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deltic

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And no Isle of Man - England link - but very impressive

I'm sure there is a case for Fishguard to Holyhead as well - save having to go via Ireland and on having to rebuild Carmarthan-Aberystwyth
 
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I understand the worst foreign secretary in my lifetime has attempted to associate HS2 with a high tax economy in his usual Monday wibble. Unfortunately it is behind a paywall, the internet's little way of suggesting you might have better things to do, but if you must you can sign up and read it here.

The other say I met a pair of highly effective HS2 warriors and they told me a tale of incompetence so blithering that it made my blood run cold. I checked it out and it was true in every particular.
Effective? How so? Last time I checked it was going ahead!

Anyway, this "incompetence" turns out was insufficient power supply for the (politically determined) tunnelling operations under Ruislip. This is apparently just a big extension lead - like I say the article is not worth your time.

Someone should pay the price for this mistake. Someone should walk the plank. Will they? Hell no.
This from somebody whose entire political career has been a masterclass in not paying for mistakes or walking metaphorical planks. How interesting. I'm no psychologist but apparently projecting one's own failings onto another is a well known phenomenon in that field. Perhaps we can all be excused for thinking that the right wing establishment's ire against HS2 has something to do with deflecting from their own totemic grand project: dropping out of the EU. The very same accusations being made against so-called "Brexit" - a costly and damaging half baked vanity project - are exactly the same ones as being levelled against HS2 by people like Boris.
 

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The other say I met a pair of highly effective HS2 warriors and they told me a tale of incompetence so blithering that it made my blood run cold.
Was it about someone who thought a cable car from nowhere to nowhere else was a vital part of a major city's transport infrastructure, I wonder?
 

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Was it about someone who thought a cable car from nowhere to nowhere else was a vital part of a major city's transport infrastructure, I wonder?
Oh didn't you know that was just phase 1 of his high speed cable car from Docklands to Boris Island where I assume he already has a secret lair?
 

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Was it about someone who thought a cable car from nowhere to nowhere else was a vital part of a major city's transport infrastructure, I wonder?
If you are referring to my Worcester thread in "speculative ideas" category, I thought your implication that Worcester was a "nowhere" to be a bit harsh. I'm sure a resident would set you straight in no uncertain terms!

Don't forget that discussion is still live here (six pages and counting!): https://www.railforums.co.uk/thread...foregate-with-cable-car-to-shrub-hill.161804/
 

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A bridge to Orkney does look like something worthwhile and not too outlandish compared to the other lines drawn on that map. I do wonder if Orcadians would want their island to be linked to the mainland in that way though?
 
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