… railways. This is not meant as a political statement on the 50th anniversary of the Beeching report into Britain’s railway system. It’s just that I want to do a bit better at counting my blessings. I don’t want to get into a philosophical debate about freewill, divine inspiration etc. I think that one can appreciate the talent of our railway pioneers and thank God for the blessing that railways are. Yes, there is the occasional story like “the wrong kind of snow”, but being able to travel great distances at speed is a boon.

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