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The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Luxury Train Trips Revealed

How many have you done?

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10 Great Snowy Winter Train Journeys to Book Today for 2021

Winter can be wonderful if you plan a magical train journey to see some of the world’s best winter wonderlands. From the Caledonian Sleeper to the Semmering Line and the Glacier Express, enjoy a trip on a cosy train and look out of the window to enjoy some of nature’s most magical sights. Next stop […]

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Children’s Book Author Sam Sedgman on why Kids Love Train Travel

Children’s authors Sam Sedgman and M.G. Leonard write great stories about their train travelling hero Harrison Beck and his uncle Nat. Their latest book Kidnap on the California Comet is available now. Why do you think children like trains so much? Trains are just magic. Especially steam trains. The smell of coal dust, the joyful […]

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Why ‘Amtrak’ Joe Biden is a Massive Railway Fan

How did the US President get his train-loving nickname?

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Train Traveller and Best-Selling Author Janice Lynn Shares her Railway Memories and Dreams

This month Janice Lynn releases her new novel Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy. Janice lives in Tennessee with her husband Paul their seven kids. When she’s not writing, she dreams of riding on the Polar Express. What’s been your favourite rail journey? The one I took with my husband on the White Pass & Yukon […]

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6 Amazing USA Halloween Train Adventures the Kids will Love

Nothing could be more fun than a train-inspired Halloween celebration for all the family. Due to the Covid crisis, many of the USA’s top heritage trains are not running their famous Halloween days out but many are still going ahead so here’s our pick of six of the best ghoulish Halloween train adventures. Halloween train […]

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Station Guides

A Guide to Union Station Chicago

Union Station Chicago is the third-busiest rail terminal in the USA, serving 140,000 passengers on average every week day. This intercity and commuter rail terminal is situated in Chicago’s West Loop Gate neighbourhood and is the size of 10 blocks, making it one of the largest stations in the USA. The station opened in 1925 and […]

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A Guide to Union Station, Los Angeles

Union Station Los Angeles is known as ‘the last of the Great Railway stations’ in the United States. This attractive station was built in the 1930s, combining Art Deco, Mission Revival and Streamline Moderne style. Today it is the largest railway passenger station in the Western United States, serving 110,000 passengers a day. Four of […]

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A Guide to Penn Station, New York

Pennsylvania Station (or Penn Station as it is most commonly known) is the main intercity railway station in Manhattan. In 2019 over 600,000 passengers used it every day, making it the busiest station in the Western Hemisphere. The station is situated in the midtown district in Manhattan, beneath Madison Square Garden. All intercity trains from […]

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USA

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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USA

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 […]