The Anonymous Widower

To Peterborough In An Inter City 125

My paternal grandmother was born in Peterborough and as it was a wet day, I thought that it might be a good place to go to the city for lunch and to take a look at the rebuilt station.

So I boarded one of East Coast’s Inter City 125s at Kings Cross.

The train certainly doesn’t betray its age, even if it’s probably been refurbished a few times since it was built in the late 1970s.

But then after travelling by train in many of the countries of Europe recently, I would rate it, one of the most comfortable Second Class rides in Europe. If not the most comfortable!

When they write the definitive history of the first three hundred years of trains in the United Kingdom, these trains will be the only class running today, that will get their own chapter. But then the author of the book, will be able to sample a ride in one of these trains, as they will defy the odds and outlive everything else.

December 31, 2013 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

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