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Journeys are listed in chronological order.


1964 -1983

1964 – “All Change!” – Departures & Arrivals

1970 – UK – “A Railway Child”  –  A Fascination born at Preston

1970 – UK – “Slate & Steam”  – Holidays in North Wales

1974 – UK – “Golden Rail” – First Class to Cornwall

1976 – UK – “A New Hobby” – Confessions of a Train Spotter

1978 – UK – “British Rail at his Zenith”  – Photographing Trains

1980 – UK – “Deadline for Obsession”  –  The End of the Deltics

1982 – UK – “Off the Rails”   –  University


1984 -1993

1984 – France – “To Normandy”  – The D Day Beaches

1984 – Europe – “Inter Rail”   – Touring Europe’s Capitals by Rail

1985 – UK-  “Commuter”  – Working in London


Travel Diary – June 1986 – June 1988

1986 – USA – “Continental Trailways”  – Crossing America by Bus

1986 – Australia – “Sydneysider”  – Living and Working in Sydney

1987 – New Zealand “Hitcher’s Paradise”   -Thumbing from Auckland to Christchurch

1987 – Australia – “Part 2”  – Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, Brisbane & Perth

1987 – South East Asia – “Magic Arrow”  – Singapore, Malaysia and Bangkok

1987 – Hong Kong “Kowloon Station” –  Feeling Sick in Kowloon

1987 – Japan – “Tokyo at last”  – 9 Months Living and Working in Japan

1988 – USSR – “Trans-Mongolian Express  – Hong Kong, Beijing, Moscow & Berlin


1988 – Japan – “Keihin Tohoku Line” – Return to Tokyo & Living in Saitama

1989 – Japan – “Grand Hikari”  – Moving to Yamaguchi

1989 – Philippines – Manila and Boracay

1989 – South Korea – “School Trip”  – Pusan to Seoul

1991 – Indonesia – “Bali” – Christmas on the Beach

1992 – Japan “Nozomi”   – Settling Back in Tokyo


1994 -2003

1994 – India – “Honeymoon of Steam”  – An Indian Rail Pass

1994 – UK – “Return to Network South Eastern”  – A New Home in Otford

1995 – UK – “Back in Steam” – Several Trips around Britain

1995 – South Africa – “Trans-Karoo”   – Johannesburg to Cape Town by Car and Train

1996 – USA – “New Jersey Transits  –  Two Trips to New Jersey; Christmas and a Wedding

1997 – Europe – “Eurotunnel”   – New Opportunities for Travel via the Channel Tunnel

1997 – Japan – “Return”  – Returning to Japan via Kyoto and Kyushu

1998 – Italy – “Via Eurostar”  – A Rail Trip around Italy

1998 – Egypt – “Cairo Metro” – Cairo and Luxor

1999 – Germany – “Goodbye to Berlin”  – Several Trips to the German Capital

1999 – Europe – “Czech, Slovakia and Hungary”  – Prague, Bratislava & Budapest

2000 – Germany “All 4 Corners”   – Asparagus & Strawberries  in Germany

2001 – Ireland – “Dart to Dublin” – A Wedding in Dublin

2002 – Switzerland -“Rhaetische Bahn”  – Munchen, Bodensee, Salzburg & St Moritz

2002 – Portugal – “Algarve and Lisbon”  – Two Trips to Capital and Coast

2002 – Russia “Return to Moscow”   – Moscow in Modern Russia

2003 – Europe – “Cheap Flights”   – Madrid, Barcelona and Turin

2003 – Morocco – “Marrakech Express”   – Casablanca, Marrakech and more


2004 -2008

2004 – Poland – “Warszawa Express”  – Krakow and Warsaw

2004 – UK – “Royal Duchy to Scilly” –  By Train and Helicopter to Scilly

2004 – UK – “The Scot and The Scotsman” – By Pendolino to Glasgow and Edinburgh

2004 – UK – “3 Peaks”  – Climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon

2004 – Turkey – “Istanbul”  –  Turkey for Christmas

2005 – USA – “The Lake Shore Limited”   – New York to Chicago by Train

2005 – USA – “California Zephyr”  – Chicago to San Francisco by Train

2005 – Eastern Europe – “Lost Images”  – Bulgaria, Ukraine, Latvia, Serbia, Kazakhstan & Romania

2005 – Greece – “Little Climbing Train”   – Athens at Christmas

2006 – Italy – “Sorrento” – Naples, Sorrento, Capri and Almafi

2006 – Japan – “Sanin Line”   – Along Japan’s North Coast by Train

2007 – USA – “Pacific Coast Highway to YVR”  – Road Trip from San Fran. to Vancouver

