Flying Scotsman – Past, present and future on the East Coast Main Line

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-39684287

The BBC has the story on its web site – See link above

Well it’s about trains so what would you expect from a blog site run by a railway enthusiast like me. And not as boring as politics either! Did I just say that?

With thanks to spotter Keith Page

Network Rail – The excursion special to goodness knows where

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34276868

An Intercity HST from BR days around 1990 just coming off Brunel's famous bridge over the Tamar.

An Intercity HST from BR days (around 1990) just coming off Brunel’s famous Royal Albert Bridge Bridge over the Tamar. Click on the shot to enlarge it.

Back to Railtrack! Oh no, we have been shunted into that siding before. Network Rail clearly has its faults and its problems and its failures but what it needs is good management not another trip down a rundown branch line in a Pacer. Government needs to find the best way to run our railways not simply rerun the old tired argument of public V private ownership.

The photo is also on my Flickr page at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/