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