Could this be the finest steam train ride in the world?

IMAGINE you could create your ultimate fantasy train set. For me (and I suspect possibly you) it would be a network of quaint branch lines passing through some remote, timeless and beautiful landscape. The little wayside stations would be immaculate […]


September 5, 2016 Daily Telegraph

Epic, scenic, heritage – the Top 25 railway journeys in the world

“I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it,” said the travel writer Paul Theroux famously, and it seems that more of us than ever concur with him. Trains are the most agreeable, comfortable […]


May 5, 2016 Daily Telegraph

When the great express trains ruled the rails

SUCH POWER, such technology, such speed! Last month a state-of-the-art Japanese magnetic levitation train smashed the world train speed record, hitting just over 600 km/h (375 mph). The train, known as a “Maglev ”, ran perfectly and the ride was […]


June 2, 2015 Daily Telegraph

The Train from Hell

A low moan ripples along the line of commuters packed at the platform edge as my train pulls in – a sound that the condemned souls from mythology must have uttered as they headed across the Styx into Hades. The […]


June 25, 2011 Daily Telegraph

Gloomy news for train-travelling foodies

It was one of the most delicious yet poignant meals I have ever enjoyed aboard a railway train. The Smoked Haddock Arnold Bennett Crepe was delicious, and the rib-eye steak grilled to a tee. Solicitous stewards served rhubarb and ginger […]


May 3, 2011 Daily Telegraph

On track to trip back in time

Surely it was always summer when we made our first railway journey,” wrote the historian Hamilton Ellis, “and everyone who has ever loved a train has a favourite railway – the first one we ever saw.” For many of us […]


April 25, 2010 Daily Telegraph

On track to a trip back in time

“Surely it was always summer when we made our first railway journey,” wrote the historian Hamilton Ellis, “and everyone who has ever loved a train has a favourite railway – the first one we ever saw.” For many of us […]


April 3, 2010 Daily Telegraph

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