Well, actually, it was arrival and departure. When I got to London Kings Cross, I skulked around the station for a bit before eventually getting on the Tube to the West End. And I arrived ahead of time (more than was necessary) for my return to York so that I could skulk some more. This was after I’d already ‘done’ York. Is there a name for someone who isn’t a train spotter, but rather a train station spotter? Someone on Instagram said “#gunzel“, but I think maybe I’d simply settle for ‘rail fan’.
Name-calling aside, how cool is the departures concourse of London Kings Cross? Wikipedia states that the steel structure criss-crossing over the concourse is supposed to call to mind a ‘reverse waterfall’. I think it’s more like the jet of a fountain shooting upwards then lavishly blooming out overhead before giving in to gravity.