He had a vision, which had it succeeded might have changed the face of Britain, arguably for the worse. It is the rusting remains of his vision that we saw behind the Alexander Midland Milngavie bus depot in Episode 2.
read again from Episode 1.
George Bennie had been declared bankrupt in 1937 and died in a nursing home, penniless and almost forgotten, in 1957; less than a year after his pride and joy had finally gone to the scrapyard.
A film of the railplane in motion can be seen via a link here. In the last fleeting seconds of the clip, you can glimpse the railway line from Milngavie to Glasgow in the background.
Next blog : due Thursday August 25th