The look now standi; ng at platform four

Railways are the butt of a thousand jokes nowadays. These warm, woolly clothes recall a happier age, when train travel was fun and decidedly glamorous. Wearing them will put you firmly on the right side of the tracks

Above: cashmere/mohair jumper, pounds 330, by Pringle (01450 360259). Below (left): grey jumper, pounds 155, at Betty Jackson, 311 Brompton Road, London, SW3; wool skirt, pounds 53, by In-Wear, at House of Fraser stores; wool tights, pounds 14.95, and cotton socks, pounds 8.95, by Hue, at department stores nationwide; ankle boots, pounds 69.99, by Bronx, at Office Shoes, London; scarf, pounds 149, at Georgina von Etzdorf, 149 Sloane Street, SW1. Below (right): wool jumper from a selection at The DAKS Shop, Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1; tweed skirt, pounds 53, by In-Wear, as before; tights and socks by Hue, as before; boots, pounds 180, at Freelance, 55 Neal Street, WC2; scarf, pounds 85, at Whistles, 12 St Christophers Place, W1, and branches

Left: coat, by Sonja Nuttall, pounds 340, at Jones, 13-15 Floral Street, WC2; shawl, by Georgina von Etzdorf, pounds 115, as before; skirt, by Jean Paul Gaultier, pounds 369, at Liberty, Regent Street, W1. Above: coat, by Marjan Eradus, pounds 739, at Liberty, as before. Below (on both girls): cardigan, pounds 110, and matching sweater, pounds 100, by Nicky Levy, at Browns, 23-25 South Molton Street, W1; boots, pounds 80, at Bella Ricco, Whiteleys, Bayswater, London, W2. Below (left): trousers, pounds 230, at Vivienne Westwood, 6 Davies Street, W1; Below (right): trousers, pounds 165, and belt, pounds 57, by Idem, at Whistles, as before; small attache case, pounds 380, medium leather case, pounds 475, and large case, pounds 690, at Holland & Holland, 31-33 Bruton Street, W1

STYLING BY JO ADAMS, ASSISTED BY SARAH EVANS

HAIR BY BRYANT FOR TONI AND GUY

MAKE-UP BY SHARON DOWSETT USING AVEDA

PHOTOGRAPHER'S ASSISTANT: BILL DAVIES

MODELS: CAROLYN AT SELECT AND ALEX AT TAKE TWO

WITH THANKS TO THE WEST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY

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