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Rail travel is absolutely one of the most exciting means of getting somewhere.  GoNOMAD writers travel the rails of five continents, finding the most obscure and unsual rail journeys, along with updates on some of the most popular. 

From New Zealand's scenic trains, to the funny little steam engine that can take you into the countryside of Cuba, we take you on steel rails the world over. 

If you lowe train travel, you've come to the right place.  Whistle....destination announcement....Your train is here!

England: Six Hidden Gems in Somerset
Somerset England: Five Gems not to be missed, including the West Somerset Railway, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, Fleet Air Arms Museum
A Passage by Amtrak
Crossing the United States by Amtrak train. Tips on making the most of this long journey.
Riding the Rails in the Upper Rhine Valley
Riding the rails in the Upper Rhine Valley: Visiting Berlin, Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, Freiburg and Basel, Germany.
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Cuba: Riding the Hershey Train
The Hershey Train of Cuba: Unreliable and nearly empty, the train goes to an abandoned factory.
Bulgaria: Septemvri to Dobriniste by Train
Bulgaria: Riding an old fashioned train from Septemvri to Dobriniste, a trip through the ages.
The Rocky Mountaineer Across Canada
Ride on the Peace Train: The Rocky Mountaineer A spectacular way to see Canada by train.

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Italy: Traveling By Night Train With My Dog
Read about a man and his dog traveling through Italy by train.
Arriving in Rome: Traveling Europe by Rail
A whirlwind trip through Western Europe: Two weeks on a train, via the Eurail Global Pass.
Ukraine: Train Across the Nation
Ukraine: Crossing the country by train.
Traveling as a 15-year-old on Amtrak
Amtrak for kids: Some tips on traveling as an unaccompanied minor on an Amtrak train from Philly to Boston.
Train Travel Across the USA
Train travel across the USA: Tips on train travel and where trains go in the US.
Traveling Through Spain at 250km per hour
In 2015 Spain will be extending its high-speed rail lines by over 1000 kilometers.
Madagascar's Last Train
The last train left running in Madagascar connects the highland town of Fianarasoa to the east-coast town of Manakara.
Exploring the World by Train
Train: An Excerpt from acclaimed author Tom Zoellner's book Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World - From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
Hopping Freight Trains: The story of Rapid T
Hobo stories: an interview with Rapid T, a hobo who rides the rails in the eastern US - freight train travel. Train hopping stories
Trans-Mongolian Railway: The World's Longest Ride
Riding the Trans-Mongolian railway and Trans-Manchurian railways, the world's longest.
Love on the Lake Shore Limited
Lust on the Lake Shore Limited. A passenger can't help but eavesdrop on two romantic strangers on a train.
Riding Through the Movies
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic railroad takes rail fans on scenic journeys through Colorado and New Mexico.
Trains Run Up Main Street
Towns with Trains running on Main St. Herb Hiller visits Southern Pines NC, Yemassee SC and Ashland VA.
Nairobi-Mombasa on a Scary Train
Railroad travel: A dangerous journey between Nairobi and Mombasa by train.
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