Category Travel Pioneers

Sunday Photo – The A4 Class Steam Locomotives

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.

Thomas Cook Trains

“Thomas Cook don’t run trains,” I hear you utter. You would be correct that they do not nowadays, but the company owe their very existence to the age of steam trains. Thomas Cook the travel company was born 175 years ago in July 1841 and started life out by organising UK train trips starting in […]