Some shots of the train from Wolverhampton to London. I'm in the first class coach
and it was well worth the $15 upgrade, which is normally $100. There's some poor
pictures of the countryside as we move along. You'll also note some flooding that
has hit parts of England pretty hard. It was raining today, but fortunately I'm on
the train and don't even notice. By the time I reach London, the rain has stopped.
On the train from Wolverhampton to London I have booked a first class seat. Definitely a wise
decision as people in the standard coaches are packed in and some have to stand. Did I mention
there was a delay in route and the trip took another hour? Didn't bother me. Nice comfortable
seats, no one around me for several rows. We're given food and drinks and there's plenty of room
for my laptop. Oh yeah, I did take some photo's. I'll have to upload them. My ticket upgrade was
only 10GBP. Unfortunately a friend forgot to book his ticket first class and found that it was
70GBP to upgrade on the day of travel. His ride in the cattle car convinced him never to do that
again. He couldn't get up to use the toilet in fear he would lose his seat, nor could he walk to
the vending machine coach to get a soggy sandwich for fear of the same reason.
I'm now at the Thistle Euston and have been upgraded to a better room with a double bed and more room.
Reason: The Internet connection kept failing and after an hour of working with the techs, they decide the
phone in my room is bad. I ask them to call the hotel and explain the problem. They promptly do and well...
here I am uploading and typing this message in a new room. The rate is cheap at 38GBP a night. The Internet
connection costs 15GBP/24-hours. It's quite fast and worth the cost.