Author Archives: Wilbur's Travels
The international railway gazette has reported this Chinese milestone as the country races towards its 70,000 track km goal for high-speed rail. It is fast becoming a huge draw in much the same way as the Shinkansen in Japan with trains reaching up to 350 km/h. You can read the gazette’s report below.
Railway Gazette have reported in September that there is going to be sizeable investment into train infrastructure in the Western Balkans. Agreement has been reached between Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to improve connections and journey times. Progress is definitely needed of course, but at a cost to the throwback […]
I am hoping against hope that I finally get to do the TSE from Moscow to Vladivostok next year after 3 postponements. I could see a herringbone berth layout in 3rd class (platskartny) as reported by the Railway Gazette.
A trip by Via Rail has long been on my wish list. The Railway Gazette have just published an article about swish new rolling stock coming along on the Quebec – Montreal- Toronto – Windsor corridor, which has acted as a timely reminder. Here is the article…. You can follow the Railway Gazette for free. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Very exciting plans for Egyptian railways, as reported in Railway Gazette International.