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cup of tea 3:26 Tue Apr 2
cup of tea en route to Inverness
...tonight.

Part of my bucket list was to do the overnight sleeper from London to Inverness and stay a few days visiting the lochs and what not.

Heard good and bad stories about the sleeper in terms of comfort but we have a 'cabin' so that should help a bit.

Presumably I can drink with a load of sweaties and insult them in an onboard bar all night?

Anyone else done the sleeper? Quite pricey but wanted to experience it rather than fly

I will be drinking whiskey and eating haggis as well.

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side effect 9:57 Tue Apr 9
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Journey number 15 this Sunday and thanks to engineering works we leave Euston 21.34 to Wembley where we then wait for clearance to reverse onto the ecml. We then pass finsbury park around 22.15 then non-stop to Edinburgh. Then Motherwell onto Glasgow at 7.22.

Glad you enjoyed.

yngwies Cat 9:11 Tue Apr 9
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Nice on Cup. Always wanted to do it. Enjoy.

Years ago my brother did it. He was cycling back to Lands End starting up there. A bit nervous we all went up to Euston with him to wave him off. His train was a 9 and we were in the Euston tap at 5.00. Needles to say he was well on the way, by the time boarded the train. With all his hard work and prep behind him his training kicked in and he made his way to the buffet, where he held court until collapsing in his bunk at around 2.00. Needles to say by the time he arrived hed forgotten how got there, silly sod. Anyway managed to do it
And we met him in some pub down in Lands End 3 weeks later.

Have fun.

Westside 5:30 Tue Apr 9
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Did the sleeper to Penzance last year, very enjoyable. Own cabin, with wash basin (no en suite toilet). Bar for sleeper cabin customers only, breakfast delivered to your cabin in the morning.

Travelled with Mrs Westside, but if a solo traveller, you can be given a cabin to share (bunk beds) with a random stranger.

Bunk beds have plenty of leg room, but cabin not very wide. Can't both get dressed at the same time, for example

cup of tea 5:19 Tue Apr 9
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Cracking few days - love Inverness, you had the quaint quietness and also a decent nightlife and pubs.

The sleeper was an experience, enjoyed it but couldn't really sleep due to screeching of the train at some points.

We met up with a group of jocks on the way back from a trip to London who we sat and drank with for a few hours talking shit about football (ICT fans) and even playing chess.

Inverness is beautiful but you can really notice the weather compared to down south. Loch Ness was pretty good for chilling but the only monster I saw was a 30 stone jock woman. Apart from that done some shopping and visited the distillery and markets and generally chilled which was what I needed after a stressful few months.

Brought back some decent whiskey and some crappy fridge magnets and touristy stuff.

All in all I recommend it if you have not been and don't mind inclement weather and long train journeys.

bruuuno 11:44 Wed Apr 3
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How did you get on? Did you fall asleep and wake up in Upminster?

Coffee 3:37 Wed Apr 3
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You'll get a good cuppa in Darlington.

AKA ERNIE 3:34 Wed Apr 3
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Leroy loved it mate cracking then been out to visit couple of castles today maybe not rock n roll but beats sitting at home mate

AKA ERNIE 3:33 Wed Apr 3
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w4hammer yes mate stayed and was behind goal for qos equaliser.
never a pen for me
pitch was sloppy as fuck it's a 3g pitch with snow and hail on it

LeroysBoots 2:43 Wed Apr 3
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AKA ERNIE 3:59 Tue Apr 2

Rock and roll Ernie...rock n roll !

LeroysBoots 2:41 Wed Apr 3
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Visit here

https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/culloden-battlefield-p247471

Glorious place

Hermit Road 2:21 Wed Apr 3
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w4hammer 2:16 Wed Apr 3

That’s a retro pitch from the 70s

Eddie B 2:17 Wed Apr 3
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Which one of you lot is Geo then?

Buster 2:17 Wed Apr 3
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I'm up for a SLICE of this. How did it go?

w4hammer 2:16 Wed Apr 3
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game highlights here..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbmXf0Opzd8

w4hammer 2:11 Wed Apr 3
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fucking hell of a game QOS v Falkirk - hope you stayed until the end

Falkirk go one up (90+2 (penalty)
Falkirk lose D"kellion-Dunn ( 90+4 second yellow )
QoS Get Penalty and score to level ( 90 +6)

quality!±!!

ludo21 12:44 Wed Apr 3
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Did this 40 years ago with my parents when you could put your car on the sleeper to Fort William. We had a great week in the Western Isles.

Another example of the past being better!

cup of tea 5:01 Tue Apr 2
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Ideally we should have done it and taken in an Inverness CT game but work and timings were off for both of us

Far Cough 5:00 Tue Apr 2
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Cheers

cup of tea 4:59 Tue Apr 2
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FC booked in advance and got return for 120.00 Would have been cheaper if not for berth etc. Mate has a discount card and also works for the railways so had additional discount as well. I have seen singles as low as 30 before when looking but just luck when you go I suppose i.e avoid weekends or holidays

Far Cough 4:50 Tue Apr 2
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cup of tea, how much was the ticket?

I'm thinking of doing it as well using a senior railcard?

simon.s 4:48 Tue Apr 2
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Only sleeper I’ve done was from Helsinki to Moscow last summer, and it DRY. The cunts.


I do like trains, and train travel in general, without getting too anoraky about it. Will do the sleeper to Scotland one day.

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