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USA: See Colorado and Utah from a glass-domed train

Train company Rocky Mountaineer has announced its plans to introduce a new Colorado to Utah route to its luxury train journeys in 2021. The “Rockies to the Red Rocks” route will be a two-day rail journey between Denver and Moab, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs. Between Denver and Glenwood Springs, the trains will journey alongside the …

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Amazing Train Journey: The Reunification Express, Vietnam

Start – Ho Chi Minh City; End – Hanoi; Departs daily; Distance – 1072 miles (1726km); Duration – two days Some railways rattle through historic cities; others swoosh beside spectacular coastline. A few have an epic history, and one or two are remarkable for the colourful characters on board. The Reunification Express line, also known as the North–South Railway, …

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Ten of the best sleeper train routes

Vienna to Brussels: This useful Nightjet train passes from Austria through major German cities en route to the Belgian capital.  Warsaw to Kiev: Ride this atmospheric old-school sleeper train, which requires a wheel adjustment for Ukraine’s different rail gauge in the middle of the night. Spirit of the Outback: Comfortable Australian sleeper train heading from Brisbane to Longreach, in the heart of the …

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Amazing Train Journey: The New Mexico Rail Runner

One of America’s great unsung commuter railways, the New Mexico Rail Runner is a regional train that runs down the Rio Grande Valley, connecting the state’s largest city, Albuquerque, with its cultural and political capital, Santa Fe. On the way it crosses wide, high desert, giving views of arid mountains …

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Amazing Train Journey: The California Zephyr

For soaking up the scenic grandeur of the North American continent, nothing compares with Amtrak’s California Zephyr train. This classic three-day journey travels nearly 2500 miles (4000km) across prairies, deserts, the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada on its way from Chicago to San Francisco. Scenery is magnificent throughout – …

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Amazing Train Journey: Metro-North Hudson Line

Depart from New York City’s iconic beaux arts Grand Central Terminal, stopping to admire the ornate astronomical ceiling painting in the vaulted Grand Concourse and to slurp up oysters and a martini at the famous Oyster Bar. Then roll through Manhattan and the Bronx and into the glorious green Hudson …

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