Mindless snippets from days gone by [#1 in an occasional series]

McB: "I know I am going to regret asking this but what train would you recommend?"

Crawford: "Why........? I would suggest going for the 16.27 from Vauxhall to allow for delays to the 16.57 but I'm not sure I'll be able to get away that early."

McB: "But if we go to Vauxhall for the 16.57 and earlier trains end up being 30-60 mins late as you predict, won't we end up catching either the late running 1557 or 1627?! Outcome - we get to Chiswick at the desired time."

Matt: "This is like eavesdropping on a conversation between Vulcans. A war between competing forces of pure logic...."