Just seen this Germany's state-owned railway company is to take over responsibility for running the British royal train under a £280m deal announced today.Deutsche Bahn has bought English Welsh and Scottish Railway - EWS - which as well as providing 70% of Britain's freight trains also provides the locomotives, drivers and train crew for the Queen and other royals. what´s next, is nothing sacred in Britain anymore? http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2114237,00.html EWS is already substantially foreign-owned. Canadian National Railway has 31%, while two private equity firms, Boston-based Berkshire Partners and Geneva's Fay Richwhite, hold the rest. The UK is one of the fastest-growing rail markets in Europe.