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Marples and Beeching

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by GWR4707, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. GWR4707

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    Thanks for posting. No surprises there, this is the standard economic history line really. It was under Watkinson that the decision was taken that the motorways would not be designed as toll roads. That was a crucial decision which reverberates to this day. Not saying it was wrong, but the terms of trade for the M1, 4,5 and 6 were determined at least five years before Marples came on the scene.

    I expect @Bulleid Pacific knows Dr Turner, being of the York mafia.
     
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    Provides considerable evidence to a number of the charges discussed in the Thread I started on this last year.

    Might one suggest a move to that thread Admins?
     
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    Indeed, I do.
     
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    The Saggin' Dragon Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Can you send a link please.
     
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    Twitter really isn't the 1/
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    rently stated argument. /ends
     
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    At least he didn't start it with something like "BUCKLE UP, BITCHES, YOU THOUGHT YOU KNOW MARPLES BUT GUESS WHAT"
     
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    Still think Marples is quite possibly the only man in the whole of world history who was even more bent than Sepp Blatter
     
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    Have you seen who's president?
     
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    Then you've yet to read one of Tom Bower's biographies - I recommend that of Ecclestone. Marples was a corrupt sh1t, but no more than a large scale spiv. You have led a very sheltered life if you think him that bad.
     
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    Can we please keep un-related politics off the rail areas of NatPres? Something relevant, e.g. rail funding, sure (hence the "un-related"), but if one political post is OK, more will follow, polluting the forum. Thanks.

    Noel
     
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    I agree with Dr Turner's summary but as others say this is not new news to any half keen rail historian, and not sure why he felt the need to deal with it via the medium of Twitter! It reminds me of the Monty Python "Summarise Proust" game show in which contestants had to precis A La recherche du Temps Perdu in 30 seconds! Someone should tell the Doctor about blogs.
     
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    I think (I haven’t compared word for word) that that thread is identical to the (single!) thread he posted on Facebook. Slightly surprised he didn’t just use twitter to reference the FB article, but maybe he feels he has different followers or levels of engagement on the two platforms - I’m not a social media guru.

    Anyway, back to the subject at hand rather than drift off into the uses of social media by academic historians!

    Tom
     
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