caught a local to Crewe. I'm amazed how few real hour London express
trains stop there. I'm also fascinated about the 08.12. As I arrived,
it was listed on the board, and it is shown on the paper timetable I
have. But a couple of minutes later, it disappeared off the board and
was never mentioned again. In the end, I caught the train ex-Carlisle.
Once in London, everything ran smoothly. But by home time I was tired.
Standing on a freezing station for an hour is a tiring experience.
After work, it was the Metropolitan Line to Wembley Park and a walk
down the hill to the Plaza Hotel, managed but not owned by Hilton. On
the down side, it means no complimentary breakfast. On the up side,
the breakfast will be much cheaper than the ridiculous figure Hilton