Dolly Wood Express

Tennessee, USA

Country music and steam? Yes please! Part of the Dolly Wood Theme park attraction, the 110-ton coal-fired steam engine takes you on a five-mile journey through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Tren De Soller

Palma - Soller, Majorca.

In 1912 a daily train service was established along the 27.3 km route connecting Palma de Mallorca to the town of Sóller over the Sierra de Alfàbia mountain range which is 2.8 km wide and 496 metres high. 

Severn Valley Railway
Bridgnorth - Kidderminster, England
A heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. The 16-mile heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to

The Durango & Silverton Railroad

Colorado, USA

The Steam Narrow Gauge Railroad is a 3 ft narrow-gauge heritage railroad that operates 45 miles of track between Durango and Silverton.


EuroStar, TGV & Renfe

We travelled south to Foix, a medieval town with a beuatiful castle. Lines meet in the French station Latour de Carol next to the Spanish border. The cumulation of three different gauges combined with three different electrification systems makes this station unique.

Andean Explorer

Puno to Cusco, Peru

Crossing the Andes and following Lake Titicaca. Once aboard the 10 hour trip, you can enjoy the two dining cars decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s and the finest in gourmet food.

Museo Ferroviario de Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Outdoor museum with with numerous steam locomotives, passenger cars & a freight wagon, plus guided tours.

Cementerio De Trenes

Uyuni, Bolivia

During the 1940's the mining industry collapsed. Many trains were abandoned outside Uyuni, forming this mass train cemetery. The train cars and locomotives, many of them dating back to the early 20th century, are now rusted and eroded.


EuroStar & Ice Train.

An historic tour of Germany, visiting many museums and sights, including a very poignant visit to Colditz, the infamous POW camp. Our tour ended in Prague with a superb concert at the Czech Symphony Orchestra.



We started the trip in Malaga in the lead up to Christmas with the most impressive festive lights. Our next stop was Granada, enjoying the outstanding Alhambra Palaces. Toledo was our last stop on our journey, the station is spectacular in its vast Moorish style architecture and worth a coffee to just enjoy the surroundings.


Railjet, ÖBB

Picking up in Prague from our trip last year through Germany. Travelling through Czechoslovakia we enjoyed beautiful scenery in the South. We spent two days in Vienna visiting the historical centre and relaxing in the famous Pratten Park. Onwards to Bratislava, with cobbled back streets and the castle overlooking the Danube. Lastly we completed this trip in Budapest. The Pest side of the river was very busy but found Buda more green and historically more interesting.



Starting in Cologne on a balmy October day to Hamburg. We visited the Miniatur Wunderland the greatest and best model railway in the world. The attention to detail is beyond belief. Next we boarded the "sea-Train" to Copenhagen, one of only a few trains left in Europe which rolls on to a ferry and rolls off the other end! Arrival at Copenhagen Central Station we were greeted by a old loco in steam with 8 carriages. Traveling through Sweden by train, was one of the best ways to enjoy the Autumn colours. In Sweden we visited the Vasa Museum a restoration of wooden war ship resurrected from the sea after 333 years.

The Old Patagonian Express

Argentina 2020

We were surprised how popular the the La Trochita is with tourists, not just with foreign visitors but Argentinian families on their holidays. The train is held in high regard as a symbol of Argentinian pride. The railway started in 1906 and was completed in 1945. Initially a trading route, then opened up to passengers. The original route 402km between Esquel to Ingeniero Jacobacci, is still open several times a year but requires charter advance bookings. During the summer months they run two daily 40km round trips, to an indigenous outpost serving delicious chore-pans (local hot dogs). They have two Belgian Baldwins and two German Henschel engines. The preservation railway teams have worked hard to become independent, securing original drawings and a skilled labour force to manufacture and maintain their own parts.

The Old Patagonian Express

Argentina 2020

It was time to leave Patagonia, but we had heard a sleeper train on the Trans Patagonia would get us across to the Atlantic side. It was also famed to have a ‘Disco’ and ‘Film’ coach, though sadly not running on our train service. The countryside passing by our ‘couchette’ window was enough for entertainment, like a small scale Monument Valley passing by in the fading sunset. The catering cart, was also a delight, a great way to mix with locals and eat fantastic steak cooked to perfection.