Directory of Campgrounds and Motels/Hotels near Railroads


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Australia


Mount Lofty Railway Station
2 Sturt Valley Rd
Stirling, S. Aus. 5152
Australia
Phone: (08) 8339 740
Comments: "Please visit our site at www.mlrs.com.au. I am sure you will agree, as somewhere to stay near a railroad, they don't come any closer than this!"
Source: email (Last revision date: 19 Jan 2004)

Canada


Name: [None]
Alberta
Canada
Comments: "In Alberta there's a state park campground very close to the famous buried loop of track - not dead on top of it, but close enough to hear heavy freights coming up the grade and jump in your car to catch moonlit photos."--groover@netcom.com.
"Between Canmore, Alta and Hope BC there are numerous motels and campgrounds which are along side the CP Main Line. The same applies to the line from Jasper Alta to Hope. " --doug.seymour@freddy.supernet.ab.ca
"If the "famous buried loop of track" means the Spiral Tunnels, that's not in Alberta, but BC; both of them are called provinces, not states; and it's *probably* a *national* park campground anyway, though I don't know. Presumably this is the same campground mentioned in one or two other entries." --msb@sq.com
Source: groover@netcom.com, etc. (Last revision date: 18 Jul 1994)

Castle Mountain Village
Banff, Alberta
Canada
Comments: "Near Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta. This motel / cabin village just off Canada 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) is right below castle mountain and right by the CP Main. It is in a different location than the campground already mentioned in this web page. It is a nice, family-run facility that obviously dates back a few years, but is up-to-date with laundry, a small grocery and gas station. Real "mom & pop" flavor without being too touristy." "http://www.castlemountain.com/"
Source: email (Last revision date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998)

Park Place Inn
623 Patricia St.
Jasper, Alberta
Canada
Comments: "Last year (1st wk of May) enjoyed the Park Place Inn, small hotel in Jasper at 623 Patricia st, 1 block back from VIA stn., my room had a great view of the CN yard, arrivals, crew changes , departures etc.It was an excellent hotel for the money.. The Skeena was the best train trip I've had in years as a fan. In off season it was short -- loco 6437, coach 8101 and Park; a-la-carte food- price was right (senior), railroading and scenery -great -,as was the crew- engineer Paul--, SM Tracy-- (a railfanand author)- light pax load- was a very social trip- much recommended. I used Best Western City Centre, Prince George (good) and Highliner Plaza in Prince Rupert (modest and clean)."
Source: From the newsgroup CanPassRail (Last revision date: 21 Feb 2008)

Whistler's Inn
Jasper, Alberta
Canada
Comments: "...almost any hotel/motel in Jasper AB looks directly onto (east side) the CNR main line and yards. We stayed in Whistler's Inn, directly across the street from the station and I was able to take several good photos of doings in the yard from my room window."
Source: m00209@mbvms.mitre.org (Last revision date: 22 Aug 94)

Name: [None]
BC
Canada
Comments: "In the Fraser River Canyon, I have stayed in two or three campgrounds where the only thing between the campground and the tracks was a wire fence. If anyone is contemplating a trip up into this area, drop me an e-mail and I'll get you specific locations."
Source: doug.seymour@freddy.supernet.ab.ca (Last revision date: Mon, 18 Jul 94)

Castle Mountain Campground
Banff, BC
Canada
Comments: "In Banff National Park, the Castle Mountain campground has the CP mainline nearby and in Yoho there are some campsites actually on the side of the tracks."
Source: sirklink@mcs.net (Last revision date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996)

Yoho National Park
Field, BC
Canada
Comments: "The Spiral Tunnels? If so, this is in Yoho National Park, near Field BC. There isa campground at Field, as well as one near the top of the grade beside a lake whos name escapes me for a the moment. The location at the top ofthe grade has both a campground and a motel."
Source: doug.seymour@freddy.supernet.ab.ca (Last revision date: Mon, 18 Jul 94)

Revelstoke Rentals
Revelstoke, BC
Canada
Comments: "A fully furnished 2 bedroom, 950 sq. ft., mfg. home on a 3/4 acre private, semi-rural lot adjacted to the CPR's yards 4 blocks from downtown. Your host having been locally employee for 30 years in the running trade has undertaken this endevior to provide affordable family accommodations that allow guests to spend the time to get to know the town's railway history, culture, and operations."
"Our web page is: Revelstoke Rentals"
Source: email (Last revision date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002)

