Tag Archives: Train Journey

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 […]

Egypt plans Mediterranean to Red Sea high speed line

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

Turkmenistan Trains

I recently returned from 17 days in Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan and of course train travel featured along the way. First up Turkmenistan. The nation is covered 80% by the Karakum Desert, which is now home to much of the train track in the country. Capital Ashgabat is the hub and journeys seem to be almost […]

Sunday Photo – Eurostar Arrival, Marseille

The Holland Express

Yesterday Eurostar launched their inaugural scheduled services to Rotterdam & Amsterdam and yours truly naturally had to be on the first departure at 08.31. The big cameras were out in force, Eurostar were handing out Dutch & Union Jack flags as well as free waffle cookies and there was a general celebratory mood. Mike Cooper, […]

Wordless Wednesday – The Jacobite, Mallaig

The Jacobite

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday -Glenfinnan Viaduct,

Eurostar – Going Dutch

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 […]