I went to Devon for a few days to enjoy the delights of the English Riviera. Let us be clear, Torbay is not at all reminiscent of St Tropez. I've been there. It's awful and I do actually prefer Torbay with it's slightly down at heel feel to it.
While we were pottering around the South Hams (south Devon for the uninitiated), I came across the stations I hear announced at Reading - such romantic places as Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbott etc.
Mrs TF took a photo of a train - see below:
And as we made our way back up the M5 where the road runs parallel with the railway I tried to see if it was single or double track (sad) and then and train went past and I commented:
"I've probably been on that train".
And I went on to describe the relative merits and pitfalls of an HST (re-conditioned) vs an Adelante and a Turbo.
What have I become? I might have to start calling myself JT or Luke....