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That before privatisation was ever dreamed up and just after Dr Beeching did his best to bring our once great country to its knees, that British Rail filed a patent for a [Click to find out!]
Incredible as it may seem, BR had ambitions and plans to revolutionise travel in our once great country. Not content with rail travel they wanted to take to the air too. What on earth has this country done to itself over the years? Not only did we once have a very good rail network (if underused a bit at the time) but we were apparently at the forefront of transport innovation. Now we're the laughing stock of the EU and can barely 'patch' our crumbling roads which are failing under the strain.
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The decline and fall of the railways was instigated by Baron (yes, honest, - see wiki  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Beeching,_Baron_Beeching ) Beeching.... who was appointed by none other than Ernest Marples..... CONSERVATIVE minister of Transport.....
Since the railways started to crumble, after "the Beeching Report".... it seems that everything the conservatives have "modernised" has brought even more problems to Britain.... and look what they are doing to the NHS ... and who were the bankers(?) that brought us to the present "austerity" situation? ?  more conservatives... 
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It must be said, the Tories do seem to make this a miserable place don't they. Labour spend on everything they can, the tories try to cut and destroy it all. There is no happy medium is there.
Still, that wasn't really what this topic was about... What did you think about British Rails 'vision' ?
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Everything the Tories touch turns to dust.

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Quote from: okrzynska
Still, that wasn't really what this topic was about... What did you think about British Rails 'vision' ?

Think they should have stuck to the rails, no doubt C.O. Frederick was a clever guy when he developed models that describes the deformation of a material changes of shape in response to applied forces.
He would have been better working on the shortfall of "Continuous welded rails" that buckle during hot summer days. 
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Still, that wasn't really what this topic was about... What did you think about British Rails 'vision' ?

Well........ Wasn`t really going to get off the ground ,....... was it ! ! ! ! !
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(and if it did, they would still have signalling problems, and congestion at Clapham Junction....  Grin Grin Grin  )