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Over The Top

by | 18th, March 2004

‘WHEN you hear in the Mirror that ‘rail bosses have turned back the clock 100 years’, you jump for joy and click your heels.

‘All aboard the 19:14 London to Sheffield!’

Back then, trains ran on time, rolling through miles of untarnished verdant countryside, where young scamps with barking dogs chased alongside waving at smiling class-divided passengers.

Hang 1976, it was 1904 that was the best year in the locomotive industry. And it’s coming back.

Sadly, what with this being the Mirror, things are not quite what they promise and it’s not 100 years but 90 years, back to 1914…and the outbreak of the Great War.

Those halcyon days of mustard gas and trenchfoot are already upon passengers of Midland Mainline service between London and Sheffield.

The company has

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