by george matthews
philipmartin wrote:I enjoy your information about the rail situation in the UK before Beeching . The same diminution of rail lines happened in the US for economic reasons. We didn't need Dr. Beeching. Doctor dollar sign did it. The last paragraph is your usual boilerplate.If you keep going on about the glories of steam, I will keep pointing out the disadvantages of steam: it's high cost and inefficiency; its medical effects; its climate damaging effects.