2007 – France – “T5 to Lyon”   – The Opening of Terminal 5 and a Trip to France

2008 – UK – “Return to Lancashire”   – Blackpool, Liverpool and Manchester

2008 – UK – “Cornish Riviera Express”  – Trips to Devon & Cornwall

2008 – Japan – “Yamaguchi”   -Trips back to Family in Japan

2008 – Taiwan – “Metro Taipei”  – A Trip to Taipei


2009 -2013

2009 – Flying High – BAEC  –  Frequent Flying with British Airways

2009 – France – “Weekends in Paris”  – Several Trips to the French Capital

2009 – USA – “Las Vegas”  –  Sin City and the Surrounding Countryside

2009 – Japan – “Vienna and Tokyo”   – Vienna and Tokyo

2009 – France – “Slow Train From Toulouse”  – Visiting The Ville Rose At Christmas

2010 – USA – “Pacific Red”     – Los Angeles

2010 – UK – “Best Trip”    – Watching Blackpool FC

2010 – USA – “Queen Mary” –  An Art Deco Masterpiece

2010 – UK – “Cycling to Rheinbach” – Two Cycle Trips to Germany

2010 – Japan “Hakata via Helsinki” –  Fukuoka and Finland

2010 – Israel – “Tel Aviv Trains” –  A Trip to the Holy Land

2010 —  UK – “Otford Snow”  –  Winter at Home

2011 – China – “Shanghai – Fast” –  How Not to Ride the World’s Fastest Train

2011 – Vietnam “Reunification Express” – Two Trips to Vietnam

2011 – Mexico – “Metro”  – Mexico City and Guadalajara

2011 – France – “A Walk to Paris”  –  Walking from London to Paris

2011 – USA – “New Orleans”  – A Weekend in the Big Easy

2011 – Brazil – “Rio and Sao Paulo”  – Two Trips to Brazil

2011 – USA – “Route 66”  – Driving on America’s Mother Road

2011 – Argentina – “Retiro Subte”  – A Few Days in Buenos Aires

2011 – USA – “Philadelphia Sandwiches”  –  Sandwiches in the City of Brotherly Love

