Having had a few hours kip bedded down at Heathrow terminal 5 I’m now heading back North on public transport. I caused a bit of a stir on Twitter yesterday by criticising an internal flight from Heathrow to Newcastle. Some people who seem more concerned by ‘convenience’ rather than having climate change and having a liveable planet to inhabit got rather upset with me. Here’s the tweet that caused all the fun…

Me? I’ll be using rail all the way, despite the ‘inconvenience of carrying a weighty camera bag and towing a suitcase. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a ‘green’ luddite who wants to see us scrap all flying, but I do recognise that we need to take climate change seriously and not leave tackling it up to others.

Here’s my first train of the day…

Tubes from terminal 5 are a bit quiet this time of morning, but they sure fill uo en-route to central London!


Having travelled into central London I’ve resisted the temptation to talk the camera for a walk. I’m operating on a sleep deficit with extra bags in tow so starting the trip North makes more sense. Right now I’m on an LNER service out of Kings Cross – first stop Peterborough.


During my sojourn at Peterborough I saw this curious creature. It’s a Class 156 that was formerly with Greater Anglia, operating services out of Norwich. It’s currently working for East Midlands Railway (hence the branding) but it’s been repainted in the livery of the company it will end up with at the end of the cascade chain – Northern.

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