Author Archives: Wilbur's Travels

Uzbekistan Train Stations

I visited Uzbekistan in 2018 and sped around the country by train. Bukhara to Samarkand to Urganch (gateway back then for Khiva, where we viewed the sparkling new station) and on to Tashkent. It struck us that the stations all had remarkably similar designs & layouts. Look for yourself.

Trains From Pristina In Kosovo

Kosovo was the last of the Balkan countries that I visited. I journeyed there overland from Albania in 2017 and left by train to Skopje.  In fact the only train running in the fledgling nation is from Pristina that goes close to the border with North Macedonia. Here are some photos from that journey.  You […]

Single-track corridor to launch Californian high speed service by 2030

Railway Gazette International report: California High Speed Rail Authority has issued a Revised Draft Business Plan confirming its intention to press ahead with completing a starter section of high speed line in the Central Valley for revenue operations by the end of the decade. The draft was published on February 9 for public consultation before […]

Egypt plans Mediterranean to Red Sea high speed line

Very exciting plans for Egyptian railways, as reported in Railway Gazette International.

Wordless Wednesday – Retiro Station, Buenos Aires

The New Khiva Station, Uzbekistan

Friday Photos – The New Khiva Station, Uzbekistan

Syrian Loco, Homs

Wordless Wednesday – Syrian Locomotive

The New Khiva Station, Uzbekistan

Sunday Photos – Khiva’s New Train Station, Uzbekistan

Brand new and ready for action…….  

Wordless Wednesday – Adana Train Platform, Turkey

Friday Photo – Ashgabat Train Station, Turkmenistan