Rail Chatter

Welcome to Rail Chatter, our new series by guest interviewer, Emily Roberts.


In celebration of life getting back on track and enjoying days out by rail again, we're bringing you fascinating stories from an eclectic mix of rail aficionados. Hear about their love of train travel and what route is top of their British railway bucket list. Grab a cuppa and read on...

Interview with Andy B Travels for Days Out By Rail

AndyB, rail influencer


As a world Rail Explorer (yes that is an official title), Andy has travelled on trains in well over 80 countries and has a mission to ride every passenger rail line in Europe for his #allthelineseurope project.

Read our interview with Andy here...

Matthew Woodward, rail travel author


After successfully completing a solo journey on the longest and highest railways in the world to reach Tibet by train, it's easy to say Matthew has circumnavigated the world (as far as possible) by rail.

Read our interview with Matthew here...

Interview with Matthew Woodward for Days Out by Rail

Interview with Tom Chesshyre, for scenic days out by rail

Tom Chesshyre, travel author


Author of eleven books, Tom has a wealth of knowledge around travelling the world. In our latest interview Tom shares with us where his passion for rail travel first begun and shares some of his favourite train experiences.

Read our interview with Tom here...

Lorraine Wilson, rail travel author


After travelling solo by rail through Europe, and being based in Scotland, home to some of the most spectacular railways in Britain, it's no suprise that Lorraine has developed a passion for train travel.

Read our interview with Lorraine here...

Interview with Lorraine Wilson, for scenic days out by rail

Adrian Bridge, travel reporter

With over 20 years of experience as The Telegraph Travel's rail commission editor you could say Adrian knows a thing or two about train travel. Now a roving travel reporter, we spoke to Adrian about some of his favourite rail journeys.

Read our interview with Adrian here...

Michael Williams, author & journalist


You may know Michael Williams as the best-selling author of On the Slow Train, On the Slow Train Again, Steaming to Victory and The Trains Now Departed. Michael joins us for the latest Rail Chatter interview and shares with us what train travel means to him.

Read our interview with Michael here...

Interview with Michael Williams for day out by scenic rail

Interview with Daniel Puddicombe for days out by scenic rail

Daniel Puddicombe, journalist & columnist


Writing the Down Main column in Steam Railway magazine, Daniel is a well-travelled expert on all things steam. He's also written for the likes of The Telegraph, Countryfile and Country Life and can often be found criss-crossing the country by rail.

Read our interview with Daniel here...