Five years of Trainbow Belgium 

Doubting professional skills, being sidelined, insults, inappropriate jokes, or systems inappropriate for recognizing gender identity – these are still discriminations that the LGBTQIA+ community sometimes faces at work. The Belgian railways have moved in the direction of greater integration. For 5 years now, Trainbow Belgium, a group of LGBTQIA+ sympathizers of NMBS / SNCB, Infrabel…

RIDE & DINE | Orient Dining Express by Stoomtrein Maldegem-Eeklo 

There aren’t many heritage railways in Belgium, but Stoomtrein Maldegem-Eeklo or Steam Train Maldegem-Eeklo is on of them. This club of volunteer rail enthusiasts run this 10 km stretch of heritage railway in East Flanders. One of their activities is offering lunches and dinners on board their Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lit (CIWL) Orient Express restaurant…

Eurostar post-Brexit

As travelling to the United Kingdom from 11 February 2022 was once again possible without too much hassle, we went for a weekend to London for the first time since 2019. As in the meantime Brexit has happened we wanted to see what the effect would be on Eurostar services.

ANTWERP | Looking for Linkeroever Railway Station

Once upon a time there was a railway station on Antwerp‘s River Scheldt‘s Left Bank: Antwerpen-Linkeroever. On a frisk but sunny December 2021 morning, Famo and I went on the hunt for remnants of Antwerp-Left Bank Railway Station and now lost parts of Railway Line 59.

By train from Wroclaw to Karlovy Vary

Autumn 2021. In theory we could travel to other continents, but destinations we had in mind such as Japan or the United Kingdom were impossible to plan ahead. Instead we organised a rail trip to Eastern Europe, travelling to Berlin, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen, Bratislava, Poprad, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. By travelling to Germany,…

VIDEO | The Montzen Line

The Montzen Line is usually not used by passengers trains, but it is used as deviation from Liège to Welkenraedt in Belgium. In 2021, we had the opportunity to travel on Rail Line 24, it’s official name.