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Bring back British Rail!
on 11 October 2010
Earthy and gritty Yorkshire humour in connection with an appalling piece of politico/industrial vandalism.It is not for the faint-hearted and shows the thin line between tradition and certainty and the sudden collapse of sense.What in hell's name do you destroy expensive equipment just so the "competitors" down the line do not gain any advantage? Railworking is hard labour and without collective awareness danger and indeed death is always around the corner. Profit and its pursuit is a marvellous thing - especially when the conditions have been created from the fruits of social ownership.If the result of profit is however less saftey less service less pride was it worth it? Watch the film enjoy the dialogue feel the coldness and damp of the railways( and modern British society) juxtaposed with the warmness of human relationships, and be thankful that England can still produce such outstanding dramas. I suppose the question is really whether BR was so bad as it was painted, and if privatisation is any better?