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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (May 1, 1928)

“Nothing To Boast About.”

Nothing To Boast About.

The paltry 299 miles between London and Carlisle is as nothing to natives of the land of Big Things. Thus it happened that the talkative American in the Royal Scot remarked to his vis-a-vis that “in God's Own Country you can travel all day and all night and still be in the same State.” “Well,” said the stolid Britisher, “we've got a few trains like that too, but we don't boast about them!”