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GUEST,Hen Harrier remeber the old steam trains,fondly ok (62* d) RE: remeber the old steam trains,fondly ok 24 Jun 05

Thanks, Barry, for putting me right. I'd forgotten all about (how could I?) the old Didcot, Newbury & Southampton line, a very useful cross-country link. Thanks a lot, Dr. Beeching, you did the country a great service with many roads now rapidly reaching total grid-lock; but then you were working for Ernest Marples, the then Minister for Transport (Marples-Ridgeway Construction building motorways all over the place!) Could they get away with something like that today, I wonder?

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