Tag Archives: Inverness

By the Caledonian Sleeper Train to Scotland

The Caledonian Sleeper, as it leaves London Euston Station, must be physically the longest passenger train in the UK. Actually its three trains joined together. Somewhere north of the border in the middle of the night, the train will split … Continue reading

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Cape Breton Island – Remote and Very Friendly

As we drove away from the Nova Scotia visitors centre on Highway 19, we knew that one of the imperatives we had set ourselves for our visit to Cape Breton Island had a real chance of being achieved. The route … Continue reading

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Virgin EastCoast – For the Very First Time

On the 1st March 2015 the Government handed over the highly successful, state owned Eastcoast Trains railway service to the private sector. This is a route that failed as a privately owned service with the private sector owners walking away … Continue reading

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By Car or Not By Car to a Momentous Occasion

After a working life that involved hour after hour spent behind the wheel, some times driving more than 50,000 miles in a year, retirement offered an opportunity for change.  Also with advancing years, being a Council Tax payer in London, … Continue reading

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