South America’s first luxury sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer, passes through La Raya, Peru, during its journey between Arequipa, Lake Titicaca and Cusco. The train cuts through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Peru and features 24 cabins, Peruvian cuisine by Executive Chef Diego Munoz, an elegant piano bar and outdoor observation car. Picture credit should read: Matt Crossick
Founded by Christian Nelson, Nelson Associates is a luxury-brand design consultancy creating projects for some of the world’s most prestigious brands. He speaks to Imogen Smith about the studio’s individual design touches that make a lasting impression. Amid the clamour caused by rail disruptions across the UK, there is a beacon of hope in the world of locomotives.

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