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Tim Dunn reveals his favourite train trips and rail memories

What are Tim Dunn’s favourite train trips and rail memories? Here the The Architecture The Railways Built host reveals his love of the Ffestiniog Railway and why he loves sleeper trains. What’s your favourite rail journey? A trip on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales. I’ve been travelling on it since I was about five. […]

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Why Great Pottery Throw Down’s Keith Brymer Jones loves rail travel

Great Pottery Throw Down presenter Keith Brymer loves rail travel. Here he shares details of his favourite rail journeys – from overnight trains in China to a drive-on train journey in his childhood. What’s your favourite rail travel journey? The Northern Explorer from Paraparaumu to Auckland. It’s an incredible journey that takes a long time […]

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The Unlikely Celebrities Who Are Huge Model Train Hobbyists

We were a little surprised…

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Tim Dunn on The Architecture The Railways Built and Michael Portillo

On the eve of the second series of his hit TV series, The Architecture The Railways Built, Vicky Mayer caught up with presenter Tim Dunn over zoom to talk about the fun (and difficulties) he had making the series during the pandemic, his favourite train stations and why he doesn’t see himself as a rival […]

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How David Bowie Fell in Love with Travelling by Train

David Bowie hated flying but loved travelling by train and seeing the world pass by through a window. We celebrate his life on the rails on what would have been his 74th birthday… Today, 8 January 2021, would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday. Born in Brixton London in 1947, he died in New York […]

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Children’s Book Author Sam Sedgman on why Kids Love Train Travel

Children’s authors Sam Sedgman and M.G. Leonard write great stories about their train travelling hero Harrison Beck and his uncle Nat. Their latest book Kidnap on the California Comet is available now. Why do you think children like trains so much? Trains are just magic. Especially steam trains. The smell of coal dust, the joyful […]

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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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Rosemary Shrager Reveals Her Bucket-List Train Trips

British chef and TV star Rosemary Shrager took her first train journey at 10 and loves to travel by train. She loved travelling through India by train and is planning a trip from London to Russia with her grandson Freddie What has been your favourite rail journey and why?  It travelled from Zurich to Milan […]

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A Place in the Sun’s Laura Hamilton Reveals Tips for Travelling with Kids

Laura Hamilton talks her best railway memories and how to navigate train travel with kids…

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Train Lover & Celebrity Chef Eric Lanlard Shares his Railway Travel Advice

The Master Patissier has been on some incredible train trips, and is planning for 2021…

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McQueens Kally Ellis Reveals Train ‘We Should all do Before We Die’

The founder of McQueens Flowers talks railing to Scotland, spectacular Switzerland and the train trip everyone should do