Sunday, 10 August 2008

The joy of trains

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the last regular passenger steam journey in Britain, whichn left Liverpool Lime Street station, and to mark the date, which fortuitously falls within Liverpool's period as a European Cultural Capital, a steam train is taking the same journey to Carlisle in northern England. The author of this Blog is pleased to have only travelled by train for almost two years when taking long journeys, the furthest being Sibiu in Romania. Sadly, the run is likely to come to an end when she travels to Cyprus in September, but in the meantime, here are a few journeys that she could still do:

How about:

The 22.55 to Teheran


Istanbul to Aleppo

Berlin to Astana (Kazakhstan)

or even

Cardiff to Taiwan (OK, some of that is by boat)

and, if the author of this blog was to travel to Cyprus overland and oversea, this would be the route.

1 Comment:

GEORGE said...

Even had it been intended to run past Carlisle, it's Sunday, so naturally passengers wishing to venture to more northern parts must endure a rail replacement bus service. *sigh*