Roger Ford (a k a Captain Deltic) ...
... says, "at least this freight loco will work first time out of the box."
Ian Walmsley, who has a "thing" about the quality of new trains ...
... is enthusiastic about the proposed passenger stock.
"The seats will be so much more comfortable than a 700," he opines.
Meandwhile, transport secretary Chris Grayling ...
... comments, "It is right and proper that the government is prepared for a Brexit no deal and any consequent short-term decline in the nation's economic activity. It is highly appropriate that the people's own railway company should be in the vanguard of this policy of prudence.
And I thank Pru, the Ministry tea lady, for coming up with the idea.
More Brexit Ideas
We are warned that there may be difficulty crossing the channel, especially after the failure of the contact with the company with no ships. fbb commends two scheme of years gone by.
As ships won't be carrying so much fruit and veg, simply load on the cars and light vans by crane!
Or, how about taking the car by plane.
Now does fbb remember aright that the pilot was a Mr James Bigglesworth and his"se cond man" was called Algy?
Competition Fades in Derby.
Readers with a hugely retentive brain may well remember a past blog about bus competition in Derby. YourBus, having been largely seen off in Nottingham, moved along the A52 to Derby.
Your Bus has cancelled its registration from 31st March.
Big Freight From Canada
This snap popped into the fbb in-box.
It is a sight like this that shows what rail does best - dragging huge amounts of stuff between big industrial depots.
And More Nostalgia!
More variety tomorrow ...