Boswell Pipes & Tobacco Railroad Station

A rich, flavorful latakia blend with a nice cool burn.
Notes: Stronger than Northwoods, with lots of latakia.


Brand Boswell Pipes & Tobacco
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type English
Contents Black Cavendish, Latakia, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2 ounce tin, bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.20 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 30, 2021 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
At this time I begin year 4 of smoking a pipe and this is the first English blend I have tried. Until recently I have only smoked aromatics. This tobacco I have had for about a year but have been reluctant to actually try it out. Well, now, I can't hardly smoke any other types of blends because of the pleasure I get from it. Not as much ingredients to try picking out so now I can actually taste the different tobaccos and now understand the descriptions other people have used. The aroma reminds me of a toasty campfire smell but not obnoxious. I sense a strong wood taste in the moment while I smoke that doesn't linger once the bowl is done. The strange thing now is that aromatic blends by the same blender doesn't give me the pleasure they did prior to smoking this English. I would definitely recommend you giving this one a try. Peace be with all
Pipe Used: Boswell 2020 Apple with Bent Stem
PurchasedFrom: Boswell's Pipes and Tobacco
Age When Smoked: 1 Year
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 08, 2020 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Pouch aroma is slightly sweet, earthy and smoky. The blend doesn't have the aroma of a typical "lat bomb"

Thin crinkly ribbons with short choppy bits of latakia. More than the average amounts of stems in this blend. Packs easily enough, no difficulties.

Initial lighting bring forward toasty notes, very earthy, medium amount of smoky Latakia, and next to zero sweetness. Burns extremely well and even, minimal relights. Thick, chunky, voluminous amounts of smoke with little effort. The further down into the 2nd half the Latakia comes forward, but can get a bit acrid if puffed to hard. This is a great morning blend with coffee!
Pipe Used: several
PurchasedFrom: Boswells
Age When Smoked: 1 month
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 27, 2022 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
Bag note is very woodsy slightly sweet earthy Latakia. Ribbon cut with a few stems. Moisture content is perfect. This is a straight English blend no toppings whatsoever. I would consider it a medium English Stronger than Northwood not as sweet as either magnum or Northwood. All pure tobacco flavor. All I get personally is the Latakia and the cavendish. I know there is Virginia in this but its way in the back. Its fairly close to being a Latakia bomb and I would suggest smoking in a pipe used for Latakia and outside. Nic hit is middle. Burns a bit warm. Between the Latakia and the black cavendish lots of full smoke. I suspect with some age this will mellow a bit, and be a bit sweeter as the Virginia ages. If you like unflavored unsweetened blends with Latakia as the main flavor this would be a great blend for you. I would probably add some more light Virginia to this myself as it can bite if puffed hard.
Pipe Used: Dr. Grabow duke tasting pipe
PurchasedFrom: Boswell direct
Age When Smoked: 2 months old
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 29, 2022 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Well, now…this is closer to a true English than is common in American blends, even Northwoods. Latakia is ever-present, but not overbearing. Smoky like a campfire, earthy, herbal. Pleasant.

Burns slowly and cool, but I hasten to add that it is not for everyone. I do not think, for instance, that I would choose Railroad Station for my morning bowl, although I do like the blend. For me, an evening pipe with a single malt or a double shot of espresso.

In the Boswell family of blends, I like the Northwoods and Countryside favorites, but I do not rank or compare Railroad Station to those, either. For me, this is as close to the English blends of years past without Perique, which I cannot tolerate.

Of note: I ordered a 2-oz tin with a Boswell pipe. When I opened the tin some five hours ago, the tobacco was too dry. I live in the desert, and I do not know how long the box had been in my mailbox, nor when the tin was sealed by Boswell. At any rate, I am now nearing the end of my first bowl, and this review is subject to change after the tobacco is rehydrated to a proper level. I will probably add this blend to my Boswell orders going forward, but I will buy in bulk. Film at eleven.
Pipe Used: Boswell bent billiard.
PurchasedFrom: Boswell
Age When Smoked: “Fresh” from the tin.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 13, 2022 Mild to Medium None Detected Full Strong
Smoking now:

Bag note is a big sour herbal smoky ketchup smell. Seems heavy in Latakia. Packed and lite just fine. Had high hopes off the aroma.

The taste is heavy Latakia. Herbal, smokey, woody, vegetative, with a dry mouth feel. The Virginias offer a slight tangy ketchup flavor. The cavendish might sweeten this a tad but this is far from north woods or the Boswells aromatic English blends they do. The Latakia is very heavy, unsweet and dry. It had the same mouth feel I get from smoking burley tobaccos. That is to say it does not agree with my ph. This dried my mouth out and left a vegetative and unpleasant after taste in my mouth. The retrohale is herbal, vegetative, with some tangy Virginias. It’s the best part. I like heavy Latakia blends but didn’t work out for me. Some rough spots and mouth tingle. Smoked to a fine ash. Will try in a different pipe.
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