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"It covers less than a mile and trundles along at a maximum speed of 20mph with the engine of a car [which spins up a fly-wheel at the two ends of the journey] – but the Stourbridge Shuttle is being held up as the way forward for the national rail network.
"... Author David Henshaw says the Parry People Mover rail bus, which ferries over 500,000 passengers a year on the three-minute link between Stourbridge Town and Junction stations, could be used to bring back into use branch lines which were axed by Dr Richard Beeching 50 years ago.
The ultra lightweight piece of rolling stock, which has been in operation on the Stourbridge line for four years, is made by Cradley Heath based Parry People Movers Ltd and is powered by a 2.3 litre [petrol] engine."