on the Great North Eastern Railway from Embra the train pulled up just outside Dunbar station. After a moment for silent prayer or contemplation the Guard (against what?) announced that the delay was caused by 'congestion on the platform' Congestion? At Dunbar? Like a traffic jam in Hutton. I consulted my little book of fiction I always carry with me : the GNER timetable with that eye catching title 'Mon-Sun'. No train going south had been due into Dunbar for 55 minutes and nothing going north for an hour ahead or since 45 minutes.Congestion? A huge queue for the Ladies had a 100 yard tailback and out of control?
The train creaked into the station. Slightly late running. I scanned the platform.
It was empty.
And nobody got out.