Category Train Station

Train Tours In Eastern Europe #5

This is the last train tour that we undertook in 2014, or it will be until our 2017 route planned for September. Istanbul to Ankara to Erzurum to Batumi (bus) to Yerevan to Tbilisi The trip started with a flight and a long journey by tram across Istanbul, a train under the Bosphorus and out […]

Wordless Wednesday – Kaliningrad Train Station

Overseas Train Journeys

I guess that I am a typical bloke in as much as I love planning, adore writing lists and like to collect things. My ‘things’ are invariably football or travel related, though I do stop short at the need to complete journeys to every country or to visit every football ground in England, even though […]

Wordless Wednesday – Train at Skopje Station

Train Tours In Eastern Europe #2

Istanbul to Thessaloniki to Meteora (Kalambaka) to Skopje to Niš to Sofia This was my first European train tour since my third and final inter-rail trip in 1992. 2006 was the year and the tour was not what we had to intended to do at all. Our plan had been to take the Toros Express […]

St Pancras Station

My favourite station ever visited is New York’s Grand Central. Until my recent trip to St Lazare in Paris in search of Monet’s impressionist inspiration, it was the only station I had ever been to not to travel but just to look around. Not only that, it was amazing to visit at rush hour when […]

My Top Five Overseas Train Pleasures

The UK is getting all train nostalgic with the now regular trips that can be undertaken being pulled by such iconic engines as the Flying Scotsman, Brighton Belle and now the Tornado. Could we ever see a renaissance of the Puffing Billy and Stephenson’s Rocket I wonder? Almost certainly not, so we will have to […]

Wordless Wednesday – Statue, St Pancras Station

Albanian Train Travel

I visited Albania in the Autumn of 2007 and undertook two train journeys, one a return from the capital Tirana east to the Adriatic coastal city of Durres and the second northwards to the lakeside city of Shkodra en route to Montenegro. In planning for the trip I read that Albanian trains were extremely unreliable, notoriously […]