The Anonymous Widower

A Plea From Michael Portillo

In the latest episode of his Great British Coastal Railways – Helensburgh to Connel, Michael Portillo made a plea to train makers.

Travelling along the scenic West Highland Line, he asked train manufacturers to build a train with a glass roof.

February 15, 2022 - Posted by | Design, Transport/Travel | ,


  1. I’m sure a manufacturer would be happy to build a train with a glass roof if a train company (or the government) were willing to pay for a non-standard train.

    Comment by JohnC | February 16, 2022 | Reply

  2. I have suggested to a friend in a train-manufacturing company, that they do a visualisation on the computer and publicise it. You never know what might happen. If AlexanderDennis can do it on a bus, it might be possible on a train. Certainly, it’s been done by Stadler in Switzerland.

    Comment by AnonW | February 16, 2022 | Reply

  3. Rocky Mountaineer (Canada)

    Shiki-Shima Luxury Train (Japan)

    Comment by fammorris | February 16, 2022 | Reply

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