I've just completed my write up of a journey from Libreville to Franceville onboard the Transgabonaise - a really amazing journey into the African jungle!
If you're interested it's published here: Crossing Central Africa by Train on the Transgabonaise | TrainReview
I hope everyone is...
Very true! I've done the Moscow - St Petersburg run a lot on various trips. I love the Red Arrow's departure song on each platform!
I'd love to take the Grand Express once all of this is over! I got told last time we were in Russia that because Grand Express run all of Russia's trains to Crimea...
I've just finished and published an article about our trip on Vietnam's Reunification Express from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
If anyone is interested it's posted here: Riding Vietnam's Reunification Express | Hanoi to Saigon | TrainReview
I hope everyone is staying safe and well.
There have been a couple of interesting ones pop up. RejioJet (a Czech open access operator that runs busses and some trains) ran a train from Prague to the Croatian coast that proved so popular it had to increase frequencies to keep up. Swedish open access operator Snälltåget (who run the Malmo...
It's a great place to catch up on some sleep! I've done that trip a lot on the Indian Pacific (I'll find and post my most recent article on it) - they're not joking when they say its straight! One of the strangest things I've done is change trains out in the middle of the Nullarbor!
Another trip report if anyone's interested - this one is a little random but a super interesting trip on Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway between the tiny remote towns of Strahan and Queenstown. What makes this trip interesting is the historic 1896 built steam locomotives that...
A thought - is there any reason Amtrak couldn't run the consists that form the Southwest Chief, the California Zephyr and the Empire Builder further east than Chicago?
By combining a western train with an eastern train Amtrak would create a true transcontinental experience, a one-seat ride with...
Have an amazing trip.
From what I've heard trains aren't running too full with COVID so it's not too big a deal to jump to the other side of the carriage for a scenic section.
We did the Cardinal and the Zephyr - both spectacular.
If there are no seats my tip is standing at the back or front...
Another trip report just published! This one on the Empire Builder from Seattle to Chicago.
What a beautiful trip! My trip was pre-COVID so the service onboard described is pre-Flex Dining on Amtrak's western long distance trains.
Riding Amtrak's Empire Builder from Seattle to Chicago |...
I just got done publishing an article about a trip I took from Brunswick, ME to Miami on the Downeaster, an Acela, the Silver Meteor and Brightline. Unfortunately there is no travel from here still so it's a report on a trip from pre-COVID, but maybe of interest.
Exploring the east...