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I have slept on many trains, but remain true to my first love, the Caledonian Sleeper

By Clive Anderson   January 2012

A 1950s poster. Sleeper trains, says Clive Anderson, can be like “being in a friendly B&B on wheels”

One of my earliest memories is of travelling from London to Scotland on the sleeper. Though actually it is so long ago now, and lodged so deep in my subconscious, I sometimes wonder if I just dreamt it. We often went to Scotland when I was a child—to visit my grandparents and to go on holiday—but almost always by car. But I think I remember the one trip by train. But real or imagined, this overnight rail journey obviously made an impression…

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