As Prince William turns 40 we take a look at his life and his love affair with trains A train lover from childhood Like the rest of his family, including dad Prince Charles and mum, Princess Diana, Prince William loves trains. When he attended Eton in his teens he could regularly be seen with is […]
As London’s newest train line opens to the public, we take a look at 11 things you probably didn’t know about the Elizabeth Line It’s named in honour of the late Queen Previously known to the British public as Crossrail, the Elizabeth Line was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Before her death she […]
Discover 6 reasons why Queen Elizabeth loved her private royal train Private Train Because the royal train is private, the royal family can travel around the UK in total privacy with their assistants and staff on board. Unique History The first royal train (above) made its first appearance back in June 1842 when Queen Victoria […]
We’ve got 7 great reasons you should book a Fred Holidays rail journey today. Just take a look at their new 2022/2023 brochure and start planning your trip of a lifetime Ride in five-star style on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express What could be more glamorous than taking a long overdue journey on the iconic Venice Simplon […]
Great New Zealand Adventure star Griff Rhys Jones is a man of many talents. Here we discover 7 things you probably didn’t know about him. He has kissed all the Spice Girls As part of the 1999 Comic Relief Red Nose Day appeal Griff kissed all the Spice Girls one by one. ‘It was the […]
From a new Italian luxury train to Brad Pitt on a bullet train and the TV return of Michael Portillo, Vicky Mayer discover 22 new reasons to get excited about train travel in 2022 Travel with Belmond and Wes Anderson Celebrated Film Director Wes Anderson has teamed up with Belmond to recreate the Cygnus carriage […]
Vicky Mayer discovers all you need to know about riding in style on a Northern Belle train Christmas comes early It’s my first time on a Northern Belle train and along with my mum Ena, I am looking forward to a five-hour round-trip from Victoria travelling to Dover and back. We are on board to […]
Railway expert Rob Carroll shares his tips for on the five best rail journeys to book for 2022 After nearly 15 years of organising escorted rail holidays for groups, I recently rejoined the Leger Shearings Group. ‘What has coach travel got to do with railways?’ you might ask. Well, there have always been enthralling, nostalgic […]
We travelled from London to Edinburgh to discover what’s on board new British train line Lumo Lumo promises train passengers the chance to travel effortlessly between London and Edinburgh at a price everyone can afford. The new line which has been in development for the past two years boasts environmentally-friendly all-electric trains, the chance to […]
Tune in go behind the scenes and discover the secrets of Hornby – the greatest train model maker in the world Known throughout the world as the best train model making company in the world, Hornby is a legend to people of all ages. And now Hornby fans can go behind the scenes to discover […]
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