Life on the Rails

My name is Matthew Woodward, I’m a rail adventurer and writer. You’re in the right place if you are interested in discovering amazing places by train!

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The Railway to Heaven

My latest book will be published on the 10th October and I wanted to share a bit more about it. I thought a good way to do this might be to answer some of the questions that I frequently get…
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The Sofya – Istanbul Ekspresi

I keep thinking of this train as the mythical ‘Midnight Express’ from Alan Parker’s 1978 film, which made a big impression on me when I was old enough to watch it. But ther…
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Baku or Bust

After some time sat at my desk writing my next book and wondering where on earth to travel to next, I have finally made a decision and started booking tickets. Buying a ticket is an importan…
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Packing For a New Adventure

With my latest book finally off my desk and in the hands of my publisher, I have been getting itchy feet here at HQ. The trouble is that I come across so many great ideas for rail routes and…
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If you are excited by the idea of getting on a train that could take you to a place so remote that you had to look it up on a map, you’re in the right place.

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