Trains of Tintin – The Last Train – Baldwin 2-8-0

Herge published the first Tintin, "Tintin in the Land of Soviets" in 1930 and the last "Tintin and the Picaros" in 1976. How people travelled across the world changed a lot over these 46 years. Travelling on land by train and long distance by sea was the norm in the 1930s, and 40s, and the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – The Last Train – Baldwin 2-8-0

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Trains of Tintin – LNER Peppercorn Class A1

"The Seven Crystal Balls", a Tintin adventure about the scientists who studied the pyramids of South America and the curse on these people. When I read it for the first time, this was a book that scared me as a kid. There were some scenes in the night, dark scenes with a mummy roaming about. … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – LNER Peppercorn Class A1

Trains of Tintin – British Rail Class 42

Tintin is on his adventure to the British Isle. He had somehow escaped from Dr Muller and a burning house. In my last post Tintin had boarded a train - though unconventionally by jumping onto the roof from the foot over bridge - pulled by a Class 27 diesel-electric locomotive. Once onboard, he encountered Dr … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – British Rail Class 42

Trains of Tintin – Class 27 Diesel Locomotive

We were with "The Black Island". Tintin had taken a train pulled by an SNCF 2D2 9100 electric locomotive. He was attacked and arrested and finally escaped. His adventure took him across the English Channel into United Kingdom. If you observe the details of Herge's drawings, the colour of the passenger coaches changed to the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – Class 27 Diesel Locomotive

Trains of Tintin – SNCF 2D2 9100

After his adventures in South America, Tintin went for his next adventure in Europe, Scotland to be specific in "The Black Island". This was one of my favourites as a train lover because it has two long sequences aboard 'modern' trains. One on mainland Europe and the second in Britain. This was the first Tintin … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – SNCF 2D2 9100

Trains of Tintin – North British 2-8-0

Tintin must be the most widely travelled person on Earth. He has visited nearly every continent on Earth. Though most widely travelled in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia; he had covered North as well as South America. His first visit to South America was in "The Broken Ear" when he travelled to … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – North British 2-8-0

Trains of Tintin – AM2 Class

After solving the mystery of "Cigars of the Pharaoh" and spending a few relaxing days at the palace of the King of Gaipajama in India, Tintin started off on his next adventure. This adventure, "The Blue Lotus" took Tintin into the China of the 1930s. A country which had been invaded by the Japanese on … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – AM2 Class

Trains of Tintin – XB Class

Tintin was seen riding; rather driving; the Pacific 4-6-2 locomotive in "Tintin in America". His next adventure took him across the globe to the Egypt, the Middle East and India in the "Cigars of the Pharaoh". Tintin had to take a flight to escape being shot by Colonel Fuad in the Middle East where he … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – XB Class

Trains of Tintin – 4-6-2 Pacific

Tintin books were published from 1930 till 1976. Over these 46 years, transportation underwent a revolution. This is very evident from the means of transport used by Tintin over the various books. The only means of travelling long distances from 1930s till the early sixties were ships. Tintin travelled across the world on various ships … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – 4-6-2 Pacific

Trains of Tintin – Barclay 0-4-0 WT

Herge wrote his first book,  "Tintin in the Land of Soviets" in 1930 and the last book "Tintin and the Picaros" in 1976. In this period, the modes of transportation underwent a revolution. While the main means of long distance travel in the 1930s were the railways on land and ships at sea, by the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – Barclay 0-4-0 WT