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Jim Bow
04-08-2015, 04:42 PM
Brilliant set of BBC videos. Narrated by Michael Portillo, a man who was once considered to be on course for 10 Downing St.
Unlike American former politicians who choose to go on TV and sell Viagra or Reverse Mortgages, Portillo puts his talents behind his unabashed love of railrways.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66WTYqA1504&list=PL6R4Mqy2EE_Tt6DTZM4X2PLY E8bacLvpz

Vince Brennan
04-08-2015, 05:56 PM
I suppose that we in the US will pay no attention until it comes nearer to the centenary of our belated involvement in The Great Spasm. Well done, Mr. Portillo and BBC.

C. Ross
04-08-2015, 06:21 PM
Way cool.


Unlike American former politicians who choose to go on TV and sell Viagra ... Portillo puts his talents behind his unabashed love of railrways.

Aren't railways to Englishmen what Viagra is to American men?

Jim Bow
04-08-2015, 06:46 PM
Aren't railways to Englishmen what Viagra is to American men?

By George, I think you've got it!

ahp
04-08-2015, 08:38 PM
My Dad was a Pfc in the US Army 503 Engineer Battalion which was helping to run the French Railroads and expand them. A lot of rolling stock came from the US.