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Taffy - 2017-12-09
In response to Re A Christmas true story (Real Willie)

I experienced things in the UK to be a bit messy and customer treatment very unfriendly and inconvenient. For example, long queues before boarding a train taking you from London Liverpool to a ferry to the continent. The Brits don't complain and just take it - continental people might eventually make some fuss if things don't work smoothly. I prefer things to run smoothly and I am also prepared to pay for a bit comfort and good service. On a continental high speed train, I can sit and work on my computer while having a good coffee or a good meal in the board restaurant. British Rail cars have less space and are far more inconvenient, I remember.

Next time in the UK, I will take a flying carpet instead, lol.

Tell you what, steam trains in the UK were more comfortable and reliable. Also the stations were more comfortable and friendlier- I remember it well. As boys we used to get on (jump the trains) the trains sporting knives in sheaths dangling from our belts, clutching airguns- and nobody was afraid of us.

You could be right about less carriage space- maybe the rail gauges are wider on your continental permanent-way? However, Thailand as SB will verify the trains are really narrow but not uncomfortable. I think American and British rail gauge must be the same, as The Flying Scotsman, Mallard, or some other locomotive still leave Southampton to chug around the states...as far as I know.

Looking forward to being updated from Nepal.

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A Christmas true story -- Woodbine Willie, assistant. -- 2017-12-06
Re A Christmas true story -- The Real Willie -- 2017-12-07
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-07
Re A Christmas true story -- The Real Willie -- 2017-12-07
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-08
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-08
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-08
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-08
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-09
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-09
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-10
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-10
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-11
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-11
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-11
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-11
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-12
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-12
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-10
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-11
Re A Christmas true story -- Real Willie -- 2017-12-11
Re A Christmas true story -- Silverboy -- 2017-12-09
Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-10
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Fifi -- 2017-12-10
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-10
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Fifi -- 2017-12-09
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Silverboy -- 2017-12-09
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-10
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Silverboy -- 2017-12-11
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-11
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Silverboy -- 2017-12-11
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-12
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Taffy -- 2017-12-12
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Fifi -- 2017-12-11
Re: Re A Christmas true story -- Silverboy -- 2017-12-11
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