Name: [None]
Grand Lake, N.S.
Canada
Phone: No phone
Train Frequency: "Probably 5-10 freights & 1 VIA passenger train a day in summer."
Comments: "Provincial campground in Grand Lake, Nova Scotia (10km N of Halifax on hwy 2). Bridge over CN Halifax-Truro mainline at entrance. No phone, NS provincial campgrounds are cheap, clean, nicely sited & rarely crowded."
(Last revision date: Fri, 16 Sep 1994)
Days Inn
10 Trenton Street
Trenton, Ont. K8V 4M9
Canada
Phone: (800) DAYS INN
Train Frequency: "Freights approximately every 20 minutes and 10+ VIA passenger trains daily"
Comments: "Located east of Toronto at Highway 401 exit 525. One mile towards town from expressway just beyond railway bridge. 50 yds. to VIA station (unmanned shack called Trenton Junction) on main CN line from Toronto to Montreal. RECOMMENDED TO STAY OFF STATION PLATFORM AS PLATFORM IS NARROW AND LINE SPEED HIGH (approximately 70mph) - even for freights. Good views of tracks from hotel rooms. Reasonable rates. Other good railfan locations nearby, eg. Wooler Rd., Highway 40, exit 523 from Highway 401 where CN and CP mains run parallel. Scenic location on bridge but limited parking on busy road."
"(613) 392-9291 or (800) DAYS INN"
"Fax: (613) 394-4040"
Source: email (Last revision date: Tue, 30 Apr 96)

Cochrane Station Inn
Cochrane, Ontario
Canada
Phone: 705 272 3500
Comments: "In Cochrane the ONR's Cochrane Station Inn ….. was on the station (very convenient - but a bit like you'd expect an hotel run by railway clerks to be...)"
Source: email (Last revision date: 18 Jan 2001)

Companion Hotel Motel
Hearst, Ontario
Canada
Phone: 705 362 4304
Comments: "very handy ….. adjoining the ACR station"
Source: email (Last revision date: 18 Jan 2001)

Darlington Provincial Park
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Comments: "Camping by the Kingston Sub"
Source: http://www.inforamp.net/~crs1026/othrinfo.html (Last revision date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998)

Indian Line Campgroun
Finch Avenue West near Derry Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Comments: "right beside the Halton Sub"
Source: http://www.inforamp.net/~crs1026/othrinfo.html (Last revision date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998)

L'Hotel
225 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3
Canada
Phone: (416) 597-1400
Train Frequency: "My room on the 15th floor (number 1504) overlooked the West end of the train shed of Toronto Union Station. Many GO trains, an occasional VIA train, and a rare freight passed by. "
Comments: "When I stayed at this hotel in April of 1993, L'Hotel was related to both Canadian railways. It was managed by Canadian Pacific Hotels Corporation for Canadian National Railway Company. Service was excellent, it is well located obviously close to Toronto Union Station, but also close to TTC subway lines. It is priced for expense accounts, however, the room rate was $132 Cdn per night plus tax. The view was great, and even on the 15th floor, you could hear the muffled sounds of the diesels accelerating from the station."--Sun, 5 Mar 1995
"The CP Hotel directory in the room no longer lists L'Hotel in Toronto as a CP Hotel. Whether it is operating under the same name still is an open question."--11 May 1995
" pricey high-class hotels with good views of Union Station"
Source: http://www.inforamp.net/~crs1026/othrinfo.html (Last revision date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998)

Radisson
Hiway 401 at McCowan
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Comments: "view of CP Toronto Yard throat"
Source: http://www.inforamp.net/~crs1026/othrinfo.html (Last revision date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998)

Royal York Hotel
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Comments: "pricey high-class hotels with good views of Union Station"
Source: http://www.inforamp.net/~crs1026/othrinfo.html (Last revision date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998)

Skydome Hotel
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Comments: "Toronto's Skydome Hotel is built right next to the tracks leading into the west end of Union Station. It's a fairly expensive hotel, but I suspect that rooms that overlook the tracks would be lower in cost than the rooms that overlook the playing field. I can hear the clerk on the phone now: 'You want what? A room that does NOT overlook the field....'" "pricey high-class hotels with good views of Union Station."
Source: http://www.inforamp.net/~crs1026/othrinfo.html (Last revision date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998)

