Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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I've been researching things for The Archon of Gloucester this morning, specifically, the train trip from Cannon Street Station, London, to Gloucester. I need to be a bit more precise with the end destination, but I'm working on it.

It would also be nice to know where the train from Paddington goes if you sleep through the Bristol Temple Meads stop? (Yes, Seth, I am going to be evil to you, if I possibly can!) (g)

Hah! Looks like it goes on to Weston-super-Mare and ends at Taunton. Well, at least you'll be able to sample some Taunton Cider, Seth.

Oh, even better! It's 82.5 miles from Taunton to Gloucester. I'm loving it!

I wonder if it is possible to find Victorian-era train timetables on the Web anywhere? Right now, I'm using the modern timetables, and I'm sure those aren't accurate for the 1880's. Maybe I should dig through Sherlock Holmes stories for train times? But, given Conan Doyle's incredible attention to detail, I'm not sure that even the train times he uses can be trusted. He might have just pulled them out of his hat.

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