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Commuting, comfortable? Are you mad?

‘What we have got to do is to make sure rail passengers – who could be forgiven for saying: “What on earth am I getting for these rises that I’ve seen over the last decade?” – start to realise they are paying fair fares for comfortable commuting.’ – …

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Gorgeous Glasgow

Although there is a lot of Scotland further north than Fort William we will not be seeing it on this trip.  We have reached the northernmost point of our travels this time so after our night in Fort William we caught the train south to Glasgow.  164 more words

And we are off !!!!!

So we arrive at Southampton Central station looking like two bedraggled geese. Slightly apprehensive about the next 2 weeks to come. Will they be filled with excitement and enjoyment or pain and a little suffering? 285 more words



Westbahnhof train station in Vienna, Austria.


Train travel in Belgium

Travelling to cities in Belgium like Gent, Antwerp, Bruges or Liege is easy and inexpensive using the Belgian rail network. You can pick up trains and buy tickets at Central or Midi station. 84 more words

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Railway Miscellany

November 18, 1883: Railroads Create the First Time Zones

Photo: Railroads. Men working on locomotive II, ca. 1920-ca. 1950. (Library of Congress)

On this day in 1883, American and Canadian railroads began using four continental time zones. 176 more words

Old Railway Lines


What is home? Where do you feel home?

The question(s) had been tossed at him time and again. It dangled, it swayed, often of its own accord — a noose that always stayed in sight. 120 more words