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Elwood, IL
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Food on trains

Hi, we will be taking train from waverly to kings cross. Are we allowed to bring our own food on board or is that a no no? Thanks

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21. Re: Food on trains

Bear in mind that if you are able to get a table seat -and there are very few of them - you will probably have to share it with three strangers, unless you are a group of four. If you're in an airline style seat you will have an airline sized 'table' so your picnic may be delicious, alcoholic, and scenically gorgeous, but it will also be cramped.

Sorry if I'm ruining your idyllic journey

Edited: 24 June 2013, 22:05
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22. Re: Food on trains

I've never had a problem getting a table seat when booking in advance online.

warrensburg,MO
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23. Re: Food on trains

It's like booking a table in a restaurant and having three strangers come up and join you. Mind you, that can happen in places like Wagamama and Pret anyway.

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24. Re: Food on trains

The OP makes it quite clear they won't be travelling alone.

warrensburg,MO
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25. Re: Food on trains

I'm not talking to the OP but to the public who read this forum and wish to learn about travelling by train.

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26. Re: Food on trains

You're stating the bleedin' obvious, and trying to suck the fun out of matters as usual.

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27. Re: Food on trains

If you have a spare glasses/cups, you won't be sat with strangers for long !!!

I like to turn a train picnic into an art form.... complete with table cloth (disposable ones these days are very good - cut them in half and they cover a return journey!)

Oh.... and wine boxes sit nicely on the end of a table and aren't as unstable as bottles.....

Enjoy !!!!

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28. Re: Food on trains

<< and wine boxes sit nicely on the end of a table and aren't as unstable as bottles..... >>

You can also drink some of the wine before your journey, then open the box and slip in a frozen cooler pack between the cardboard and the foil bag, to keep your white wine nicely chilled.

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29. Re: Food on trains

Some genius tips there!

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30. Re: Food on trains

And don't forget the Aussie 'Goon Bag' - drink all the wine from a box of wine, then take out the empty 'bladder' to use as a travel pillow. Perfect for long train journeys!

Abs :)