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Rail Expert Rob Carroll on his favourite rail journeys

What are Rail Expert Rob Carroll’s favourite rail journeys? The Commerical Director of Airedale Tours gives us the low-down on the world’s best buffet cars and why he loves travelling through Scotland on a train. What’s been your favourite rail journey? For very personal reasons I would choose the West Highland Line. My late mum […]

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Railtrail Tours’ Dave Felstead on his favourite train trips

Dave Felstead, Managing Director and founder of Railtrail Tours on his favourite train trips, Michael Palin and real ale. What’s been your favourite rail journey and why? It has to be the journey from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. I followed in the footsteps of Sir Michael Palin‘s very first ‘Great Railway Journey of the […]

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How to travel with your dog on a British train

Want to know how to travel with your dog on a British train? We’ve asked the experts – from a canine behaviour expert at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to dog owner Lysanne Currie Lysanne and Alf’s story Euston to Manchester. A train journey I loved as it held so many hazy, crazy memories of […]

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Railway Expert Andy Brabin on the future of train travel

Railway expert Andy Brabin is the boss of rail travel company DiscoverByRail. Here he talks about the future of train travel, his favourite trains and why he can’t wait to launch his new business. How does your company DiscoverByRail work? Based on my personal experience and knowledge of railway travel, I will give you inspirational […]

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The Most Jaw-Dropping Luxury Train Suites in the World

You’ll never believe these actually exist…

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Great Rail Journeys’ Julian Appleyard on his favourite train trips

Julian Appleyard, Commercial Director of Great Rail Journeys, reveals his favourite train trips, his bucket list train journeys and why sleeper trains will be making a big comeback. What’s been your favourite train trip? I don’t think I can narrow my favourite train trips down to one, so I’m going to you my top three […]

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Northern Belle Head Chef’s delicious liver and mash recipe

Matt Green is the Head Chef on Britain’s popular luxury train line the Northern Belle. Here, he shares a liver and mash recipe from the train’s fantastic on-board menu that’s perfect for a cold and rainy locked-down weekend. The inspiration behind the recipe When I first picked up a copy of ‘White Heat’ by Marco […]

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The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Luxury Train Trips Revealed

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

We’re dying to try this trip…

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The 7 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World You Have to Visit

Prepare to be wowed…

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6 New European Train and Rail Journeys to try in 2021

Forget planes and cars, 2021 is all about exploring Europe by train…

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Northern Belle’s Sales Director Howard Barclay on his Great Train Adventures

Train fan Howard Barclay, sales director for the iconic Northern Belle train, has travelled on some of the world’s most luxurious trains but still thinks British trains and scenery make the grade Which country have you most enjoyed visiting by rail? Abroad, it has to be South Africa, where I took a Victoria Falls steam […]

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Railbookers’ Anna Davies on 20 years of Great Train Adventures

Railbookers sales & marketing manager Anna Davies on 20 years of railway trips, the magic of Swiss trains and why she can’t enough of Amtrak’s pancakes What’s been your favourite rail journey? Over the past 20 years I’ve been lucky enough to travel regularly on the rails but a particular highlight has to be Amtrak’s […]

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Hornby Hobbies’ Tim Mulhall on Model Trains and Celebrity Fans

Tim Mulhall, COO of Hornby on his love of overnight trains, memories of the South Devon Steam Railway and why Rod Stewart and co love model trains

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10 Great Snowy Winter Train Journeys to Book Today for 2021

Winter can be wonderful if you plan a magical train journey to see some of the world’s best winter wonderlands. From the Caledonian Sleeper to the Semmering Line and the Glacier Express, enjoy a trip on a cosy train and look out of the window to enjoy some of nature’s most magical sights. Next stop […]

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Michael Portillo on 3 Train Journeys That are Very Special to Him

In his new book Greatest British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo reveals his memories of childhood rail journeys and applauds the local community for saving the Settle to Carlisle Railway in the 1980s. On board the ‘Starlight Express’ Some of the first British railway journeys we filmed for the show were nostalgic for me. My mother’s […]

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Book Today for a Slap-up Christmas Lunch on Britain’s Greatest Trains

It’s time to get in the festive spirit…

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Tailor Made Rail Boss Simon Hodge Reveals Ultimate Bucket-List Train Trips

Simon Hodge, Managing Director of Tailor Made Rail, on bucket list train adventures, a magical trip on the Bernina Express and why Michael Portillo would be his favourite travel buddy

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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. […]