Best Western "International Motel"
Dorval, Quebec
Canada
Comments: "Closest you can get to the tracks is easily the Best Western "International Motel" at Dorval. South side(higher the better) faces stations on CNR(VIA) and CPR(AMT commuter)."
"This area is the hub of Dorval, so also good number of restaurants(fast-food and otherwise) and stores(shopping centre, etc.). Also, being adjacent to the airport, Budget and National have their "yards" nearby as well. If you're interested in model trains -- or railway BS! -- there is also an excellent hobby shop. VIA offers a $10 shuttle ticket from Central to the airport(rail to VIA Dorval-bus to terminal). Or you could buy a Central-Coteau/Cornwall/Alexandria ticket(for a bit less) and get off -- or on -- at Dorval."
"West , about 15 miles beyond Dorval, the next location would be Dorion, which has 2-3 non-chain motels quite near the tracks."
Source: email (Last revision date: 19 Feb 2001)

Travelodge Dorval Airport Hotel-Apartment
Dorval, Quebec
Canada
Comments: "Next would probably be the Travelodge Dorval Airport Hotel-Apartment across a highway from the CPR/CNR mainlines. The view of them from this motel would be obstructed, but otherwise certainly convenient."
"This area is the hub of Dorval, so also good number of restaurants(fast-food and otherwise) and stores(shopping centre, etc.). Also, being adjacent to the airport, Budget and National have their "yards" nearby as well. If you're interested in model trains -- or railway BS! -- there is also an excellent hobby shop. VIA offers a $10 shuttle ticket from Central to the airport(rail to VIA Dorval-bus to terminal). Or you could buy a Central-Coteau/Cornwall/Alexandria ticket(for a bit less) and get off -- or on -- at Dorval."
"West , about 15 miles beyond Dorval, the next location would be Dorion, which has 2-3 non-chain motels quite near the tracks."
Source: email (Last revision date: 19 Feb 2001)

Hotel Motel Restigouche
5 des Saumons
Matapedia, Quebec G0J 1V0
Canada
Phone: 418 865-2155
Train Frequency: "Daily except Tuesday passenger service on Via Rail Canada to Montreal, thrice weekly to and from Gaspe and Halifax. Daily freights 313 wb, 314 eb about noon to and from New Richmond on the Gaspe line to Mont Joli on the Montreal line west of Matapedia. Also, a daily freight 311wb,312eb usually at night from Moncton to Montreal."
Comments: "...Motel is directly adjacent to the junction of the Canadian National Railways lines from Montreal to Halifax and Matapedia to Gaspe."
"Fax: 418 865-2848."
"URL: http://matapedia.com"
Source: pdube@nb.sympatico.ca (Last revision date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998)

Delta Centreville
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Comments: "If you wish to be in the centre of town, no view is better than the Delta Centreville."
"When I was a kid returning to Montreal for the holidays, we used to stay at the Delta (then called the Hyatt). My parents would request a room overlooking the tracks so I could wake up to watch the Turbo leave for Toronto each morning."
"It's the best way to calm a hyper kid who loves trains--give him a window over the tracks."--19 Feb 2001
"We booked a room for the day ... and found that the upper floors offered a perfect view of VIA trains arriving and departing Central Station."--from an article by Jack M. Turner
Source: Rail Travel News (Last revision date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001)

The Queen Elizabeth
900 Rene Levesque Boulevard West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 4A5
Canada
Phone: (514) 861-3511
Comments: "The Queen Elizabeth Hotel sits above VIA's Central Station in Montreal. VIA service and CTCUM Electric service to Deaux Montagnes is available at Central Station. CTCUM diesel service is available a short distance away. The station is downtown, convenent to subway and other transit service and bus service to both Montreal airports."--Passenger Train Journal - December 1990 Issue
"I stayed at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal recently. I was booked onto the executive floor, and the CP Hotel service was excellent. The Queen Elizebeth is superbly located for the train traveller. An elevator just off the main concourse of Central Station takes one to the lobby of the Queen Elizabeth. The Queen Elizabeth may not be ideal for train watchers. My room was on the Mt. Royal side, so no view was possible. However, there is a development (including the Hilton Boneventure) on the other side of the hotel which probably blocks the view of VIA trains leaving the station."
Source: AAJENNINGS@aol.com (Last revision date: Thu, 11 May 1995)

