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Travel, trains, drinking and cooking with Ted

Take the train with Ted

If you have looked at the travel pages you will know that most involve travelling by train, and Ted and I have enjoyed many of the classic rail journeys in Western Europe. We prefer local trains to high trains2speed trains, to see more of the country at a reasonable pace. In cities, a few hours travelling around by tram, bus, or metro, away from the tourist sites, is a good way to get the feel of the place. And travelling by public transport means we can have a beer or two along the way. This page focuses on travel by train and other public transport, with an emphasis on some of the more unusual journeys:trains1

  • Away from the mainline – railway journeys:This is a collection of journeys, by local train, city transport, tourist or heritage railway. Click on this link: Away from the main line – railway journeys
  • Away from the rush hour – railway stations: A  selection of the more unusual and out of the way stations which we have visited on our travels. Click on this link: Away from the rush hour – railway stations
  • Transport in Glasgow: Steve grew up in Glasgow and it had its transport oddities (still has – ride the Subway) and we’ve included some of them here, together with photos of transport in the city from the 1950s to the 1970s. Click on this link: Transport in Glasgow 1950s-1970s  .
  • Just another train journey: travelling by train in the UK train today: We don’t usually take notes of routine or regular journeys, but we started to take along the notebook, and this section is an attempt to describe the reality of train travel. UK rail travel today
  • Railway books, maps and timetables: This is a small collection of information for those interested finding out more about railway history, rail travel in Europe and the more arcane subjects of railway maps and timetables. Click on this link: Railway books and maps  .
To whet the appetite: The photo at the top of this page is taken at Bertsdorf in October 2016, on the Zittauer Schmalspurbahn in Saxony, Germany, near the borders with Poland and the Czech Republic. It is the only place We are aware of where you can regularly see two steam trains departing at the same time. The second photo is of a FEVE railcar which makes the seven-hour journey along the north coast of Spain from Ferrol to Oviedo.

 

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