Growing up during WWII the author had few chances to travel from his small Northamptonshire town for his first 15 years. On National Service he discovered much more of England and Wales and then Germany, finally discovering exotic places on a troopship "cruise" to Korea and back. His appetite for travel was whetted. Re-joining his county Police Force on demob, his 30 years' service eventually took him to all parts of the UK in a variety of specialist roles. He found much to his liking in the long-distance travel by train which this involved and which he has pursued in "retirement." This is dedicated both to his fellow Tour Managers, any of whom might have written the travel element, and his passengers, with whom he shared his enthusiasm for travel to the remoter parts of the British Isles.