A bit tricky on the highstreet
Watched a vid the other week on E-Canal boats.What we need is not EV's with wheels but electric boats, the amount of rain we seem to get now puts an end to EV's, or perhaps some form of hover craft.
I share your affection to train travel, however I also share your pessimism for rail freight.I must hold up my hand and confess to an affection for trains, particularly of the steam kind. My father worked for British Rail for over 40 years, and he often said that he couldn’t retire quick enough. It was often quoted at the time that freight moved around the rail network at an average speed of 5 mph. Hopefully we can/could/should do better than that nowadays.
Maybe so but with things as they are we are faced with urgent need for radical change....
The bulk freight argument for rail seems to have gone much the same way as the argument for maintaining the canals. Canals - an 18th century development rendered largely obselete by rail in the 19th. Rail - a 19th century phenomenon past its best by the end of the 20th.