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Lack of investment in Rail freight,

 did you see the salon piece a couple of nights ago, that they've had to bring in a hobbyists diesel loco to move some freight in the north thats class was retired 30 years ago, due to unanticipated increases in freight use.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Jun 1st, 2011 at 05:47:30 AM EST
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Even so, the point remains valid. An awful lot of freight handling depots have been mothballed and left to rot such that re-establishing a widespread freight network would be quite expensive.

It's no good being able to move the freight to within a couple of miles if you've no sidings where you can process it and no infrastructure to do so.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jun 1st, 2011 at 06:36:47 AM EST
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