Blog Profiles: Train Blogs
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I thought I would travel by train more when I moved to D.C., but with the D.C. metro, that oftentimes doesn’t seem to be the case.
When I lived in London, I used to travel by tube quite a lot, and even got the chance to take the Eurorail in Paris at one point!
I thought this week I would showcase some train travel and engineering blogs.
1. Save a Train
Save a Train is a travel booking agency with a niche in booking vacations by train.
The blog features tips on things you must check out (all while travelling by train) and the best ways to save.
I liked the website because I found it well organized and the tags easy to navigate.
Here are some posts I thought were interesting: Britain by train – 8 on and off-track tips, 5 Top Tips for Brisbane by Train
Follow @saveatrain on Twitter.
2. Trains and Travel
I love this blog because it’s incredibly personal.
Jim Loomis writes each post like he’s writing a book and pays incredible attention to the people behind the trains (not just the travelling).
Loomis started his blog because he loves travelling and has ridden on almost every long-distance train line in America.
Posts I loved: A Memorable Ride on VIA., Dealing with the Late Train Issue.
This website takes a different look at trains than the two above.
RailEngineer is a magazine that focuses on the mechanics behind trains in the U.K. and the latest in train and engineering news (including the business side).
It’s interesting to read, especially when you compare it to how well (or not well) your own local metro functions.
Posts I liked: Relearning Electrification, Greater Anglia train drivers taking leap into new technology
Follow @therailengineer on Twitter.
New train protection system for Irish Rail https://t.co/Shmwhq4WRI
— Rail Engineer (@therailengineer) February 21, 2019
Steve Boyko is an excellent photographer. I love this blog because of the quality of the pictures and how beautiful everything looks.
Boyko’s blog has recently moved from https://blog.traingeek.ca/ to his new site. Many of the older posts are located on that site if you want to check out more content!
Posts I enjoyed: Zoom is a Railfan’s Best Friend, Visiting Stony Beach
Follow @stevetraingeek on Twitter.
This Trinity Railway Express loco was involved in a collision with a tanker truck in Fort Worth, TX in November 2018. It is in Winnipeg now, but I'm told it is en route to Montreal for repairs at CAD Rail. It is an ex GO Transit F59PH. pic.twitter.com/FBfKJkDzof
— Steve Boyko (@stevetraingeek) March 17, 2019
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