Under Mrs Thatcher , ministers j said they meant to privatise | British Rail, but left it in public ownership. Now John Major 's i government intends to show I how radical it is, by de-nationalising the industry. The plan is to "franchise" British ... (more)Rail's passenger I services as soon as possible, I until they are all in private t hands. Will it work - and is it in the public interest? Vivien White investigates.