Thank you Mr Jennings, will look out for that Mr Jordan book. The adage of the Society infers that 'one day the damsel may awaken' (probably needing 25 years kiss of life by a Prince Charming!!), but I trust it will not be via DIY methods aking Peak Rail etc. In theory a 3rd East--West Rail route could accrue over 30 years, but rather depends on Route 1 being wiser than as of now. The Society could adopt useful aims such as lobbying Councils/Sustrans for footpath work, incl. bridges like over A508; also work with Friends of the Canal Museum to include a small display/one wall devoted to SMJ history, as its Olney Branch went through Stoke Bruerne. Another matter is a newsletter about any events, AGM etc, is there one?? The maximum rail revival possible in theory (but needing £x100 millions, is a Thameslink extension to Towcester, with a new town in Salcey Forest (any trees displaced covered by 5 times as many planted), and battery engine research for pull/push practise north of Bedford; Towcester could grow via such, and Roade could have a dual lines station on the slow lines side. If only..... dream on perhaps, but this is a time for vision making manifesto for 2015 poll, and a general Beeching--in--Reverse agenda for up to 75 lines over 40--50 years, and £50billions, would be quite good thinking in climate terms, if Network Rail's battery engine research is successful?? Food for SMJ thought/s.