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On the train home

Monday 8th December 2014, 4.10pm (day 1,201)

It’s really not an exciting period in my life. But it is, at least, the last week of teaching. 6 more words

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You're kidding me, right ?

I am now a 6-month veteran of using Southern Rail in and out of London Bridge Station. Prior to this switch in circumstances I paid scant notice to stories about the over-ground rail system and so had completely underestimated just what devious bastards they can be. 82 more words


Confused? So were we.

What follows is an opportunity for you to indulge in a little Schadenfreude, if you are so inclined.

The day started well.

Showered, packed up and breakfasted, the four of us walked into Erfurt Hauptbahnhof with a plan: From Erfurt to Wernigerode in the Harz Mountains, with one change at Halle. 744 more words

Aboard the California Zephyr

We began the final leg of our month travelling through Canada and USA in Denver to journey west towards San Francisco aboard the California Zephyr.  During this overnight/2 day trip we viewed a real slice of the diverse American landscape and also saw a change of seasons from the vibrancy of the late Autumn colour to the icing sugar dusting of snow on the fir trees as we climbed through the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 7 more words

Tours And Visits

Cardiff Breakfast Club 19th November - Ben Rule, First Great Western

This month we were joined by Operations Director for First Great Western, Ben Rule. Ben was appointed as Operations Director in June 2013 having started his railway career in 1997 with signalling and operational management roles in Railtrack and Network Rail. 410 more words

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On the cattle truck

Monday 24th November 2014, 5.00pm (day 1,187)

The point of this blog is not just to find the day’s ‘artistic’ or ‘creative’ side but also to try to epitomise my day. 16 more words

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Riding the Rails - Amtrak's Empire Builder

Imagine being old and set in your ways and having to live out of a backpack. To me, backpacks are for books, but on our recent rail trip cross the US and Canada, we had no access to our suitcases while in transit on the trains. 1,081 more words