Heading West: New York Next Stop

In mid-Victorian times when the Great Western struck out west from Paddington, Brunel’s mission purportedly was to link Bristol with New York. Despite the company’s ...

Seaton Junction by Frederick Lea

Atlantic Coast Express


In the 90 odd years since Southern Railway’s Atlantic Coast Express (known simply as the ACE) first debuted at Waterloo station at 11.00am on ...

Cornish Riviera Express

Cornish Riviera Express

Morning Departure at Paddington for Cornwall

The ‘Cornish Riviera’ was a long-established premier West Country service dating from early years of 20th century that ran ...

The Hook Continental by Malcolm Root

The Harwich Parkeston Quay Boat Trains

The North Sea Crossings

The southern part of the North Sea was always an extremely important trade crossing between Britain and the Continent. Harwich since ...

The Golden Arrow

The Golden Arrow


Channel ports had been linked by rail on both sides of the water since the 1840s but a journey between London and Paris would ...

Night Ferry, Golden Arrow

Night Ferry

All Aboard the Night Ferry

Few luxury trains evoke such passions as the Night Ferry – a train service that linked London and Paris and ...

Pullman Brighton Belle

The Brighton Belle

Pullman Travel on the London to Brighton Line

The Brighton Belle became one of the world’s best known and loved trains. Yet when it commenced ...