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  • Destinations to send a chill down your spine

    Destinations to send a chill down your spine

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    31 October 2019

    Halloween, Hallowe’en, All Hallows’ Eve; October 31st is known by a number of different epithets and observed in a number of different ways all across the world, but all with one unifying theme – purportedly, this is the time that unseen, malevolent spirits can roam the earth.

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  • Mysterious Archaeology

    Mysterious Archaeology

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    17 January 2019

    We live in a time of carbon dating, of ancient languages being rediscovered regularly, of genealogy, and miracles of science that can nearly figure out the exact age of the earth itself.

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  • Night Trains of Europe

    Night Trains of Europe

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    29 November 2018

    The idea of travelling aboard a night train holds an almost mysterious allure, conjuring images of moustachioed Hercule Poirot aboard the Orient Express or stepping into the high heels of Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis as they bunk down with Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot.

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  • World's most famous streets

    World's most famous streets

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    15 November 2018

    Though we don’t really think about streets on a daily basis unless we’re trying to get to somewhere, it’s amazing just how many streets in the world can be a holiday destination in themselves.

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  • Women on the Railways

    Women on the Railways

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    8 March 2018

    This March 8th, in honour of National Women's Day, we are celebrating the role women have played over the generations in the creation and maintenance of our railways.

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  • Behind the Scenes at Goathland Station

    Behind the Scenes at Goathland Station

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    31 July 2017

    It's probably one of the most famous unknown train stations in England. You might have seen it in films and television series, but not been sure where it is - or even if it exists at all outside a carefully constructed set in a studio. Goathland train station, the 3rd stop along the line of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby, does exist, and it's frankly idyllic.

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