Rail Travel

We love trains! We’ve ridden and photographed them in Europe, Canada, the U.S.A. and China and often write about them. Why? Trains are a comfortable, safe, spacious and friendly way to travel and they let you see the countryside and talk to the people who live there. There is nothing that compares with the joy of dinner in the diner as you pass through a beautiful countryside.

View from Bingen

Traveling By Eurail Pass Through Europe

      We recently toured Sweden, Denmark and Germany by train and it was a wonderful way to travel. […]

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630 steam engine

Riding In The Cab of Railroad History: Southern 2-8-0 #630

It is only three large steps up from the platform to the cab of Number 630, a 114 ton steam […]

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private cars

Traveling Like A Railroad Baron: Private Train Across The Cascades

Traveling Like A Railroad Baron Uncommon Journeys Private Train Across the Cascades Moira, our tour guide, led us out a […]

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Observation car in Jasper

From Toronto to Vancouver By Train: Watching A Continent Unfold From A Luxury Dome Car.

VIA Train # 1 From Toronto to Vancouver One of the Finest Train Trips In The World There was a […]

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By Train Through Quebec Along The St. Lawrence River

  By Train Along The St. Lawrence River By Jeffrey R. Orenstein, Ph.D., Simply Smart Travel September, 2015  As our taxi […]

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Welcome To Florida SunRail!

Welcome To Florida SunRail Florida is finally on a fast track for good rail service. SunRail, the greater Orlando commuter […]

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