I too find it completely baffling how so many people get so worked up and enthused over units. 311, 312, 313, 322, 420, 431 whatever, they're all just runaway carriages to me, missing a locomotive! Coaches with cabs.1S811985 wrote:I certainly agree about being unable to get that worked up about units. I'm not saying that they're rubbish or anything, the 150/2 is a delight for example, but I want to be transported back to my youth and sprinters are at least a decade too late for that!Varney wrote: I certainly can't get enthused to the same degree or describe a 156 for example as 'hellfire'...but that is where the money is to be made.
Well, there's money to be made out of me by anyone who comes up with a decent blue era route. RSC appear, sadly, to be trapped in a false dichotomy when it comes to routes: It's either steam or modern and there's nothing in between.
I think there's a huge and as yet unexploited market in-between, and if its down to the third party sector to cash in then so much the better in my view.
It's actually quite sad to think there is a whole generation now who have grown up never having ridden on, seen or heard locomotives on the mainline. Makes it all the more grim to think our beloved class 20, 24, 25,27, 31, 37, 40, Peaks, 47, 50, Deltic, 56, 58, 86, 87 etc pretty much extinct.