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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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Why US Presidents love trains

Today is President’s Day 2021. To mark the occasion, we’ve taken a look at why US presidents love trains. President Biden – 20 January 2021 to present Of all the US presidents, Joe Biden is best known for his life-long love of trains. Dubbed ‘Amtrak Joe’,The President thinks he has travelled about 2.1 million miles […]

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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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21 Reasons to be Cheerful About the World of Trains in 2021

Next year is shaping up to be one of the best years for railway travel. From all the buzz surrounding the European Year of Rail, to Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ super luxe new suites, faster Amtrak trains and a major new exhibition that celebrates the iconic Trans-Siberian Express, there’s never been a better year to get on […]

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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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Why ‘Amtrak’ Joe Biden is a Massive Railway Fan

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

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USA USA & Canada

Sunset Limited – New Orleans to Los Angeles

The Sunset Limited is the oldest named train in the United States. First introduced in 1894, it was handed to Amtrak in 1971 and has been hosting train travellers on its New Orleans-Los Angeles and Los Angeles-New Orleans routes since then. This historic train travels between Louisiana and California along Amtrak’s most southern route. On […]