brynpoeth wrote:Ian Jack has a good article about this in the Grauniad today
The minister forgot the "&"
Mallard will be restored to get the trains up to 126 mph, and Tornado (Gordon the Green Engine) of course
Personally I favour Seth Brundle pods albeit those with a fly screen. All this chugging along railway lines decorated with litter and the nastiest back ends of factories seems so C19th.
On the other hand, we are cyclists and should embrace the notion that it's the journey rather than the arrival that matters. This seems a fine idea when it's a bike doing the transporting but alas, on a modern train the opposite applies. If you're not being made sick by the tilting mechanism, you're retching because of the stink wafting from the bog'oles. And all whilst having to listen to some fool shout meaningless drivel into his prattlebox.....
Yes, bring back Seth .... but not the version full of musca domestica.