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RETRO Roamer

 This week has seen the reintroduction of the dining car (First Class) on the West Highland Line. Shades of Skeesh and Allan.

The only thing that surprises me about the bringing back of this facility/luxury, after such a long interval, is the price: £18.90 return inclusive of the meal. I reckon it would be more nostalgic to call it Eighteen Guineas.

I did wonder, however, whether poached salmon might have made a comeback on the menu. In the good old days when the dynamic duo were in charge the answer, invariably, to queries in Glasgow was ‘Sorry, we only serve poached salmon on the southbound journey’ from Mallaig and Fort William. Work that one out, folks.

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