Another encyclopaedic discourse
Friday 06 July 2012
With the rise of the internet the role of the encyclopaedia seems doomed to diminish and disappear, but the speaker at the recent monthly talk is a walking, talking version of such a tome, at least as far as British steam railways is concerned. On this occasion John rummaged around his very comprehensive cranial database and gave us a detailed account of the history of those magnificent machines, the A4s and other streamliners of the LNER.
And no-one dared ask 'Isn't Flying Scotsman an A4?' Probably just as well.