It would be churlish not to mention the 75th anniversary of the LNER's 126mph kettle triumph today.
But only because Sir Nigel was brought up in Derbyshire and served his apprenticeship on the LNWR (therefore, de facto, an LMS man!).
That is all.
UPDATE: This from the late Col H F Stephens...
With speed in mind might I congratulate Lord Mandelson of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham, for his intervention against HS2.
As I proved, the hoi polloi are quite happy travelling very slowly, with chickens, sheep and goats if necessary.
Meanwhile terribly grand people can continue to 'monetise' their time by taking private jets to their terribly important meetings across the globe.
Wednesday, 3 July 2013