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2009-03-07 17:25:45

Restaurant cars on British railways are going the way of many other British traditions -- into extinction. National Express, the last rail company offering multi-course meals with amenities like table cloths, waiters and real silverware, has already cut most of the restaurant cars from its trains between London and Norwich, and on the main East Coast line to Edinburgh, The Times of London reported. Now, the company plans to drop the service from the last 15 trains offering it. While the...

2008-09-25 06:00:24

Journey time, Edinburgh-London: Current fastest, Waverley-King's Cross, 4 hr 20 min. Platinum Trains, 4 hr 3 min. Maximum speed: 125mph Train: Adelante class 180 diesel. On-the-day return fare: Platinum Trains GBP 65-75. Luggage restrictions: National Express carries three bags, weighing up to 50kg, free. Other items may be carried in guard's van at extra cost. Platinum Trains: Not specified. Facilities: National Express has a restaurant car, buffet and free wi-fi. Platinum...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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