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  • The Music of Railways: The Top Five

    The Music of Railways: The Top Five

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    18 June 2018

    The call of the train whistle, the pounding of the pistons, the puff of the steam - the sound of the railway is a symphony unto itself and has inspired artists and musicians across the world to compose music about and on the theme of rail travel.

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  • The trains of the future

    The trains of the future

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    16 May 2018

    Welcome to the future! Please leave your slow trains, your outdated tickets and your rackety old carriages at the door.

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  • The Trains of the Literary World

    The Trains of the Literary World

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    5 April 2018

    Literature and rail travel have always been intrinsically linked in some manner or other. A good book has alleviated even the most mundane rail journey.

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  • The cities of southern India

    The cities of southern India

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    14 March 2018

    The breath taking and rippling beauty of splendid Southern India seeps into every aspect of this magnificent corner of the world.

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  • 2018 in Europe – Our top tips

    2018 in Europe – Our top tips

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    17 January 2018

    With the curtain falling on the madness of 2017 and the prospect of a back-to-rights 2018 on the horizon, now is the best time of all to start casting your eye across the continent for a new destination to explore.

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  • Traditions of Thanksgiving

    Traditions of Thanksgiving

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    23 November 2017

    A time for delicious food, good will and family – you’d be forgiven for thinking this blog was about Christmas with an introduction like that!

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  • The Yorkshire Christmas Dinner

    The Yorkshire Christmas Dinner

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    22 November 2017

    At Christmas time, pantries across the world are stocked to the brim with festive goodies, the snow drizzled huts of Christmas markets are loaded with all manner of tastes and smells, and the tables of every house are loaded with delicious joy.

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  • The magic of Southern Europe

    The magic of Southern Europe

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    16 November 2017

    Azure coastlines of sparkling beauty on the French Riviera, the dusky allure of Spanish Andalucía’s golden cities and the timeless romance of Italy’s Amalfi Coast

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  • The merry buzz of the Christmas market

    The merry buzz of the Christmas market

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    19 October 2017

    Nothing quite shouts Christmas quite like Christmas markets. Lit up by the warm glow of red, green and gold lights, these rambling bustles of festive activity embrace the best parts of the most wonderful time of the year, celebrating everything and anything of a yuletide nature.

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  • The transforming magic of a special event

    The transforming magic of a special event

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    21 September 2017

    While in almost every holiday the destination is the attraction in itself, there is nothing that truly gives as much of an insight into the culture and people of that destination than experiencing a special event.

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  • Train Films

    Train Films

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    17 August 2017

    With the unique iconography, the rosy nostalgia and the inherent romance, rail travel and trains have long been a deep well of inspiration for the cinematic industry. From Bond to Potter, Wes Anderson to Alfred Hitchcock, all manner of trains have appeared in all kinds of film including thrillers, romances and comedies. In a difficult list to compile and with minor spoilers for some films, here are our favourite film scenes featuring trains and railways:

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