TRAVEL REPORTS

Reports from various trips (generally outside the UK) - all are presented as diaries with some photos etc added later.   The majority of these trips were aimed at traveling on or photographing working steam locomotives but include scenic lines or where other historical equipment remains in use.   All reports are dated - I do not update information unless I visit again so when looking at things we did 20 years ago please do not visit expecting them to remain the same!


CHINA
(2001)

A visit with Mike Simpson over new year 2001/2 - our first ever visit to the country so this is definitely a novices tale.

GERMANY
(2002)

A (100% successful, but some more have turned up since) attempt to see every known working (i.e. not preserved) fireless steam locomotive in Germany, plus some other stuff seen along the way.

PORTUGAL
(2006)

A visit to do the remaining narrow gauge in Portugal, plus the tram systems in Lisbon and Porto and the broad gauge in between (no working steam).  Caution: some of the narrow gauge has closed since this visit.

GERMANY
(2006)

This visit was intended to see fireless locomotives we were unaware of in 2002 as well as another visit to the Harz narrow gauge system.

THE
BALKANS
(2007)

A rail journey from Athens to Trieste via Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia (no working steam).

SERBIA
(2008)

This trip was built around the IRS/LCGB tour of (mainly) Serbian steam locomotives but was undertaken entirely by train other than the tour bus and included visits to Austria, France and Hungary on the way.

GERMANY
(2010)

A rail journey from London to Dresden via Frankfurt with a quick look into the Czech Republic.

CROATIA AND SLOVENIA
(2011)

Unfinished business in Zagreb and Ljubljana.

SCOTLAND
(2011)

A UK trip for a change - South coast to Mull and back.


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