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3rd May 2016 - A Trip Through Four Countries

August 26, 2017 - Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Time to move on from Slovenia, to the Czech Republic in fact but of course we weren’t going straig...
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8th & 9th March 2016 - Having a Smashing Time

June 07, 2017 - Tuesday 8th March 2016 Consideration was given to going out for a trip to Kranj on the 7:28 but a lie-in seemed a good...
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7th March 2016 - Get it while you can

May 23, 2017 - Monday 7th March 2016 It was an even earlier start this morning as the aim of the day was to get to Ljubljana, using th...
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6th March 2016 - Fishing for Goldfish Bowls

April 18, 2017 - Sunday 6th March 2016 A late finish last night wasn’t the best preparation for catching the 7:09 this morning but choos...
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5th March 2016 - Read all About It

March 21, 2017 - Saturday 5th March Today’s plans involved staying in Austria as there was an interesting tour, hauled by an interesting...
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3rd & 4th March 2016 - Making the Most of It

March 11, 2017 - Thursday 3 rd March 2016 Six rest days off work, a stash of FIP coupons which expired at the end of the month burning a...
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26th January 2016 - Alpine Transit

December 30, 2016 - Tuesday 26th January 2016 Time to love and leave Slovenia this morning although our original plan of catching the 9:28...
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19th July 2015 - All we like sheep

April 25, 2016 - Sunday 19th July 2015 There wasn’t much time this morning to get too carried away as we had to be at the airport before...
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18th July 2015 - Vineyard Viewing

April 02, 2016 - Saturday 18th July 2015. There were two things originally on the agenda today, the “Nostalgie Express Leiser Berge” fro...
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17th July 2015 - The Long Way Round, Again

March 30, 2016 - Friday 17th July 2015 Time to say goodbye to Croatia and make our way to Vienna for our flight home on Sunday, with the...
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4th & 5th February 2015 - Einfach-Raus!

November 05, 2015 - Wednesday 4th February 2015 Following two fairly early starts it was nice to have a bit of a lie-in this morning as we...
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3rd February 2015 - Steaming through a winter wonderland

October 24, 2015 - Tuesday 3rd February 2015 It was a bright and clear morning as we trooped the short distance to the station for the 7:0...
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2nd February 2015 - Let it snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

October 22, 2015 - Monday 2nd February 2015 Just to make sure that we were not getting too cosseted by gentle starts we departed Gmünd in...
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1st February 2015 - Waldviertlerbahnen

October 15, 2015 - Sunday 1st February 2015 Another bright sunny morning saw us back onto our coach for the journey to Heidenreichstein fo...
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29th January 2015 - Czech mainline steam

September 29, 2015 - Thursday 29th January 2015 One aspect of this tour we were not really looking forward to was the tedious coach journey...
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21st & 22nd August 2014 - Back for some more

January 16, 2015 - Thursday 21st August 2014 Having had such a good time in Slovenia back in June, we decided to pay another visit despite...
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10th June 2014 - Bull Run

October 24, 2014 - Tuesday 10th June 2014. Suitcases at the ready we bade farewell to a much cooler Frankfurt, though we would be passing...
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27th & 28th February 2014 - To Austria for Hungary

June 24, 2014 - Thursday 27th February 2014 Last day of a week of earlies, long weekend for both of us so it was time to hit the road a...
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29th August 2013 - Going Hungary

October 17, 2013 - Thursday 29 th August 2013 Time to leave Croatia for Budapest in Hungary, not via the obvious route on the direct train...
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5th August 2013 - Just one more time

September 26, 2013 - Monday 5 th August 2013 There had been much deliberating about what to do on our last full day in Austria but we decide...
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4th August 2013 - Unwanted Assistance

September 26, 2013 - Sunday 4 th August 2013 Back to the Mariazellerbahn again this morning, this time for steam as we had enjoyed the trip...
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3rd August 2013 - A standard (gauge) day

September 24, 2013 - Saturday 3 rd August 2013 Today’s plans would keep us on the standard gauge, especially as we had been advised that ÖGE...
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2nd August 2013 - Mariazell "diesel gala"

September 24, 2013 - Friday 2 nd August 2013 Following a late flight out to Vienna yesterday evening, we chose to have a lie-in before a gen...
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21st August 2005 - A visit to the "Iron Mountain"

May 07, 2013 - 21st August 2005 To keep things ticking over until we can find time to write about some more recent trips here is a rep...
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29th January 2013 - Show me the way to go home

March 02, 2013 - Tuesday 29 th January 2013 Another early-ish start again, this time laden with suitcase as were on our way back to Germ...
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19th January 2013 - A day out with Taurus*

February 03, 2013 - * Taurus = name that the Siemens ES64 U series locos are commonly called Saturday 19 th January 2013 Today was to be a...
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26th September 2012 - Vienna to Ljubljana

October 28, 2012 - Wednesday 26 th September 2012 Just in case we didn’t have enough of MÁV class 470s last night, it was time for another...
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25th September 2012 - The wrong coaches

October 23, 2012 - Tuesday 25 th September 2012 Having had enough of scratching around trying (and mostly failing) to get some new locos f...
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24th September 2012 - A change of plan

October 23, 2012 - Monday 24 th September 2012 This morning we set off for St. Pölten to spend a day on one of our favourite lines, the Ma...
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23rd September 2012 - From Ernstbrunn to Emmersdorf

October 21, 2012 - Sunday 23 rd September 2012 It was back onto the number 18 tram this morning to get us round to the east side of Vienna...
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22nd September 2012 - Neusiedler Seebahn Anniversary

October 21, 2012 - Saturday 22 nd September 2012 The main plan for today was to have a ride on the special anniversary train to celebrate...
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21st September 2012 - Vienna here we come

October 21, 2012 - Friday 21 st September 2012 The first day of JandJ’s Autumn extravaganza; this year’s trip ended up being a little long...
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2nd February 2012 - A brief visit to Austria

March 13, 2012 - Thursday 2 nd February 2012 Woke up to falling snow this morning and it was still bitterly cold outside, luckily the ho...
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