The 17th sleeper, under new management

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The summer solstice saw a half-dozen SMRS members, whittled down by natural selection from an original nine contestants, depart on the annual sleeper trip.

This was Frank's first assignment as planning executive, and to ensure a false sense of security was not engendered, the itinerary set by the rest of the group was a particularly testing one.

It was also unique, so far at least, by including not one but two nights in a sleeping car, the first moving (albeit slower than intended) and the second stationary. The results are recorded here, with some photos here.