August 1888. London to Edinburgh by rail

It is not the fault of the daily press if the fast West Coast train from Euston to Edinburgh is unpopular. The 10am train runs from Edinburgh to Euston, 400 miles in eight hours, and editors and correspondents have alike exhausted their powers in describing this run as something beyond expression dangerous

A Flight on the West Coast

It is not the fault of the daily press if the fast West Coast train from Euston to Edinburgh is unpopular.

The 10am train runs from Edinburgh to Euston, 400 miles in eight hours, and editors and correspondents have alike exhausted their powers in describing this run as something beyond expression dangerous.

We have been told of a fireman paralysed with fear on the running board, of the distress of drivers and firemen, while the perils incurred by the passengers are enough to appal the stoutest heart. The plain fact, divested of all this terrorising romance, is that a more agreeable journey it is impossible to make…Nothing will make the truth plainer than the statement which we append of the run of the 10am from Euston on Friday 17th.

1888 The West Coast Line