● Railbookers (020 3327 2467 ; railbookers.com) Independent rail specialists which, in addition to putting together itineraries, can also arrange accommodation along the way. ● Great Rail Journeys (01904 734500; greatrail.com) Offers guided tours by rail worldwide, including a number in Britain utilising heritage trains and routes. ● Belmond (0845 0772 222; belmond.com) Upmarket tours by private trains such as the Northern Belle and British Pullman. ● Ffestiniog Travel (01766 772030; ffestiniogtravel.com) offers up to 30 escorted rail tours a year. Profits help support the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. ● Planet Rail (01347 811810; planetrail.co.uk) organises firstclass railway holidays in Europe (and on the Golden Eagle TransSiberian Express). Most of its holidays are tailor-made. ● maninseat 61 ( seat61.com) An authoritative site on almost all aspects of rail travel – at home and abroad.