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great train journeys by christophertravels on 5 May 2008 5:56am
I watched on Youtube this morning, Michael's 1980 trip from Euston Station in London to the Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland. I didn't realize this episode was so old. It had inspired my own trip to Kyle in 1989.


It brought back some wonderful memories. If you haven't seen this episode, be sure you do. I think this episode is divided into 6 parts on YouTube.

It's clear from the very start that Michael loves trains and overland travel.

Does anyone have anything to share about this episode of Great Train Journeys? Has anyone else been inspired to copy one of Michael's trips?

Re: great train journeys by kisch on 5 May 2008 1:07pm
I know one day I would go to Scotland by train ! (Not from here of course, maybe from London). I love this programme of his, and I'm so glad we share the love for trains and railways.
The second programme on the railways (Derry to Kerry) is great too (it was the first of his travel progs I've seen !).
Re: great train journeys by TERRY S on 14 August 2008 5:54pm
Just so you know you know, you can both of these series together on a DVD set from any UK record store.

I haven't done one of Michael's trips, yet. However, I did do Brunel's Padington to Penzance GWR journey. I stopped off at Dawlish on the way back.
Re: great train journeys by christophertravels on 17 October 2008 6:16am
I'm stuck here in the colonies, floating down the mighty river of British Columbia, with my best girl at my side, and singing "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm ok, but I don't have access to any UK record stores! So I have to watch these episodes on YouTube"
Re: great train journeys by Mr Rich on 22 December 2008 7:47pm
I did part of this journey last month. I got as far as York railway museum. I will complete the rest of the journey when I have time.

Whilst I was in the railway museum I acted out with my friend the scene where the two Americans were talking about the Royal Train? it was great. People must have thought we were nuts but who cares! and that train is in the same spot as when Michael visited!

Re: great train journeys by TERRY S on 24 December 2008 1:12am
I laughed when one American said, "I wonder who George Stevenson was?" I thought it would be obvious! I hope to do The Euston - KoL line,too,eventually.
Re: great train journeys by peripatetically on 24 December 2008 1:42pm
No, who is he?
Re: great train journeys by johnnythemonkey on 24 December 2008 3:00pm
George Stephenson was just another smartass Scot who invented things. He should've went and played with trains instead. :)
Re: great train journeys by jumboman44211 on 17 May 2009 11:56am
It's a shame Michael could not be down in Australia next April for the six-day Steamfest, held in Maitland, New South Wales...knowing the steam enthuasist he is...
Re: great train journeys by peripatetically on 17 May 2009 2:30pm
He'd love it, I'm sure.

Welcome to the site Jumbo! Hope you stick around and post in our threads .
Patty~ Maryland, USA.
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