We took Chiltern Trains from Marylebone to Rickmanworth to visit Jean Hardwidge (nee Ogden) who lived next door to me in Orpington. Wendy and Julian Hale drove over from Tonbridge to be there also. I haven't seen any of them since at least 1965 and possibly earlier. There was a great deal of catching up to do and we hope it won't be so long next time.
|A half-hearted attempt had been made to improve the look of the castings at Marylebone|
|Courage Directors' Bitter is alive and well in Buckinghamshire|
|It was easier to take a picture of the specials rather than to try and remember them|
The first train to arrive at the platform was a Metropolitan line service to Baker Street which served us well. This was one of the older units which are currently being replaced by brand new stock. The running gear needed some attention and the ride was distinctly lively when it was opened up on the faster stretches.