Motel Le Boisé
676 Blv. Laurier est
Ste-Rosalie, Quebec JOH1XO
Canada
Train Frequency: "There are almost 30 CN and VIA train who pass at the front of our motel."
Comments: "The motel is situated on the 116 Rt. and the CN's main line is just at the other side of the road... The track follows the road on about 5 Km. The trains join Halifax, Quebec,Montreal,Toronto,etc... The Junction to Sherbroke, Portland (Maine) is at 3Km at Ste-Rosalie Village. Ther's also the 'Quebec Rive Sud' line who join CP's line at Farnham to CN's line at Ste-Rosalie."
Source: michael.lussier.01@cegeptr.qc.ca (Last revision date: 15 Sep 1997)

La Difference Motel
425 route Cameron
Ste. Marie de Beauce, Quebec G6E 1B1
Canada
Phone: (418) 387-7835
Comments: "The Chemin de Fer Quebec Central's line between Vallee Junction and Charney is accross the street from the motel. The freight service is infrequent on this line, as like a Phoenix, the line has restarted after being shut down. Ste. Marie is about seven miles from Vallee Junction, the headquarters for Trains Touristiques de Chaudiere - Appalaches which run's tourist trains along the Quebec Central."
"(418) 387-7835; within Canada (800) 838-4061"
Source: email (Last revision date: 19 Oct 2001)

Germany


Sheraton Airport Hotel
Frankfurt
Germany
Comments: "On the walk from the Lufthansa Terminal to DB's new (opened May 1999) Long Distance Station, The Sheraton is passed. Some rooms face the station where a variety of passenger trains to points all over Europe depart."
Source: email (Last revision date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000)

Japan


Comfort Inn
Fukuoka
Japan
Comments: "...there is a Comfort Inn just north of the station and all the rooms are 12-14 floors up and one can view the Shinkansens bustling in and out of that very busy Hakata station. I cannot say enough about the beauty of Kyushu and the friendliness of the people there...and the diversity of the trains (from the brute ugliness of the Tsubame Relay, to the wood finished express to Aso-san)."
Source: jtrains Digest (Last revision date: 14 Jul 2008)

Green Hotel No. 2
Hakata
Japan
Comments: "asked for a JR side room and got one with a good view of the eastern approach to the station."
Source: Japanese Railway Society Bullet-In (Last revision date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003)

Riko Hotel
Kokura
Japan
Comments: "claims to have rooms from Y4,500 & which from the higher foors (goes up to about 8, I reckon) should have great views if you are on the station side. Given the variation in traffic at Kokura, it may be worth putting on the itinerary if you go to Japan at some stage."
Source: Jtrains forwarded via email (Last revision date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003)

Station Hotel
Kokura
Japan
Comments: "despite the name, even on the station side, you don't get a very good view of the station (or at least of the trains)."
Source: Jtrains forwarded via email (Last revision date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003)

New Miyako Hotel
Kyoto
Japan
Comments: "interestingly faces the Shinkansen tracks"
Source: Japanese Railway Society Bullet-In (Last revision date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003)

Keio Plaza Hotel - Sapporo
Kita 5-jo, Nishi 7-chrome, Chuo-ku
Sapporo060-0005
Japan
Phone: (011)271-0111
Comments: "Rooms on the north side of the hotel overlook the western approach tracks to Sapporo Station. My room on the 17th floor is so high that I have to stand at the window to watch the action. Even on a Saturday night, there are a fair number of movements of trains (MU cars) by my window. Although most of the long distance trains arrive and depart from the east end of the station, I have seen at least one move of an empty overnight passenger train pass by so the coach yards must also be to the west of the station."
"Sapporo Station also provided access to the subway system which in turn can take one to the last remaining streetcar line in the city."
"Phone: (International Access Codes + Country Code for Japan) (011)271-0111"
Source: email (Last revision date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002)

Yaesu Fujiya Hotel
2-9-1 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo Prefecture104-0028
Japan
Phone: 03-3273-2111
Train Frequency: "In a 20 minute period between 5:40 pm and 6:00 pm I counted 40 trains, including 7 high speed Shinkansen trains pass."
Comments: "Located close to JR's Tokyo Station (Yaesu South exit), the Yaesu Fujiya Hotel has rooms facing the south approaches (from Yokahama and Osaka) to Tokyo Station. A wide varity of Shinkasen, locomotive hauled trains, and standard EMU's pass by with a very high frequency. In addition to being very convenient to Tokyo Station, a number of subway lines are also in walking distance. Direct train service is available from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station, but don't expect to see those trains pass by as they arrive and depart from underground level 5 of Tokyo Station."
"Fax: 03-3273-2180"
Source: email (Last revision date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002)

