Tag Archives: Trains and Railroads

Night Moves

Many decades ago, when I first visited Europe it was possible to travel all over the continent by night train. As a low budget, backpacker, I often used night trains to save the cost of overnight accomodations by traveling at … Continue reading

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Midnight Train From Paris

Many years ago, when I took my first big European trip, I managed to stretch my travel budget by traveling at night by train. More often than not, I simply tried to sleep in a regular compartment, however when the … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast by Train and Plane

These days it takes about 5 hours to travel coast to coast across North America, but in 1929 the fastest route took at least 48 hours. This very cool map was given to passengers who traveled on Transcontinental Air Transport … Continue reading

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Skip the Museum Lines

all images by christophe recoura The grand Musee D’Orsay in Paris was a train station in its first incarnation. It seems quite fitting that images of art work from the popular museum are now gracing French trains. SNCF, the state-owned railway, is … Continue reading

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Catch the Holiday Train

Since 1999, the Canadian Pacific Railway has celebrated the holidays with a special decorated train that visits communities around Canada and the United States. The 1,000 foot long, 14 car train is decorated with hundreds of thousands of multicolor LED … Continue reading

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Amtrak needs to see this

American journalist Charli James went behind the scenes with an extraordinary railway cleaning crew to document their amazing “7 Minute Miracle” refresh of the famed Shinkansen bullet train in Tokyo.

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The End of an Era

Yesterday the German rail company Deutsche Bahn ended sleeper train service between Berlin and Paris. Once a mainstay of continental travel, the overnight route ran for nearly eighty years. Demand for the night train, which took 12 hours on the … Continue reading

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Lost Tracks

I’m a dewy-eyed sentimentalist when it comes to old fashioned steam trains, but photographer Matthew Malkiewicz has an enduring passion for the historic locomotives of the 19th and 20th centuries. He travels North America in his spare time capturing the … Continue reading

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Amazon Can’t Replace This

In my ongoing obsession to visit or document every quirky secondhand bookshop, I offer you La Caverne aux Livres in the suburban Paris town of Auvers-sur-Oise. Located next to the town’s railway station, this terrific little bookstore occupies a repurposed … Continue reading

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