Most of us have heard of the legendary Orient Express, few of us have had the opportunity to be a passenger in this deluxe train.
I happened to be going somewhere by train (just a Regionale, nothing grand) on a day when the Orient Express was leaving Venice to go to Paris and London. On this occasion, I had a bit of time before my train departed, so I was able to have a little look (and drool).
There’s no doubt about it, she’s a beautiful train.
So, this high-class train must have an equally refined engine to guide her to her destinations, right?
Wrong. Look what was hooked onto her, for locomotion. What a letdown. But, maybe there’s a more suitable locomotive at the other end of the train, and this one will be left behind in Venice. (I hope.)
If you feel inspired to take a trip on the Orient Express, here are the 2013 timetables, prices and so on. http://tiny.cc/b5y0xw