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Toy train terror

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DaLmin
07-28-2010
07:08 PM ET (US)
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07-19-2010
04:22 PM ET (US)
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Nick
07-15-2008
03:49 PM ET (US)
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Mark CranePerson was signed in when posted
03-28-2003
11:29 AM ET (US)
My dad, Mr. Glass, loves the show and watches it for hours.
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Marc Cornelius
03-15-2003
08:11 PM ET (US)
Oh dear! British Rail was certainly not awesome, at least not in its later years.

Rail travel in the UK is still very safe. As safe as it's always been. In other words safer than any other form of transportation other than air.

Travelling at certain times has certainly become more expensive - but not 10x more expensive.

People's biggest gripe is that rail privatisation was sold as being the cure for everything. Unfortunately, and predictably, it wasn't. Trains still don't run on time, they're still (relatively) expensive and determining the cost of a ticket has become a challenge. Some of the privatised companies even make profit - albeit helped by subsidies from the government.
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Adam Weiss
03-14-2003
02:29 PM ET (US)
Thomas the tank engine has been on for eons.

The only reason why children are scared of riding the train is because deregulated british trains crash, often.

British Rail used to be awesome, not always on time... but cheap and safe. Now that it's been privatized, it's about 10x more expensive, very unsafe (they crash OFTEN) still not always on time and costing a hell of a lot more than when it was run wholly by the gov't.
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jleaderPerson was signed in when posted
03-14-2003
01:27 PM ET (US)
Also, has anyone noticed that when trains crash, there's never any mention of permanent damage? It's the A-Team of train-crash drama. Maybe you could criticize it on the grounds that it trivializes the trauma of train crashes.

(For anyone who's managed to escape exposure to 1970s US TV, the A-Team involved a team of fugitive ex US soldiers turned mercenaries, who helped a different underdog every week to fight their oppressors, with lots and lots of automatic weapons fire and occaisional explosions but never any blood or gore. The bad guys were always vanquished, but never killed or seriously injured.)
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