Yaesu Fujiya Hotel
2-9-1 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo Prefecture 104-0028
Japan
Phone: 03-3273-2111
Train Frequency: "In a 20 minute period between 5:40 pm and 6:00 pm I counted 40 trains, including 7 high speed Shinkansen trains pass."
Comments: "Located close to JR's Tokyo Station (Yaesu South exit), the Yaesu Fujiya Hotel has rooms facing the south approaches (from Yokahama and Osaka) to Tokyo Station. A wide varity of Shinkasen, locomotive hauled trains, and standard EMU's pass by with a very high frequency. In addition to being very convenient to Tokyo Station, a number of subway lines are also in walking distance. Direct train service is available from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station, but don't expect to see those trains pass by as they arrive and depart from underground level 5 of Tokyo Station."
"Fax: 03-3273-2180"
"This directory could use some more listings of hotels in Japan. I'm sure the maintainer would welcome additions to the list."
Source: email (Last revision date: 19 Jan 2004)

Mexico


Holiday Inn Express
Monterrey, N. Leon
Mexico
Comments: "One of the two Holiday Inn Expresses in the Monterrey area faces the TFM main line west of Monterrey, between Monterrey and Satillo."
Source: email (Last revision date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998)

Hotel LaHacienda (Best Western)
Av. Colon 1768 Pte.
Monterrey, N. Leon
Mexico
Phone: 83-372-7990; Fax 83-372-7994
Comments: "The Hotel LaHacienda is located approximately 1 block from the TFM Monterrey - Satillo main line. Metrorey, the light rail system in Monterrey runs above Av. Colon in front of the hotel. Hotel LaHacienda is convenient to both the bus and train station, but there may not be a view of the TFM line from any of the rooms."
Source: email (Last revision date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998)

New Zealand


Tauranga Motel
Tauranga
New Zealand
Phone: (International Access Codes) 578-7079
Comments: "Fax: (International Access Codes) 578-0812 Some rooms overlook the rail bridge from Tauranga to Mount Maunganui. Mount Maunganui is a major export port and NZ Rail handles many trains of logs, paper, steel, and miscellaneous freight to the port on a daily basis. On my last night in New Zealand, in May 1993, I took the Kamai Express to Tauranga so I could see the line from Tauranga to Auckland in the daylight. By chance, I booked my overnight at the Tauranga Motel. Much to my surprise, when I woke in the morning, my room overlooked the bay and the rail bridge to Mount Maunganui. I only saw one freight and a light engine move in the short time I had before I to leave for the northbound Kamai Express."
Source: email (Last revision date: Sun, 8 Jan 1995)

Republic of South Africa


Caboose Train-O-Tel
Knysna6570
Republic of South Africa
Phone: 0445-82 5850
Comments: "Log cabin Syle hotel near Knysna station and Transnet Museum's railway line. Inexpensive. Fax: 0445-82 5224"
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Laird Arms
Lord Milner Hotel
Matjiesfontein
Republic of South Africa
Phone: 02372-33
Comments: "Rather famous period hotel and pub adjacent to station."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Fernhill Hotel
Midmar
Republic of South Africa
Phone: 0332-30 5071
Comments: "Hotel adjacent to Natal Main Line - building was original Fernhill station."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Modder River Hotel
Modder River
Republic of South Africa
Comments: "Lineside hotel south of Kimberly on De Aar railway line. Basic."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Lido
Umkomaas
Republic of South Africa
Train Frequency: "Well known seaside hotel which almost overlooks the Saiccor exchange yard with daily 19D steam working. Busy South Coast railway line adjacent."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Ye Old Wayside Inn
Waterval Boven
Republic of South Africa
Comments: "Next to station with occasional steam specials and normal Spoornet Eastern Transvaal rail traffic to watch."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Witput Hotel
Witput8740
Republic of South Africa
Comments: "North of the Orange River and next to the railway between Kimberley - DeAar, famous lineside hotel in steam days. Still good for diesel fans and occasional steam specials."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

