My Top Five Overseas Train Pleasures

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The UK is getting all train nostalgic with the now regular trips that can be undertaken being pulled by such iconic engines as the Flying Scotsman, Brighton Belle and now the Tornado.

Flying ScotThe Flying Scotsman in Yorkshire

Could we ever see a renaissance of the Puffing Billy and Stephenson’s Rocket I wonder? Almost certainly not, so we will have to satisfy ourselves with viewing these rail pioneers at the Science Museum in London.

It is an overwhelming sense of nostalgia that pervades when I get on a train overseas, especially in Eastern Europe or developing countries in Asia, Africa, India, South America or the Middle East. It has nothing to do with steam or Pullman carriages, just the feeling of being thrown back forty years or so to the way it used to be in the West.

Here are my favourites:

Wheel Tappers

These used to be commonplace everywhere, but…

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  1. Beautiful pic!

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