During the middle of this month, in typical hands-on Adonis fashion, the minister chose to undertake a week-long trip all over the country using the rail network. Equipped with only a standard-class railrover the minister undertook a fascinating meander.
Click here to read the minister's five-day blog, criss-crossing the country.
M'colleague and I undertook our own week-long railrover jaunt during June 2005, though in addition to lasting two days more than Lord Adonis, we also saved up a few more pennies and travelled first class. We alternated our overnights between sleeper and b+b. Having sampled the Cornish Riviera sleeper, along with ScotRail's Anglo-Scottish equivalents between Euston-Fort William/Inverness, I can't recommend them highly enough.
Adonis' jaunt has inspired me to dig my railrover shots out from the archive. A small selection of some of the most interesting will appear in the next few days. (GL)