Waiting for the off: Pendolino at Birmingham International, 10 April 2011. Steve Hobson

To Birmingham International for the Railtex show. Time is of the essence and you can’t beat 07.27 off Welwyn Garden City, then Victoria Line Finsbury Park to Euston, with time to buy a new notebook at Smith’s before Virgin Trains’ 08.23 departure, arriving at Birmingham International at 09.33.

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