This web site offers my personal view of railways across the globe. Content is drawn from a mixture of current and archive material that reflects my experiences of trains, locomotives and rail travel. I hope the site is also of interest to those people who are less passionate about railways and that the information contained in these pages is of value to them in their travels.
The images are drawn from my own collection of colour slides and digital images taken over a period of more than 40 years. The journeys cover the trips by rail that I have undertaken in the same period and probably reflect my personal tastes for travel. In addition there is also some coverage of light rail in a variety of locations across the world. Nearly 5000 pages of content have now been added, both present day and archive.
Recently added journeys include:-
Firenze to Bologna - 2015 - The most boring train ride in Italy
Brasov to Bucuresti - 2014 - Through the mountains of Transylvania
Wernigerode to the Brocken - 2014 - Steam Excursion in the Harz Mountains
Marrakech to Tangier - 2014 - A journey across Morocco
Recently added stories include:-
South African Steam - 1976 - Shed visit at Bloemfontein with 100+ locos.
WCML at Stafford in steam days - 1959 - Trainspotting on the West Coast mainline.
More images from recent visits to Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Sri Lanka and Switzerland are imminent. The former Yugoslavia, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Finland are also in the pipeline. Looking ahead to 2016 return visits to Romania, Vietnam and Poland are already in my diary with India and Bangladesh, and Moldova in the planning stages. Some new features from the UK are also being prepared.
At the moment I'm scanning a large number of archive slides from 1983 and 1984 and some of these will be added shortly featuring Switzerland, Turkey, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.