Tag Archives: rail

Flying Scotsman Trips in 2022

The Flying Scotsman is operating a reduced programme of trips for 2022. The Flying Scotsman usually spends her year pulling trains for a number of heritage railways and commercial rail operators, giving the public a chance to travel in a range of elegant coaches behind this iconic engine...

Model Railway Museum Rescued

The Old Town Model Railroad Depot, a small model railway museum based in San Diego’s historic Old Town district, will remain open under new ownership. I can’t resist either a model railway or a good news story, so this is a welcome piece of news. The Depot,...

Luxury Train to the Grand Canyon

From tomorrow there’s a new way to travel to the Grand Canyon in style. The Rail Baron Charter, a private luxury train comprised of three 1940s and 1950s railcars, will be operating on the Grand Canyon Railway. The train set comprises The Kansas – a rear open-aired...

Illuminated Steam Train

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will be running a magical illuminated steam train in the build up to Christmas. Not only will the Northern Lights Express be lit up, but so too will be parts of the forest that it runs through. https://mechtraveller.com/Extracurricular/Northern_Lights_Express.mp4   The spectacular...

Special Attractions on the Great West Way

The Great West Way is a new tourism marketing initiative, creating a ‘multi-modal’ route through southern England from London to Bristol that highlights many attractions and sites along the way – among them, several of interest to mechanically-minded travellers. Rather like the ‘Silk Road’, the Great West...

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