The Caledonian Sleeper thread was closed because matters were being raised in it that were also in other threads. It was a shame because I found it the most interesting thread on the forum and hence I now visit here less often. Today another poster has asked a question in a rolling stock thread that would have been better in this thread had it still been open. Can we give it another go, perhaps with some ground rules? For starters, I travelled Euston to Glasgow Monday night and Inverness to Euston last night. A few comments / questions. There were few passengers travelling to Glasgow and we were moved into one coach (I’m not sure if everyone was in the one coach or just those being looked after by one steward, but think the former as no other doors opened at Glasgow). So having carefully chosen a berth online I was given one at the end of the coach. I asked to change and they swapped me to the middle but I still had passengers either side so it was less quiet. I’d happily have been the sole passenger in a coach further up the train, as I once was when I declined the option to move on another trip. Is this movement of passengers to make it easier for staff (serving breakfast? – although I don’t usually have any) or another reason? I had a shower in Glasgow, offered the usual fiver but was asked if I’d come on the Caledonian as it’s free for sleeper passengers. How long has this been the case? It doesn’t seem to be publicised. Good to have it though. As usual I was woken by the shunting at Edinburgh. I appreciate that this has to happen but could it be done more gently? In the old days when locomotives or part trains were joined (and indeed still are sometimes) it was generally with just a slight bump, nothing like is usual on the sleeper. It was a class 92 from Edinburgh last night and I noticed a lot of what I assume was wheel slip – coaches lurching as the train accelerates. Departing from Edinburgh was one place this happened and there were at least couple more places. Is this inevitable with a heavy train and wet rails, or is it avoidable? I’ve made about 130 journeys on the Mark 3 Scottish sleepers. I wonder if these were my last? Hoping we can have our sleeper thread back that I know many enjoyed.