Ride The Peace Train: The Rocky Mountaineer A spectacular way to see Canada by train By Janis Turk When springtime hits the Canadian Rockies and winter ice cracks, beauty is laid bare. The sky turns the color of a sharp clear sapphire, snow-dusted mountain peaks sparkle and eagles soar. And perhaps nowhere on earth can […]
Traveling by train is one of the best ways to see the world. In this section, we describe journeys on tourist railways, high-speedrailroad trains, and scenic rail journeys around the world.
Traveling Through Italy By Train: A Thello Train Ride with Falco By Paul Wojnicki It’s not the Orient Express, I’ll admit, but after a long day pounding the streets of Paris the Thello feels comfortable enough. The private sleepers are small but cozy and my dog Falco has already made himself at home at the […]
Traveling on a Train Cross-Country in Ukraine By Elise Morton My first Ukrainian train was on my 19th birthday. A group of five bright-eyed first-year Russian students, we had flown into a snowy Kyiv* and were heading to Odesa on the Black Sea for a hopefully grade-saving language course. Our naive enthusiasm had yet to […]
Rolling Across the United States by Train By John Pitt Updated Feb, 2015 American trains have always had a strong hold on the popular imagination, inspiring countless songs, stories, scandals, and legends. Their rugged style and old-world charm set them apart from more mundane means of transport and, as Homer Simpson has said, ‘Nothing beats […]
Traversing this World on the Rails That Connect our Cities and Coasts By Luke Dowley Tom Zoellner’s book Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World – From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief describes the authors adventure across the country and the world using the rails that in years past connected coasts, industrialized […]
The Love Train Runs Through Ohio Watching a Third Hand Romance unfold on the Lake Shore Limited By Francis DiClemente I am riding on Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited, traveling westbound as the train slices through the dark environs of upstate New York on this Friday night in late October 2010. I boarded the train in […]