The Other End of the Spectrum – And What I Learned on Megabus

Dear reader, you may have noticed me going on about first class recently, and I may have mentioned that this is rather unusual as far as my travel arrangements are concerned. Well, recently, the time had come to do something that, once upon a time, never imagined doing – taking a Megabus. I should explain […]

Tying Up Some Loose Ends

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed I leave a lot of notes such as “I may write on this in future” or “more on this in future”. However, if you are an observant reader, you may also have noticed that at no point have I actually written up […]

Pete’s Marvellous First Class Adventure (with some un-marvellous bits thrown in)

Now, dear reader, despite the rather up-market language I am fond of using, I am in fact a very regular person, living a relatively normal life, with relatively normal friends and so on. I am not in the habit of going to balls, formal dinners, or board meetings. To be quite honest, the concept of […]

A Defence of The Worst Train in Britain

In Britain, we are lucky to have some excellent examples of the railway art. In particular, the truly magnificent HS1, which allows one to reach Ashford from London in a mere 38 minutes, at up to 140 mph, or, to transport one at up to 186 mph on a rather beautiful Eurostar on one’s holidays […]

The Murder of Elizabeth Camp

I don’t want to go on about it, but some parts of this article are somewhat gruesome reading. A small measure of reader discretion is advised. The year was 1897, the city London. Railways really were nothing new at this point, and the capital of the British Empire had many, stretching out into the up-and-coming […]