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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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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