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The joys of rail travel

Thanks to the disruption of airline services due to inimical weather and strikes by pilots, I am once again able to enjoy a train journey. Ever since I became “eligible” for “travel by air” in my organisation, the only time I got to travel by train was while going to my hometown on personal visits. 580 more words


Can I stop going to work yet?

Tuesday 31st July 2018, 9.55am (day 2,532)

My summer holiday has been a long time coming this year and there’s the rest of this week to get through yet. 119 more words

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Globetrotting by rail

Stockholm, Sweden

Outside Baku, Azerbaijan

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Watford, London

Watford, London

Vienna, Austria

London Overground

Devon, England

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

North London… 29 more words


On a train....

I’m once again on a European rail journey – something that is becoming at least an annual event. I still like to be able to avoid the time spent waiting at airports and be able to embrace the freedom of rail travel: you can bring your own food and drink, move about as much as you want and the seats are spacious enough that you don’t feel as if you are getting to know your neighbour far too intimately far too soon. 455 more words


6.30am trains

Thursday 31st May 2018, 6.30am (day 2,471)

Most of the local train service remains a scandal of national proportions (some 2,000 trains cancelled across Northern’s domain since the new timetable was launched, blunderingly, on 20th May) but I must admit I have been a small locus of punctuality all week. 17 more words

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18 of the worlds best rail journeys

Some of the worlds wildest and most beautiful scenery is best enjoyed from a train window. From Lhasa to Lima, we choice brilliant and great value routes… 1,581 more words


The Art of Shinkansen

Who doesn’t love an anime inspired gif ? The Central Japan Railway (JR Central) has commissioned a series of fifteen fun gifs by Japanese and international artists and animators to celebrate the world famous bullet train.  39 more words