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I’ve finally got a few minutes spare to blog an update from this special train from St Pancras to the Barrow Hill Rail ale festival, where I’ve been taking PR pictures on board.

To say it’s been another busy week would be somewhat of an understatement. I’ve spent the past few days at the excellent Railtex trade fair at Birmingham,(I’ll be blogging about that over the weekend). Two days really wasn’t enough – I could have done to stay for all three as it was a hectic whirl of networking, photo opportunities and making new contacts.

In the midst of all this, the anti Hs2 mob provided a bit of light relief with Hs2aa’s ridiculous ‘thunderclap’ (an attempt to capitalise on social media that backfired spectacularly). Here’s the final score:


A paltry 1221 members shows just how irrelevant their campaign’s become. To make matters worse they forgot to include a rather important hashtag so its internet impact was zero! How much longer their campaign can survive is a very good question as they’ve nowhere left to turn.

I’ll drink to their demise when I get to Barrow Hill later. In the meantime, if you fancy a visit to the rail ale festival, here are the details;