***This from former Rail hack Will Green, now The Journal's Political Editor***
Perhaps Platinum Trains had a point?
Friday, 27 February 2009
By his own words shall you judge him!
This from the Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2007...
"We have had a very simple bidding philosophy,'' said Mr Bowker. ''We will not bid at levels we think are unsustainable or undeliverable - there's no point in being a hero for a day and a villain forever more afterwards."
A villain forever more.
The Silver Surfer argued that National Express East Coast should no longer be liable for the £1.4bn it has promised to pay the treasury, as the deal was signed in "a different economic climate" .
Good effort Rich!
The donor vehicle is 37272 and work has already started today at top secret Derbyshire research centre, Llih Worrab!
UPDATE: An excited Captain Deltic asks...
...will the next project be to re-engine a Deltic with a class 50 engine to recreate DP2?
UPDATE: This harsh response from a Rail Professional columnist...
I think it's great if someone is going to recreate a baby Deltic.
Since they were withdrawn after barely a decade's service, it can be a permanent reminder to everyone of everything that was worst about British Rail.
Perhaps a Rosco could pay for its refurbishment as a permanent reminder of the follies of public sector specification?
No point - the IEP is doing the job already.