As a none train anorak but someone who has what could be termed a passing interest in trains am I the only one who thinks over the years despite decisions that favour penny pinching here in the UK we’ve done pretty well running a railway system in more modern times using a network and tracks that were designed for steam locomotives? As for HS2? Seriously! We are titchy UK. Modernising our existing routes with innovative ideas and clever rolling stock would be more than adequate for our relatively tiny land mass despite all the business and economic arguments HS2 supporters argue. It would also probably be cheaper and a lot kinder to the impact on the environment.