In November Scott, Danny and I undertook a Sunday day-trip to Luxembourg. We badly wanted to test the modernised I6m coaches. And Scott had never been to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
There we go. The Dutch government wants to introduce a flight tax of 7 euros per plane tickets, regardless of the destination or the ticket price. It’s no surprise.
My sister lives in Zug, which means ‘train’ in German. So obviously, as a train enthusiast I took the train to Zug. Mit dem Zug nach Zug.
After a wonderful 17 days of travelling across 4 different countries in a whole bunch of different trains, it was time to board my last 3 trains and return home.
After my wonderful 1 and a half days at Montreux and Vevey, I continued onwards to Geneva the last city in my trip. I took an IC-train from Montreux to Geneve Cornavin, Geneva’s Main station. The train was composed of a Re460 locomotive pulling a rake of EW IV coaches. While the first part of…
After my trip over the Golden Pass route I ended up in Montreux, as my hotel provided me with a public transport pass for the Montreux-Vevey area, I decided to discover the area a bit.
After finishing the first part of my east-west Alps crossing in Kandersteg the day before, today I continued onwards for the second portion. The First part followed the route of the old Loetschberg mountain line down towards the Thunersee.
Why is the People’s Republic of China is so good at building railways? Why is it so hard in the United States or in Europe? Those are the question Wendover Productions is asking its YouTube video.
Up to now I always crossed the Alps in a north-south direction however on this trip I decided to travel along the alps from east to west. I started off in the morning in Sankt Moritz and finished my day at Kandersteg, continuing the next day towards Montreux at the border of the Lake Geneva.
The train is not just for commuting, it can also be a travel destination or a tourist attraction in its own right. Spain offers more ‘destination trains’ you would think. Destination trains are trains you book for the experience, not to travel from A to B.