A luxury train service from Ostend (Belgium) to Vienna was established in 1894.
Like the 'original' Orient Express, it was operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits:
The service provided connections from London and Amsterdam, as well as to Bucharest, Belgrade and Istanbul:
It also provided a setting for Graham Greene's Stamboul Train (1932) - and for our new project. Stay tuned.
Images: Wikipedia (NL)