Interesting Rail Boat and Steam Travel Links
Rail -steam and otherwise
Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme
Small restored steam railway passing through a porion of the Somme. Site is in French or Dutch. If visiting the Somme for WW1 history this train ride is worthwhile
|Peru Rail Introduces The 'Hiram Bingham' - New Luxury Train Service Links Cuzco and Machu Picchu|
|Tasmania's West Coast Wilderness Railway One of the worlds more remote restored Steam Rail route.|
Regular steam haulage excursions from London to Cities with Cathedrals. Unique day trips!!
Mulhouse in the Alsace France
One of the the worlds great railway collections.
If you are visiting Melbourne check out this local website to see if there are any historical days out by old train. Steam Victoria
Since 1975 the historic town of Thirlmere in Sydney's southwest has been home to significant rail heritage collection, including over 100 rolling stock items, associated with the history of the railways in NSW. The 5-hectare rail corridor site and much of the collection is owned by the state of New South Wales.
Beamish Steam Museum
Boats - steam and otherwise
plied the Whanganui River (New Zealand) for 50 years as one of an
extensive riverboat fleet, carrying mixed cargoes, River dwellers and
tourists until she sank at her berth in Wanganui in 1952.
Waimarie, the only surviving paddle steamer from the golden riverboat era in New Zealand's history, has been salvaged and faithfully restored after lying submerged in the bed of the Whanganui River for 41 years. Click picture to view website.
|Each year in August, Rostock invites you to the Hanse Sail. Imposing windjammers, traditional sailboats, museum ships and many other water craft create a spectacle of sails and colour in the Hanseatic city. This is the biggest maritime festival on the Baltic Sea and takes place 10 to 13 August 2006 at the city harbours of Rostock and Warnemünde. Among the highlights of Hanse Sail is the big regatta of clippers and schooners, as well as fireworks on Saturday. A permanent part of the festival is a sea-plane meet at the former fishing harbour of Marienehe.|