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a case of.....[ATTACH=CONFIG]10003[/ATTACH] perhaps?



Unlikely to be for the shillings unless the Bluebell is getting rid of the kettles and putting in a bid to re-open the line to Lewes and start competing for London Brighton commuter traffic:ROFL:


Dick Fearn's reputation in the UK was largely based on his modernisation of Chiltern and Thames Valley Commuter services with Turbo-Star units replacing loco hauled trains and 1st generation DMUs on the lines out of Paddington and Marylebone.


Those 1st generation high density DMUs were hard riding for 60 plus mile run from Banbury to Marylebone


This laid the groundwork for competing London-Birmingham commuter services with Chiltern Trains using mainly ex GWR/Western Region Birmingham line and Virgin West Coast the ex LMS route.


A number of senior ex-BR managers have ended up with Chairmanships of Heritage lines Dr John Prideaux the last Intercity Chairman ended up with the Festiniog after an involvement with Heathrow Express and the Channel Tunnel link.

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