title: my-train-travels.org
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subtitle: North America and Overseas
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Amtrak California Zephyr at Emeryville, 2018
Established 2005
Indian Railways Coromandel Express, Eluru, 2016
Last updated:
Jan. 22, 2019.
Latest -
No Matter Where It's Going:
updated 2010's & Reprise

Close to 900 passenger-train trips taken to date in North America; another 850 in Europe and elsewhere Overseas. From the Dominion to the Canadian, Super Continental, Ocean, Muskeg Mixed, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Silver Meteor, City of New Orleans, Denali Star and Durango & Silverton. From the Night Caledonian to Shakespeare Limited, Night Ferry, Rheingold, Orient Express, Sud-Expresso, Palatino, Dacia, Indian-Pacific and Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express. A unique perspective from someone in the thick of the action, personally and professionally, since the 1950's. Especially for the passenger-train rider, historian, modeller or interested observer, all free of charge.

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WELCOME!

... to my passenger-train travel logs and consists. I've organized the trips into two projects: NO MATTER WHERE IT'S GOING for North America (Canadian passenger trains accounting for 88% of trips and 82% of distance; American, Mexican and Costa Rican, the rest); and LA GRANDE ALLURE for Overseas (European passenger trains during 13 holidays; Australian and Fijian during one; Indian and Sri Lankan during another).

I've just posted updated No Matter Where It's Going 2010's and Reprise volumes, incorporating trips made during 2018 within Canada and the United States, highlighted by a Sacramento-Portland journey on the Coast Starlight, Portland-Vancouver on a Cascades service, and Vancouver-Edmonton on the Canadian. Readers can access these two volumes under Latest above, or by means of the horizontal toolbar located both above and at the bottom of these pages. (All other volumes have been updated accordingly.)

I've made no revisions to La Grande Allure volumes, which incorporate latest trips made during the spring of 2016, including Gatimaan Express, Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express, and Darjeeling Himalayan steam Joy Ride in India; Podi Menike, Udaya Devi, and Rajarata Rajini in Sri Lanka. Readers can access these volumes by means of the horizontal toolbars.

My intention is to continue posting further versions where necessary, including annual updates at the beginning of each new year in which there have been further travels.

Please note that these volumes are personal accounts of my passenger-train and associated road, marine and air trips, supplemented by lots of photos and other images. I hope they will appeal to those interested in the role of the passenger train in society, and the evolution of rail travel over this period. While trip purpose, references to travelling companions, and anecdotes are included, I've tried to present them in such a manner as to be easily avoidable by those looking strictly for train consists or composition.

To determine if these volumes might be of interest, please click on Background.

PHOTOS: Left - Amtrak No. 14 Coast Starlight newly arrived at Portland Union Station, a Cascades train set to the right (2018/04/29) [PETER DAWES]; Right - Busy platform at Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, featuring Indian Railways' Kolkata-Chennai No. 12841, Coromandel Express (2016/04/27) [PETER DAWES].

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Home    Background    Getting Started    Copyright & Photos    Contact Us    The Author   
No Matter Where It's Going    La Grande Allure    Links

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