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February 2021’s Best Offers and Savings on Trains You Love

Every week we bring you the best train ticket deals, offers and discounts around

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Insider Tips Scotland

How to Travel on the West Highland Line – Glasgow to Mallaig

We’re dying to try this trip…

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England

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, UK

Take a trip back in time on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, one of Britain’s most scenic railway routes. The train covers 24 miles through some of North Yorkshire’s most amazing scenery, with guests travelling behind heritage steam locomotives in historic carriages. Everything about this trip evokes nostalgia, from the grandeur of the its Pullman […]

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England

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage tourist steam railway in the Severn Valley – a beautiful part of the counties of Worcestershire and Shropshire. The train operates manly steam-hauled passengers carriages between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth, travelling for 16 miles through stunning British countryside. Appealing to all ages, from train enthusiast to families to […]

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Why ‘Amtrak’ Joe Biden is a Massive Railway Fan

How did the US President get his train-loving nickname?

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5 Fab Scottish Destinations You Can Visit on the Caledonian Sleeper

Five more reasons to catch the famous sleeper train

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Michael Portillo Discovers 5 Great British Railway Journeys that Survived the Beeching Cuts

In 1963 Richard Beeching wrote a report for the British government that identified  2,363 stations and 5,000 miles of railway line for closure; 55% of stations and 30% of route miles. Subsequently many small stations were closed. But some survived the cuts and some were even reinstated. Here, Michael Portillo celebrates five of the survivors. […]

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Ffestiniog Travel’s Maria Cook Shares Her Train Secrets and What You Should Always Take On Board

Maria Cook, general manager of Ffestiniog Travel, on why she loves travelling by train around the world and the day she saw a big brown bear from her train window I have been with the company for almost 25 years. I started working in the booking office at Ffestiniog Railway and over the years I […]

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England

The Bluebell Railway

British heritage lines don’t get more charming than the Bluebell Railway, an 11-mile scenic railway through the picturesque scenery of West Sussex (and a little bit of East). The Bluebell Railway runs between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park, stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote, and guest with an ‘All Day Rover’ ticket can hop on […]

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Northern Belle Head Chef Shares Delicious Train Recipe and Talks Food Secrets

Matt Green from Barnsley in Yorkshire has been Head Chef on the luxurious Northern Belle for 15 years. Here he shares is food secrets and reveals how he cooks five-course dinners on a train… How long have you worked on the Northern Belle? I started back in 2006. It was a coincidence I got on […]

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Planet Rail Founder Guy Saunders Shares His Railway Expertise

Guy Saunders is the founder and owner of Planet Rail, the company that specialises in luxury tailor-made holidays by first class rail. Guy set up Planet Rail 12 years ago with the vision of creating a rail specialist tour operator providing outstanding customer service, value and expertise. He lives in North Yorkshire with his partner, […]

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5 Great Asian & Indian Train Journeys You Must Book for 2021

Coronavirus has dealt the world of travel a heavy blow this year and many train travellers have decided to put their plans for a bucket list trip on hold this year. But all is not lost – autumn 2020 is the perfect time to plan and book your dream rail holiday for 2021. Here’s Railway […]

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6 Fantastic Weekend Train Trips Around the UK Under £200

The perfect way to spend a winter weekend…

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Train Traveller and Best-Selling Author Janice Lynn Shares her Railway Memories and Dreams

This month Janice Lynn releases her new novel Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy. Janice lives in Tennessee with her husband Paul their seven kids. When she’s not writing, she dreams of riding on the Polar Express. What’s been your favourite rail journey? The one I took with my husband on the White Pass & Yukon […]

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News

Michael Portillo’s Exciting New Book is Perfect for Railway Lovers

Michael Portillo fans are in for a treat today with the release of his brand new hardback book, Greatest British Railway Journeys: Celebrating The Greatest Journeys. Ten years ago BBC2 launched his very popular series and Michael Portillo set off to explore Great Britain’s greatest railway lines and destinations. Over the decade he has thoroughly […]

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6 Amazing USA Halloween Train Adventures the Kids will Love

Nothing could be more fun than a train-inspired Halloween celebration for all the family. Due to the Covid crisis, many of the USA’s top heritage trains are not running their famous Halloween days out but many are still going ahead so here’s our pick of six of the best ghoulish Halloween train adventures. Halloween train […]

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Book a Winter Train Adventure with Great Rail Journeys and Save up to £200

Looking to book up an exciting winter train trip? Then you’ll love Great Rail Journeys’ special Winter 2021 holiday deals. Guests booking selected European train trips with Great Rail Journeys before 31 October 2020 can save up to £200 per person. Known for their well-run escorted train trips, Great Railway Journeys also offer a great […]

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5 Amazing British Halloween Train Adventures the Kids Will Love

Treat your kids to some fang-tastic family fun on some of Britain’s best-loved railways. Here are the best Halloween train trips the kids will love The Audley End Miniature Railway Your little rug rats will love a Halloween train trip on the Audley End Miniature Railway in Essex. The family-focused line offers trips on their […]

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10-day Escorted Rail Tour with Ffestiniog Travel from just £1,870

Head to the snowy Alps and ride on the Glacier and Bernina Express with Ffestiniog Travel on a 10-day escorted tour from £1,870

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Eurostar is Now Offering Tickets From London to the French Alps

Skiing, anyone?