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Why US Presidents love trains

Today is President’s Day 2021. To mark the occasion, we’ve taken a look at why US presidents love trains. President Biden – 20 January 2021 to present Of all the US presidents, Joe Biden is best known for his life-long love of trains. Dubbed ‘Amtrak Joe’,The President thinks he has travelled about 2.1 million miles […]

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White Pass and Yukon Route – Alaska

The White Pass and Yukon Route is a railroad in Alaska, an isolated railway line connecting Skagway with Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon. The railroad was built in 1889 during the Klondike Gold Rush and used by workers seeking their fortune out in the goldfields. Today it’s a heritage rail route taking passengers on three […]

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Royal Gorge Route Railroad – USA

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is a heritage rail route in Cañon City, Colorado. Transiting the scenic Royal Gorge on a two-hour adventure to Parkdale, the train rails through the most famed portion of the former Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. It runs through the hair-raising steep-walled canyon and along the Arkansas river, a […]

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Mount Washington Cog Railway – USA

The Mountain Cog Railway was the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, a tiny toy-train like vehicle climbing Mount Washington in the US state of New Hampshire. More than 150 years since its conception, it’s still the only one of its kind operating in North America, and passengers can ride the route from Marshfield Base Station […]

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New York to Toronto Train – The Maple Leaf

When it comes to railway journeys, few are as exciting, famed as the Maple Leaf, the New York to Toronto train operated by both Amtrak and Via Rail. The train takes passengers on an international journey across North America, from the bright lights of New York to cosmopolitan Toronto – the capital of Ontario.  The […]

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Grand Canyon Railway – USA

The Grand Canyon Railway is one of the most magnificent ways to experience the US’ majestic Grand Canyon. It’s been taking passengers on this adventure since 1901, with the only difference in 120 years being the speeds of the journey – now just 2 hours, 15 minutes each way. Departing daily from Williams, Arizona, the […]

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Durango and Silverton Railroad, Colorado

Snaking through rugged ravines and the pristine countryside of Colorado, the Durango & Silverton Railroad takes passengers on an adventure through the San Juan Mountains. Built in 1882 to transport silver and gold from the mines, the train is now a heritage rail route, starting in Durango and journeying to historic Silverton on 72.7km of […]

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Anchorage to Fairbanks Train – Denali Star

The state of Alaska is often described as ‘the final frontier’ and travelling across this vast landscape can seem a little daunting – especially with national parks the size of small countries and hundreds of miles between towns. That’s where the Denali Star train steps in, linking Alaska’s largest city Anchorage to the rural city […]

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Sunset Limited – New Orleans to Los Angeles

The Sunset Limited is the oldest named train in the United States. First introduced in 1894, it was handed to Amtrak in 1971 and has been hosting train travellers on its New Orleans-Los Angeles and Los Angeles-New Orleans routes since then. This historic train travels between Louisiana and California along Amtrak’s most southern route. On […]

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California Zephyr – Chicago to San Francisco

A journey on Amtrak’s famous California Zephyr train from Chicago to San Francisco is one of the best train adventures in the US. On a stunningly picturesque 2,438-mile odyssey you will get to travel on a dramatic route through America’s heartland, enjoying the flatlands of Nebraska, Denver, the canyons of the Colorado river, the Utah […]