Monday, December 20, 2010

Vacation 2010 Day 12: Paddington Station


After a day in Cambridge I headed into London to catch the sleeper train down to Cornwall from Paddington Station.


Built in 1854 and designed by the great Isombard Kingdom Brunel who designed much of what used to be called the Great Western Railway. At night the place looked pretty impressive, though I'm sure caked in soot like it used to be in the age of steam it would look somewhat different.


I was looking forward to the sleeper. As far as I can remember I have never been on a sleeper in Britain, though I did spend a night on a Russian sleeper from East Berlin to Sweden and had enjoyed that.


I used to catch this same sleeper train every week from Exeter down to Truro but just had a seat for that short, last leg of its journey.


  1. beautiful pictures of the station...will there be another installment showing the inside of the train?

  2. 'fraid not... I hadn't slept for 48 hours and the bed was very comfortable so I was out like a light till woken with a cup of coffee by the steward....

  3. Beautiful pictures, nicely taken :)