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 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 […]
Three Southern Towns Where Trains Run Up Main Street. By Herb Hiller Americans don’t ride American trains for getting anywhere fast. Okay, maybe in the Northeast, but we surely don’t ride coach through the South expecting overnight sleep. Instead of lullabies, we get lurch-inducing railbeds. On the other hand, rewards come from looking out windows […]
Dangerous Strangers on a Kenya-Bound Train: Nairobi to Mombasa with some scary moments By Luke Maguire Armstrong Our rail car tumbled through lands now hidden by the setting sun. To my right, a baby fondled his sleeping mother; two snack vendors sat across from each other, pulling at their pant legs to examine their knees; a […]
By Elle Rahilly In Around India in 80 Trains author Monisha Rajesh describes her railway travels through India, a country she came to appreciate in retrospect 20 years after her return. Touring the country entailed large distances, with Rajesh hopping aboard 80 separate trains. Throughout the novel, Rajesh challenges herself with a fixed determination to […]
Cuba 2012: Riding a Steam Train to a Sugar Estate and a Block Party By Dorothy Conlon I’ve ridden trains in Thailand, India and elsewhere. But nothing like the steam train I rode recently in the Valley of the Sugar Mills in Cuba. About halfway through our 10-day People to People tour of Cuba, we reach […]
The Great Circular Indian Challenge: Seventeen Decide to Travel Together By Mark Lester It is 8 o’clock in the evening, 17th February 2011. I have somehow found myself, after two years of planning, with 16 other people, milling about Mumbai Central station waiting to embark on something that isn’t supposed to be a very good […]
The Ghan: A journey commemorating ANZAC and the bombing of Darwin By Marie Barbieri Claps of thunder followed lightning strikes that shattered the storm clouds preying over Darwin. It’s as if they knew it was 70 years since WWII bombs rained down onto this multicultural metropolis in Australia’s far north. On 19th February 1942, 242 […]