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.
The train from Septemvri to Dobriniste, Bulgaria harkens back to the golden age of train travel By Di Bach It’s the small details–brass coat hooks, tiny semi-circled tables with old-fashioned metal ashtrays underneath, which add a civilized edge to the journey and the otherwise shabby interior of this little train carriage. Looking out through the […]
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 […]
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 […]