Two lines which share a common destination in Horsham in West Sussex, and have links to London’s termini at Victoria and Waterloo. The Sutton & Mole Valley line serves south-west London and parts of Surrey, while the Arun Valley (or Mid Sussex) line branches from the Brighton mainline to join the West Coastway line at…
Ferrovie d’Italia: Milano & Modena
This was my first time visiting Italy alone, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to see some parts of it by rail. Though my stay was brief, I travelled from Milano Malpensa airport to the city — and again on a return trip from Milano to my destination, Modena. Milano to Modena Milano Centrale
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
A heritage line which was built to serve the formerly-much-busier port of Whitby, on the northern English coast. The line also serves Pickering, Grosmont, and the photogenic village of Goathland. We finally took a ride to Grosmont and back after many years of having enjoyed steam trains’ arrivals at Whitby station, as seen during Goth…
Train Jam 2017
A grand, game-making adventure from Chicago, Illinois to Emeryville, California. Train Jam is an annual event which precedes the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. In this, the only year in which I’ve been able to attend, the Amtrak California Zephyr was almost cancelled or diverted due to heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevada. As…
Railway-spotting Aboard “California Zephyr”
Trackside sights of- and from Amtrak’s “California Zephyr” route, which I took in late February 2017 whilst participating in Train Jam. This route connects Union Station in Chicago with Emeryville in California, travelling via Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Colorado and Nevada. Passengers can then swap to a coach in order to reach San Francisco. When we…
Though I only spent some 14 hours in Chicago ahead of Train Jam 2017, that granted me enough time to add a Ventra card to my collection. I also had cause to visit a few stations on the blue, pink and green lines.
Träffa Gröna Linjen
Meeting the Green Line. It had been some time since my partner and I undertook an adventure like ‘Underground Overground‘, but our new city beckoned with its own tunnelbana, and so we took a trip out west and south to explore one of Stockholm’s green lines, T19. Vällingby – ⑲ Hässelby Strand – ⑲ Hagsätra…
Nytt Liv: Woking till Stockholm
When my partner and I moved from the UK to Sweden, we seized an opportunity to make our first cross-continent rail journey together — from Surrey in the UK through Belgium, northwestern Germany, Denmark and the southern parts of Sweden. We took 10 trains in 3 days, with a day’s stopover in Hamburg and a…
Underground Overground IV
A visit to north-western London, touring the entire Bakerloo line and its main line ‘partners’, including Marylebone and the main line from Euston.
Underground Overground III
Back to the English capital for an exploration of rail and architecture. We began by exploring the outside and underside of Waterloo station, then took a walk with occasional train trips back and forth along the Monument-Embankment stretch of the District line.