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Posted By: Ian Fyvie
23-Jan-11 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: RE: Train Songs
I've heard "Slow Train" performed by two of three artists at folk clubs.

Interestingly, some of the railways mentioned in the song survived the Beeching axe and are now thriving. It shows how backward the Conservative government and UK establishment was.

But secondly, some railways that Dr Beeching was happy to leave open were later closed by a heaviily sinister clique in the British establishment which railway enthusiasts sometimes call "The Ministry of Roads".

If the MoR wanted to build a motorway or bypass, and there was a viable railway in the way - the railway was closed or truncated.

A brilliant TV Programme - with backup book - was made by the UK 'Chanel 4' telivision station. It was some time ago now but it's worth checking out as it touches on what sinister forces get up to in the lobbies of power. The Programme was called "LOSING TRACK".

Ian Fyvie