Saturday, 28 December 2013

The Viceroy Special, Sri Lanka.

The Viceroy Special train in Sri Lanka transports guests throughout the rail-way system in Sri Lanka.

A ride on this unique luxury steam train to Kandy, the Hill Capital is one of the most picturesque rail journeys in the world. Specially popular are trips from Colombo to Kandy and the tea plantations of the hill country and down the west coast to the beach resorts to the walled city of Galle. Also the lush rain forest, cascading water falls, broad rivers, terraced paddy fields, shimming on the sun light, misty tea-clad hillside, herds of elephants and mile upon mile of sandy beaches, are best seen by train. As you journey through, in the modern and relaxing comfort, you are sure to witness and experience a way of life that has existed since time immemorial. Being steam-hauled, the train can stop on request and guests can photograph scenic beauty spots and even ride in the engine driver's cabin.


The Viceroy Special is a 75 year old private train and the only steam train still in operation in Sri Lanka. The train has two air-conditioned observation saloons furnished in period style, with 64 plush reclining seats and individual adjustable tables. A public address system is available for guides to describe details of the journey or for suitable music to be broadcast. Each saloon has an adjoining smokers' lounge and a modern toilet.


There is also a restaurant car, elegantly furnished with Edwardian ribbed fans and teak-trimmed wood paneling is complete with a fully equipped kitchen and a well complemented bar.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Vintage View of Utrecht Railway Station & City Tramsways of Utrecht, Netherlands.

This is a vintage view of a painting from 1906 of the Utrecht Railway Station in Netherlands. This station built in 1843 became the Central Station in 1938. The building was demolished in the 1970's to make way for a enclosed shopping mall. Since then the station has no real entrance and passengers just continue through the mall to the station.

International, national and local services call at the station

Steam Locomotive No: C 11227, Japan

Photo: Kubozuka Hiroshi

Steam Locomotive C 11227 in a nice summer day in Japan traveling along the rail track surrounded by Cherry Blossoms.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Lisbon Red & Yellow Trams, Portugal.

The famous Red and Yellow trams of Lisbon is seen on this post card. These trams are a tourist attraction and reach various points of interest in and around Lisbon.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Gothenburg tram network, Sweden.

Foto: Lars Ericsson

The Gothenburg tram network is part of the public transport system in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The 161 km of track — making it the largest tram network in Sweden is used by around 200 trams.  The trams perform about 2,000 trips and cover 30,000 km per day.