Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Captain Deltic lauds Terry Miller MBE

The normally camera shy Captain Deltic was out and about yesterday contributing to a BBC 4 programme.

"Off to record a BBC programme about HST this morning. Don't usually do TV but make an exception for getting HST creators their due credit." he tweeted.

So let Eye add its own birthday congratulations to the High Speed Train, the prototype of which rolled off the production line in June 1972.

A mere 22 months, and £800,000, after it was authorised by the British Railways Board.

HST - 40 years and still going strong!

Where as IEP - over £70 million* and just plain wrong!

*Based on DfT consultants fees, plus bidding costs.