Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The theme in the Gallery this week is Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

So basically transport; that can be bicycles, motorbikes, camper vans, motor homes or jet skis.
Interpret it any way you like and then come back and let’s get that motor running (sorry).

A few years back one of my friends asked if I wanted to go to a conference with her to Antwerp. She would go off to and listen to boring interesting Orthoptic related things and I could wander around looking around the lovely city. Our plan was we would jump on the train in the evenings and check out neighbouring cities and be all cultural. And that we were. We gorged on Belgian chocolate, waffles, more chocolate and ooh’d and ahhhh’d at the diamond quarter. And then ate more chocolate.

One evening we made our way to the train station to go to Brussels. And we were met with this…


A double decker train!!!

Despite the fact that the UK is filled with double decker busses, we were amazed, not having seen one of these before, and like civilised adults in their late 20s, excitedly ran to the top! Then proceeded to go back to nattering and putting the world right all the way to our next destination.

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  1. TheBoyandMe July 17, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    What a cool train! Did it feel just like a normal train?

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 11:40 am

      Feels a bit like a virgin train, not sure if it actually does tilt but you do feel a bit sicky by the end!

  2. shacklefordlb July 18, 2012 / 8:24 am

    Oh yes, been on one in Sydney. Imagine that hurtling up to Waterloo!

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 11:41 am

      Haha, or through Manchester. Just wouldn’t work would it?

  3. Multiple Mummy July 18, 2012 / 8:39 am

    Oh wow I have never seen anything like that either! How cool. I would run straight to the top too! x

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 11:43 am

      We were like excited children! 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 11:42 am

      We do!! Then no more standing in people’s smelly armpits.

  4. Emily July 18, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    I felt the same when I saw one in Spain… and then they played music on the underground… my mind was blown!! LOL xx

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 12:38 pm

      They are fanastic aren’t they?

  5. Nikki Thomas July 18, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    Wow that is pretty cool, I have never seen one like that before!

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 12:39 pm

      It was very cool, you’ll have to visit Belgium, they seem to be everywhere.

  6. Rosie Scribble July 18, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    Wow. I’ve never seen a double-decker train before!

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 12:40 pm

      Would be great to have them here!

  7. Kirsty (mytwomums) July 18, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    I remember the first time I went on a double decker tube in Paris. Loved it and sat at the top.

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 12:42 pm

      Such a novelty isn’t it?

  8. fivegoblogging July 18, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    Very cool! I’d love to travel in one of those.

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 12:43 pm

      It was very spacious too. We need those here I think!

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 1:33 pm

      It’s worth going on at least once… And you have to sit at the top ofcourse!

  9. LauraCYMFT July 18, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    I remember travelling in a double decker train through America. It was fun!

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 1:34 pm

      Feels exciting even as adults doesn’t it?

  10. Jenn July 18, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    That looks fantastic -I bet the views were fab from the top!

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 1:35 pm

      They were. I think they go all round Europe too!

  11. Circus Mum July 18, 2012 / 10:37 pm

    These are fantastic! We got on one from Brussels to Bruges, funnily enough, I was accompanying a friend who was attending a conference too! Never eaten so many waffles in my life, but oooh they were good!

    Would be great if we had double decker trains in the UK, no more squashing on the tube! (Brois I hope you’re reading this!)

    • Notmyyearoff July 22, 2012 / 12:44 pm

      They are so good aren’t they? We really do need them. I’m sure our trains must be about 100 years old now… Or close!

  12. ginacaro July 20, 2012 / 10:51 am

    wow that’s pretty impressive. My son would love to go on one of those x

  13. Mum2BabyInsomniac July 23, 2012 / 8:42 am

    That is very cool! X

  14. Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer August 17, 2012 / 11:28 am

    It’s groovy. Infact if I would be there at your place I would do the same. I love bi-level coach and prefer always upper coach. It’s been a fun ride for you. I was also amazed by watching the picture and its great we are moving forward in technology too much.

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