2012 – USA – “Southern Crescent”  – A Road Trip around America’s South

2012 – USA – “The Train that built a Dam”  – Walking near Las Vegas

2012 – Hong Kong – “Peak Tram”  – Scenes from a Hong Kong Stopover

2012 – USA – “L & Lloyd Wright”  – Architecture and Elevated Railways

2012 – Cambodia – “Angkor Wat”  – Angkor Wat

2012 – Chile – “Santiago and Valparaiso”   – A Visit to Santiago and Valparaiso

2012 – USA – “The Milwaukee Road”   – A Few Days in Wisconsin

2012 – Jordan – “Better on a Camel”  – Driving around Jordan

2012 – UK – “Olympic Train” –  2012 Olympics in London

2013 – UK – “Dining at Speed”  – Eating on Board Trains

2013 – USA – “New York Subway”  – Visits to America’s Greatest City

2013 – UK – “Running Late”   – Running Half Marathons & Other Races

2013 – South Korea – “Kimuchi en Vitesse”  – Korea’s version of the TGV

2013 – Japan – “Kyushu Shinkansen”  – A Trip to Kagoshima

2013 – UK – “The Pick Line”   – Art Deco on the Underground

2013 – Canada – “Vancouver SkyTrain”  – Trips to British Columbia


2014 -2018

2014 – Myanmar -“Trains in Circles” – A Trip around Myanmar

2014 – UK – “In the footsteps of Maria Brace”  – Walking in Herefordshire

2014 – QM2 – “Waterloo to New York”   – A Transatlantic Crossing

2014 – USA – “Long Island Road”  – Exploring New York’s Long Island

2014 – “50 Years – 13 Stations  – My Favourite Railway Stations

2014 – Iceland – “Blue Lagoon” – A Quick Stopover

2014 – USA – “Houston” – The Space Centre

2014 – Russia – “Lenin’s Train”  – Moscow’s Railway Museums

2015 – Malta – “Land Ship” – An Island with no Railways

2015 – UK – “Coast to Coast Part 1” – Walking in the Lake District

2015 – UK – “Berks & Hants”  – A Day Out in Berkshire

2015 – Japan – “Hokuriku Shinkansen”  – A Trip to Kanazawa

2015 – UK – “Welsh Highland Walk”  – Walking around Portmadog

2015 – Qatar – “Metro Under Construction”  – A Stopover in the Gulf

2015 – Spain – “Bilbao”  – A Weekend in the Basque Country

2016 – Cuba – “Sugar Trains”  – A Trip to Castro’s Island

2016 – UK – “Coast to Coast Part 2”   -Walking in Yorkshire

2016 – USA – “Boston T Party” – Pre-Election Fever in Massachusetts

2016 – UK – “Pubs of London”  –  Favourite Bars of the Capital

2016 – Russia – “Moscow in Orbit”  – A New Train and the Space Museum

2016 – Taiwan – “High Speed” –   Taiwan North and South

2016 – Japan – “Kamome Express”  – A Ride to Nagasaki

2017 – Sri Lanka – “Tea, Trains & Trouble”   – A Holiday in Sri Lanka

2017 – UK – “Hidden London”  –  Walking around London

2017 – Slovenia “Express to Zagreb”  – Visiting Ljubljana

2017 – Croatia “Split Train”  – Zagreb & the Croatian Coast

2017 – UK – “Pennine Way Part 1”  – Walking from Edale to Middleton in Teesdale

2017 – Japan – “Kyoto Trains”  – Railway Museums and Shrines

2017 – South Korea – “Seoul Station” –  A Weekend in Seoul

2018 – Italy – “Etna Train” –  A Trip around a Volcano

2018 – Japan – “Meiji Train” –  Japan’s oldest working steam train

2018 – DPRK – Pyongyang Metro – A trip to North Korea

2018 – DPRK – Train 51 / K28 –  Sleeper to China from Pyongyang

2018 – China – Bullet to Beijing  – A ride on China’s High Speed Rail Network

2018 – UK – Pennine Way Part 2  –  Walking from Middleton in Teesdale to Kirk Yetholm

2018 – UK – “Run to Bath”   –  Running a marathon through old railway tunnels

2018 – Serbia – “Tito’s Station”   –  Exploring Belgrade

2018 – Montenegro– “Tara Express”   –  A trip to the Adriatic Coast

2018 – Bosnia – “Talgo from Mostar”   –  Crossing the most famous bridge in the Balkans

2018 – Bosnia – “Sarajevo Tramway”   –  Exploring the Bosnian Capital

2018 – USA – “Bronx Local”   –  A walk in New York’s northernmost borough

2018 – Russia – “Sapsan”   –  Moscow to St. Petersburg on the High Speed Train

2018 – Estonia – “Baltic Express”  – Exploring Tallinn


2019 -2023

2019 – Peru – “Peru Rail”  – A trip to Lima, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

2019 – UK – “Victoria’s Line”  – London’s Victoria Line celebrates 50 years in service.

2019 – Japan – “Yamanote”  – A walk around Tokyo’s iconic loop line.

2019 – USA – “Mojave”  – A diversion into the Mojave desert.

2019 – UK – “New River”  – A walk into London along a 400-year-old waterway.

2019 – Hong Kong – “Lantau Layover”  – A brief stopover spent exploring Lantau.

2019 – USA – “Craic on Track”  – Visits to 13 of New York’s best Irish pubs.

2019 – Italy – “Mantova”  – Riding the slow train from Modena to Verona via Mantova.

2019 – Canada – “Downtown Eastside”  – A walk around Vancouver’s most challenging neighbourhood

2019 – Albania – “Fresh Air”  –  Albania and a train with no glass in its windows

2019 – Kosovo – “Hope Box Train”  – A trip around Europe’s newest country

2019 – North Macedonia – “Empty Station”  –  A station with no trains & Lake Ohrid

2019 – Albania – “Bunkers and Art”  – Bunkers and Art in the Albanian Capital

2019 – UK – “Highland Chieftain”  – One of Britain’s longest train journeys

2019 – Belarus – “Minsk Metro”  –  Exploring the differences between Belarus and Russia

2019 – UK – “Far North”  – A trip on the UK’s northernmost railway

2020 – France – “Greve”  – A trip to Bordeaux during a French national rail strike

2020 – USA– “Loneliest Road”  – A road trip around northern Nevada

2020 – UK – “Journey of a Night TIme”  – A trip to Inverness on the Sleeper

2020 – UK – “Keeping Trains at a Distance”  – Avoiding non-essential travel during the COVID pandemic

2020 – UK – “South Downs Way”  – Accessing the National Trail by train & bus

2020 – UK – “On the trail of the Pines Express”  – Walking on the track bed of the Somerset and Dorset line.

2020 – UK – “Tiers, Trees & Termini”  – A festive walk around London’s terminal stations during the COVID pandemic.

2021 – UK “Walking the Northern Heights”  – Following unfinished sections of London’s Northern line.

2021 – UK – “No Passenger Waits”  – Visiting the 31 stations mentioned in the song “Slow Train” by Flanders & Swann.

2021 – UK – “Pennine Rose”  – Walking on the track bed of the old Woodhead line.

2021 – UK – “Evacuation Train”  – Retracing my father’s evacuation journey from Manchester.

“Beyond” –   What next ?