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LNER is back.

#1  Postby Alan B » May 16, 2018 1:54 pm

The Guardian
East coast mainline to be temporarily renationalised

The East Coast rail service will be temporarily renationalised, the government has decided, after operators Virgin and Stagecoach could no longer meet the promised payments in the £3.3bn contract.

The London to Edinburgh service will be taken back into public control on 24 June, a little over three years since Virgin Trains East Coast started running. It will be rebranded as the London and North Eastern Railway.

Although when my Dad was shovelling coal on the old LNER footplate it was dubbed by some wag as the Late & Never Early Railway...

All we need now is the return of the LMS, GWR and the Southern...
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#2  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 16, 2018 2:38 pm

Bring back the Royal Scotsman both ways with Pullman carriages.
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#3  Postby LucidFlight » May 16, 2018 6:05 pm

Bring back the Flying Scotsman as well!

ETA

I mean, the steam engine.
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#4  Postby newolder » May 16, 2018 6:41 pm

I was wondering if there was a hovering Scotsman, yet. Turns out, its a tube channel with views from a drone... :clap:
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#5  Postby LucidFlight » May 16, 2018 8:00 pm

Magnificent! What a find, newolder.
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#6  Postby Matt_B » May 16, 2018 11:00 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:Bring back the Royal Scotsman both ways with Pullman carriages.


Funnily enough, I was in York last month and the recently refurbished Flying Scotsman indeed pulled in, having made the trip up from London. I don't think it's quite up to putting on a regular service though. Maybe between it, the couple of Mallards and the Deltic they've got in the NMR though...
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#7  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 17, 2018 8:33 am

LucidFlight wrote:Magnificent! What a find, newolder.


Reminds me of my walking days. I was there quite often.
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