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The Canadian!

Vancouver to Toronto By Train Trees…great scenery, mountains, prairies….trees…history, geography topography…trees…photography, trains, massive trains…trees…multiple 3 course meals, random enlightening conversations, moonlit snow…trees…searching for Northern Lights...

Cork to Cobh

Cobh Originally called simply Cove, the town became Queenstown during British rule but now it is know as the Irish version of Cove, Cobh. The train service from Cork to Cobh runs every hour and takes around 25 scenic minutes. Cobh has become notorious as it was the...

Dublin’s DART

Dublin's DART An Easy Way To See Dublin Bay & More The map below shows all of Dublin’s rail network.  The DART is shown in green. Starting a few minutes north east of Dublin’s central area is the lively, socialable fishing town of Howth. The DART has 2...

Private Cable Car Ride

San Francisco A Private Trip A Cracking Cable RideMidweek, late January travel has its benefits. The weather of San Francisco’s winters is famously mild and so I had pottered down to the starting point of the Powell Mason Cable Car in Fishermans Wharf and I...

Japan By Rail

My JapanJapan is one of my top places to visit and not just because it is easy to visit Japan by rail!  It has such a unique culture, it having been largely isolated for many centuries.  The history is so different to other countries, well documented and illustrated...

Melbourne to Sydney

Left:  Melbourne Centrals Arrival Hall A Bit of CountryMelbourne to Sydney by train.  It is not the quickest mode of transportation between the 2 principal Australian cities, but there were a few reasons why I wanted to travel this way. I have seen cities and suburbs...

Shimla, India : Back in Time

FollowFollow British ShimlaShimla is perhaps the British Colonial Resort in India.  Set in the cool (and in winter darn right cold), foothills of the Himlayas it is a 7-8 hour journey from New Delhi by train, but you end up in the Indian Independence pre 1940’s era,...

Train Rides

Best Train Rides Train Rides PostsThe Canadian! Dublin’s DART Cork to Cobh Prague, Karlovy Vary & Dresden Jaunt Melbourne to Sydney Shimla, India : Back in Time Best Train Rides: Jakarta to Bandung Berney Arms PATCO : The Golden Age of Commuting A Great Day Japan...

Berney Arms

FollowFollow A Berney Arms Adventure! Preparation Check weather forecast!  If cold or wet you need to know as it is a very exposed area with very limited options Check the train schedule, as the service is sparse.  Also if you miss your return train you may well be in...

A Great Day

As Time Goes By Sometimes it is not the thrill of the moment that determines that an event was truly wonderful and memorable, but, the recognition over a period of time afterwards that something was really special. The channel tunnel between England and France was...