Gallery of pictures from Tea on the Train

The tea tableTea as the countryside whips byView of Victoria, London from the trainStaff quarters on the trainBandsman's epaulettesWorkmen get steaming
Steam Engine 35028Everything stops for teaTea cupRed carpet treatment for teaTeapots girlTea on the train sandwiches
Tea on the train menuTea on the train fancy

Tea on the train, a set on Flickr.

Thanks to Yorkshire Tea for a delightful afternoon chugging around the countryside on board the Orient Express.

Here’s the day on pictures – tea, cakes, champagne and more!

A sad goodbye to railway dining cars

Sad news reached me via Twitter this weekend – the very last restaurant car has trundled the East Coast mainline.

It was just one of the reasons which made the East Coast the best train operator for customer experience in my opinion – the chance to escape the humdrum of a long-journey and the tyranny of pre-packaged tasteless sarnies.

Writer Michael Williams eats his final railway restaurant car... on TwitpicHere, writer Michael Williams marks the occassion and eats in the final railway restaurant car with this audio recording for BBC Radio 4.