Category UK Trains
Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Highlands of Scotland
I first traversed the 21 arched Glenfinnan Viaduct in the late nineties, long before the magnificent structure was brought to mainstream attention through the marvellous Harry Potter films. I travelled on the Jacobite steam train back then, something that I repeated in 2009. From the train the pictures were not great, no matter how far […]
2021 Gone, 2022 Beckons
In years gone by at this time of year I would have recapped my exciting travels undertaken and talked enthusiastically about my travel plans for the coming year. 2021 was far less adventurous than normal for obvious reasons and I daren’t plan too much for the year ahead. I did however get around a bit, […]
Sunday Photo – Sunflowers, Kent, UK
I took this picture through the window of a steam train in the Kent countryside yesterday. The trip was on the Kent & East Sussex steam train from Tenterden to Bodiam.
New Year in Bath, U.K.
Bath, Somerset, UK Bath is a spa town steeped in Roman history and much favoured by well-to-do Georgian, Edwardian & Victorian society for its curative waters and pleasant surroundings. It also blossomed for many years as a retreat for the rich merchants of nearby Bristol, a port city that thrived driven by the abhorrent slave […]
This is a very painful post for me. Very recently we lost our best friend in the whole world – Olivia, our 11 year-old poodle. Some people may not fully understand this statement, but many more will. In either case, we had some fabulous travels with our Oli and have 11 years of truly fabulous […]
Having travelled on a fair few overnight train journeys overseas, I thought it about time I did one in the UK. With little interest in Paddington – Penzance, it was the opportunity to do London to Edinburgh that won my vote. So what did I think? Platform 3 London Euston I paid £185 for a […]
I am pleased to announce the launch my new website http://www.ontrack.blog, a site dedicated to rail travels around the world. This will be a sister site to Wilbur’s Travels focussing on my train journeys around the world. With well in excess of 200 overseas rail journeys undertaken overseas since 1987, I have plenty of material […]
North, South, East & West, England’s Trains Are A Mess
After months of misery for me courtesy of Southern Rail, the whole country has felt the pain caused by Storm Doris. My journey this afternoon started in Peterborough at 1pm as I headed to my home in Surrey. I boarded a train that was shown to be about to leave, totally unaware that many passengers […]