Michael Palin travels from London to Kyle of Lochalsh in the north of Scotland.

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Michael Palin travels from London to Kyle of Lochalsh in the north of Scotland.

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27 November 1980 (UK)  »

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The "Best" Railway Journey
9 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who ever wanted to go to the UK, but can't get over there, should at least watch this particular installment of the Great Railway Journey's. I remember seeing it for the first time in the winter of 1983 on PBS. Up to that time I had not gotten over to the UK yet, but it inspired me to go, and to follow Michaels tracks (no pun intended) to do this journey myself. I finally did in 1996, and although the "Flying Scotsman" train was no where to be found, and things (some of the rail-lines had disappeared) had changed, following the "Confession's of a Trainspotter's" path gave me an enjoyable week. This show, if it can be found on DVD or VHS is the best of all the episodes of the 20 or so GRJ's and is the one to get. Mike Palin's antics, and his keen interest in trains and railways, makes this one particular show an enjoyable view. It would be great if Michael did a follow-up and extended it to two hours, as the west coast run was not included, but would be great to see.


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