- 17 Aug 2009
I know what you mean, but one person's change and compromise is another's improvement, namely the ride (apparently the originals were pretty rough), the extra space with the revised seating, and importantly, compliance with current standards.It just involves far too many changes and compromises for my liking...
And on certain steam locos:
Apart from the air brakes, bright headlights, fitment with modern safety systems, lack of steam heating on many of the coach rakes it pulls, and all the other things a steam expert would mention...I suppose they're not, but they do at least look like they are!
But yes, absolutely, the creation of Tornado was a stunning achievement, and I don't think anyone's downplaying the amount of work in restoring and maintaining FS and the others.