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Tuesday, August 07, 2007
now and then
I remember this book from a few years ago when the whole S&D was quiet. It was inspiring in as much as it showed that much of the S&D was still there, just waiting for the track and trains to return. And already some of the 'now' scenes are reverting to the 'then' scenes, reversing history or, more precisely, righting the wrongs of 1966!
As time goes by more and more of the S&D will be restored, the restored pieces will link together and books like this - that almost perversely celebrated the destruction of the original S&D - will become quaint period pieces, reminding us of those few brief decades when the line was almost lost ...