In the mid nineties I took my first trip on the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to the port of Mallaig as part of my first ever visit to Scotland whilst visiting some friends. In 2011 I ventured to it for a second time following a sponsored climb up to the summit of Ben […]

The long awaited direct service from London to Rotterdam & Amsterdam is soon to be operational, but you will have to wait a tiny bit longer to book. Yesterday saw a promotional run of the route for invited journos and the like (my invite was clearly lost in the post, haha). The route takes a […]

Great news. The iconic Haydarpasa Train Station on the Asian side of the Bosporus will re-open for train journeys from 2019. The station has been closed since 2013 as it was refurbished and the line from Istanbul to Ankara was electrified. I first travelled from there in 2009 as I made my way to Aleppo […]

The ‘Great Gathering’: The six remaining A4 class locomotives, (from the right) Sir Nigel Gresley, Dwight D Eisenhower, Union of South Africa, Bittern, Mallard and Dominion of Canada. Pictured in 2014 at the National Railway Museum, York.