In the age of steam, express trains averaged over 80mph… today they're lucky if they beat 60

MANY train journeys on Britain’s busiest routes are much slower than they were under British Rail and some even take longer than in the age of steam. The high-speed inter-city routes are slower now than in the 1980s, according to an analysis of train timetables. –Ben WebsterIn the age of steam, express trains averaged over 80mph… today they’re lucky if they beat 60 (TimesOnline)