Category Archives: International

Hot on the BART video comes another forward view ride! Montréal’s new REM (Réseau Express Métropolitain) opened the other day to huge acclaim and there has been a good amount of videos on the new railway. There have been other forward views produced too but I think the one below…

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There has never been a full BART ‘driver’s eye’ view. Never! Not even a full length peep from the cab of America’s one and only broad gauge automated rapid transit! Historically it might possibly be to do with the half window frontages of the system’s legacy fleet – as can…

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The South Shore line project involving work to double the route and modernise the street section in Michigan City continues. The main route also sees upgrades and enhancements at a number of other locations. The ninety mile route gets a brand new railroad too! This is a new branch off…

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On the heels of the launch of the Goldenpass Express (GPX) late last year came the revelation that Roger Federer had been lined up for a publicity stint on behalf of the Montreux Oberland Bernois (MOB). Previously Federer had done other Swiss tourist publicity films including rail based ones and…

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From 5th to 7th March 2020 at London’s Waterloo station the only public appearance of an unusual exhibition known as Minifornia took place. It had made its appearance on the public stage as COVID ravaged its way across the world. Countries were entering lockdown and people’s movements were being limited.…

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Following the publication of the five parts of the The Tokyo to Osaka Line covering the classic railway route and the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, three further parts were drawn up covering other aspects of the New Tōkaidō Line. In other words mostly stuff that’s little known to the English speaking world!…

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Sylvester Marsh was a New England entrepreneur whose proposed mountain line received considerable ridicule when the idea was put forward in the late 1850s – for it was seen as a ‘railway to the moon!’ People thought the idea most inconceivable and it was a struggle for Marsh to get…

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The Montreux Oberland Bernois (MOB) and the Bern Lötschberg Simplon (BLS) railways have begun through services between Montreux and Interlaken. The project to provide a single train service between the two destinations was put on hold mostly due to the pandemic that took hold of the world in 2020 and…

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As the news blurb said, it was an unknown train that had heated up the rumor mill. ‘For some time now, a strange train has been standing on track 13 at Arth-Goldau station.’ What was this strange train doing in this part of Switzerland? It was a brand new Tyne…

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The Rhaetian Railway established a record for the world’s longest narrow gauge passenger train and exploited the scenic abilities of one of its best lines through the Alps for that attempt. The company ran the 1.9-kilometre-long train composed of 100 coaches on its UNESCO heritage world famous Albula line between…

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