Deutsche Bahn to run Queens train

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by singha61, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. 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?,,2114237,00.html :crying:

    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.
  2. I'll get in first.....

    At least they'll run on time :D
  3. me next
    With the baggage probably. ;)
  4. Didn't EWS used to be owned by Americans?

    Here's an idea: Man the Queen's train with RLC railway ops. After all, inf, cav and gunners all get a look in at the ceremonial stuff, so why no the loggies?

    Feel free to ridicule.
  5. Unless your Jewish and you'll pray they are as late as the old BR ones! :twisted:
  6. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    That's actually not a bad idea.

    If there any left that is!
  7. She'll feel right at home, after all she is a box head
  8. They will run on time but will have trouble when heading east.

    Apologies to J Clarkson Esq.
  9. Perhaps HRH The Bubble can dig out an old 'family' uniform for the occasion ;)