zaqaziq to Alexandria struck a donkey cart...
Read More
[2013 Archive] I completed a sensitive and useful book for Oonagh Bastille of Haven Asset Management. This is entitled ‘Dying to Know’ and is by Oonagh Bastille, herself an Independent Financial Adviser of 20 years experience. She has brought her professional and personal experience together to write a book that will be beneficial to anyone who...
Read More
Egypt’s skeleton train service continues amid tight security. There is little news, and I haven’t been able to find any photographs from the past week. The country seems to be holding its breath ahead of tomorrow’s trial of ousted President Morsi. It seems any further normalisation on Egyptian railways is a hostage of Morsi’s trial, mainly because...
Read More
A 3rd class single ticket from el-Shuhuda to Etay el-Barud (via Dinshwai) dated 26th January 1995. (Author)
The spate of rail thefts continues, prompted by desperation among certain sections of society and easy access to the source, if a railway track runs through your village or district. This recalls the lazy decision last month by Cairo transport chiefs to simply bury miles of the Nuhas Street tram tracks under hardcore and tarmac. If salvaged and...
Read More
The remnants of the Ismailiya - Bir el-Abd line in north Sinai. Photo: Ala el-Qamhawi from Al-Masry Al-Youm.
In response to a question from a reader about the Suez Canal bridge, I unearthed 2 recent reports here and here from el-Masry el-Youm, both dated 24th October 2013 and by Izzat Maghazi. They relate the sad fate of the Ismailiya-Rafah (Cairo-Jersusalem) line through its destruction and rebuilding more than once during the 20th century...
Read More