Alpine Railways in Finland?

Quite so! One of my blog readers, who lives in Finland, informed me that there is indeed a model train club, which features alpine scenery. My reader, Sartenada, has sent me a few teaser photographs. It is his intention to visit this attraction sometime in December and promised more photographs. I am looking forward to […]

From Lhasa to Arlanda…

I have quite a few friends who seem to travel a lot. Often they do it by train, and knowing my fondness for railroads, they tend to snap a photo or two, and then forward those pictures to me. Patrick and Yao took the train from Beijing to Lhasa not that long ago and sent […]

Not all is what it seems…

Eagle eyed reader Sartenada has informed me that I was mistaken regarding the old church in Hyvinkää, which I mentioned in my previous blog entry. Apparently that church is really not that old. That honor seems to go to the Church of Vöyri (Vörå in Swedish). Here is the link for more information on Sartenada’s […]

A day in Hyvinkää

When I visit another country I always fervently hope that it has a railway museum. Often it is the national railway system in that particular country which runs such a museum. For example the German railway system operator Deutsche Bahn has such a museum next to the central train station in Nürnberg. It is well […]

An incredible language and our trip to Suomi.

Finnish that is. Anybody who thinks German is a difficult tongue to learn, ought to try their luck at Finnish. Finnish is reportedly quite a logical language, but the logic of 15 cases escapes me. I had a hard enough time in my youth dealing with only the four cases in my native German. I […]