South Africa


Addo Elephant park
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
Comments: "Just spent a couple of days at Addo Elephant park outside Port Elizabeth and for those of you who have not been there before - the mainline to the north passes right next to the park. From our Park tents we could see the trains going past as well as from various other vantage points within the park. For the nature purist it could jar a bit, but as Addo is relatively small anyway, it is easier to accept."
"Frankly, I enjoyed watching what I assumed were 7E's hauling some very heavy freights as well as two long passenger trains. The track, from the level crossing looked immaculate and although the line curves through the park at that point, trains seemed to be really moving downgrade. Upgrade, they made a lovely sound with fans and motors sending out loud moans, quite ghostlike in the middle of the night. We could also hear the banging of slack as brakes were applied - sounding like thunder."
"Altogether big railroading and a nice interlude from the little warthogs always to be found grazing in front of our tents."
Source: South African Railways List (Last revision date: 26 Apr 2004)

Switzerland


Hotel Pavillon et Residence
Vevey
Switzerland
Comments: "Then from my fourth floor room, I looked down at the handsome station...."
Source: Passenger Train Journal (Last revision date: 23 Aug 1996)

UK


Name: [None]
Dawlish, England
UK
Train Frequency: "Train frequency every 10 minutes in summer (more frequent on Saturdays), less in winter"
Comments: "Dawlish, Devon, England. Numerous small family hotels located on Marine Parade in town centre. Busy West of England main line passes along sea wall across the road from hotels...Ask for a sea view room (the other view is of the cliffs 20 ft behind the hotels and is very undesirable). Hotel listing and prices available from Dawlish & Teignmouth tourist office. Note: accommodation gets filled quickly at this popular family vacation resort in June, July & August. Don't expect to get a lineside room in these months without prior reservation (and usually prepayment). Not all hotels take credit cards. However, if you want to watch rough seas literally crashing over track and trains, go in the winter when tides are high. But be warned, the tracks are sometimes closed due to ballast and/or seawall washout on Britain's most maintenance expensive piece of track."
"I've just started the first Web Pages for Dawlish & Teignmouth and I noticed on your page that you're using the towns as reference. Well The sea wall at Dawlish has recently undergone a million pound renewal and the trains run really very well.(For the UK, that is) I believe the track is the closest Uk railway line to the coast. In parts actually over the sea. Built by I.K. Brunel I believe. Pre-Victorian station. excellent views across the Lyme Bay area. I'd be very much pleased if you could maybe add a link for my pages. Or maybe show your visitors where I am http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.jones2/dawlish.htm."
Source: email (Last revision date: Sun, 18 May 1997)

Midland Hotel
Derby, England
UK
Comments: "Higher quality older but refurbished traditional British city hotel adjacent to busy mainline passenger junction station. Unrestricted platform access 100 ft. from hotel entrance. Train frequency: Mainline and commuter trains approximately every 10 minutes throughout the day. Mail trains and freight mostly in evening and night. Derby is a major interchange and railroad construction center. British rail technology and development centre located 1/2 mile from hotel."
Source: email (Last revision date: 25 Feb 1996)

Great Western Hotel
Paddington
London, England
UK
Comments: "First class hotel located adjacent to busy mainline railroad terminal."
Source: email (Last revision date: 25 Feb 1996)

The Sidings Hotel
Shipton-by-Beningbrough
York, England YO6 1BS
UK
Phone: York (0904) 470221. Fax (0904) 470945
Comments: "There's a trainspotter's hotel in York, made up of lots of old railway carriages, right next to a busy main line."
"Incidently, the York, England trainspotter's hotel that your directory refers to is The Sidings, located five miles north of York. It is adjacent to the East Coast Main Line. I have not stayed there, but I saw it in the summer of 1993 as I flashed past it on an InterCity Express. From an ad in the June 1993 magazine Railway, the address is The Sidings Hotel" [etc.]
Source: matthew@colussus.demon.co.uk, email (Last revision date: Wed, 21 Sep 94)

Zimbabwe


Eland Hardy's Inn
Gwanda
Zimbabwe
Comments: "Overlooks south end of station - ideal for chasing steam specials. Good food, accomodations limited but being extended."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Boabab Hotel
Box 120
Hwange
Zimbabwe
Phone: Hwange 323&493
Comments: "Ideal centre for chasing specials and doing Wankie Colliery. Good food and accomodation, overlooks railway. Convenient for Sinamatella entrance to game reserve. Telex: 51369"
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Plumtree Hotel
Plumtree
Zimbabwe
Comments: "Opposite south end of station. Basic with views of both Zimbabwe and Botswanna trains."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe
Comments: "Has own entrance from adjoining station. View of railway bridge from terrace. Very expensive, geared for international tourists, but recommended for first-timers to stay one-night, for the ambience."
Source: email (Last revision date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995)

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