August 21, 2015, 10:13
July 02, 2015, 10:53
March 10, 2013, 10:51
Hamilton street workers recently found remnants of the Bermuda Railway under Par-La-Ville Road while working on water pipes. Remains included pieces of railway ties and a spike. You can read the whole story in the Bermuda Sun.
A second story, A reminder of how Bermudian life used to be, gives further background on the railway. Thanks to Sun journalist Simon Jones for contacting me about the find.
June 25, 2012, 10:07
Although presentations with no presenter are a bit strange, you can see my presentation online.
May 05, 2012, 14:18
I will be in Bermuda later this month to give a talk about Tourism and the Bermuda Railway as part of Bermuda’s annual Heritage Month events. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Hospitality through the Ages”.
I’ll be speaking at 4 p.m. on May 20 at #6 Passenger Terminal on Front Street (commonly known as #6 Shed). If you are in Bermuda, why don’t you drop in?
October 08, 2011, 06:11
A steam-hauled, metre-gauge system, the first line opened from Ronne to Nexo in 1900. Lines were completed to Sandvig in 1913, and Gudhjem in 1916. The system eventually became part of Danish State Railways (DSB) and was gradually closed between 1952 and 1968.
The top picture shows picture shows Aakirkeby Station, in the centre of the island. The bottom shows the station in Ronne, the largest town, from the air sometime before the railway closed in 1968.
Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea south of Skane in Sweden. It is a traditional summer resort for Danes and other Europeans, and it is easy to reach by train or bus through Sweden to the ferry at Ystad. The old railway right of way has generally been turned into walking and cycling paths.
If you read Danish, or can use Google Translate, check out this website: http://www.den-metersporede.dk
April 02, 2011, 14:10
December 01, 2009, 21:24
September 05, 2009, 21:45
Thanks to Okinawa Soba’s Flickr photostream, I have some more Bermuda Railway pictures for you. Take a look.
August 31, 2009, 18:51
Editorial decision alert! It’s going to be Riddell’s Bay from now on.
I have gone back and forth on this pressing issue (!) several times. What is the correct spelling of Riddell’s Bay? The photo was taken in the 1930’s when the railway was still there, so I’ve decided it is indisputable, even if the sign is cut off.
January 07, 2009, 20:08
Even in Hamilton a few signs of the railway remain. Railway Terrace is a short street that now runs alongside Palmetto Road on its way out to the North Shore Road.
September 07, 2008, 16:34
Both the Railway and Trail FAQs have new questions answered. What happened to the railway equipment after the Bermuda Railway closed? explains how the Railway was sold lock, stock and barrel to British Guiana in 1948, while How safe is the Railway Trail? discusses an important consideration for visitors.