Sir: There is nothing new on the railways. Experts may regard the Virgin train running out of fuel as unprecedented (report, 4 January), but British Rail did it too. In the early 1970s my evening train stopped 100 yards short of Moreton-in-Marsh station for the same reason. A fuel gauge had jammed and nobody noticed that the engine had not used any fuel between London and Oxford!
Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire