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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.

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.


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  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
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[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]