The New East Midlands Franchise & Associated Fallout

Dear reader, as you may be aware, I frequent the East Midlands railway network. This activity brings a variety of experiences, some good, some bad, and some ugly. For example, while I have had some excellent journeys on the Midland Mainline on various fast trains, I have also witnessed the rather tragic state of affairs […]

Why I Think HS2 Is A Good Thing

HS2 is perhaps the most controversial railway in the UK, despite it not yet existing. While there are some legitimate arguments against the project, overall I think that Europe’s newest high speed line will be a good thing, and I hope you, dear reader, will be satisfied with my explanation of this stance, following a […]

The Coming Rail Revolution

Diesel trains are wonderful. No really, truly wonderful things. You can get enough power out of a diesel engine for most applications, the fuel is readily available and quite cheap, and, while they don’t quite have the captivating power of a steam engine, old diesel locomotives do still command attention among enthusiasts. That is not […]