Farewell to the Wrexham and Shropshire Railway

Oh deep shame. Their ideals were wonderful – and they were real ideals that they put  into practice.

To get on a train at any time, and always pay the same fare, around £44 return. Brilliant! So now if I want to step on a train with no notice  at 8am  in the morning , a SINGLE from London to Shrewsbury is £118,  and that is not even direct. The Wrexham and Shropshire had lovely  wide old seats that did not make you feel like a sheep

in a lorry pen (possibly why they are called Pendolinos?).

The loveliest staff. I for one think  it is a deep shame and another sign of the crumblingness that is the end of the civilized world as we know it. I hear things that amaze me everyday. So  much is being cut from education funding  that a huge swathe of us are now so uneducated that modern technology is just a complete waste of time, as are books and poetry and art. The World Service is being cut, 650 jobs going for the saving of a quarter of a Jackson Pollock painting…crazy world…people starving…massive proportions of the food we produce just goes in the bin.  Woops…started on a mini rant there, when  I was supposed to be wishing the Wrexham and Shropshire  a peaceful demise and I for one will miss their courage and independent spirit in this cut throat world.

SONG OF THE DAY

PROUD – dedicated to the railway workers everywhere(even Virgin) I would be no-where with out you (apart from here) I know it is ‘con lacto’ cheesy, and  am not a big fan of the tense soft palette, rolled back tongue  vocal sound of dearest Heather Small, but I have heard 2000 kids sing  from Camden this at the Albert Hall, full voice with fire in their hearts and it was  uplifting. Great sentiment .


1 Comment

  1. I heard about W&S trains. I used the line odd times between Telford and Wolverhampton. The train and comfort factor was better then Arriva or London Midland. You had space to breathe and to put your legs out comfortably. They also used to run on a Sunday when other trains didn’t – This is a real shame.

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