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  • JFK Airport AirTrain in New York

    Airport by Rail in North America

    NOTE: This is the first installment of what we intend to become a worldwide reference on rail-airport links. Although slow to start, airports in the U.S. are catching up with [...]
  • Shanghai Maglev Train connecting the Pudong Airport with the city by Andreas Krebs via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in China

    China operates more miles of dedicated high-speed rail lines than the rest of the world, combined. And while California dithers about its 500-mile project, hoping to complete [...]
  • BART train westbound in West Oakland by Pi.1415926535 from Wikimedia Commons

    BART Extension Rolls

    BART’s extension to Antioch from the previous terminal at the Pittsburg/Bay Point station has officially opened in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. The new [...]
  • #1271 climbing the Opapa incline

    New Zealand Rail Passes

    New Zealand’s KiwiRail passenger system targets visitors with three trains operated mainly for their scenic values rather than as routine transportation. All three [...]
  • Kurobe Gorge Railway by Hiroyuki Mori from Nishinomiya, Japan via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in Japan

    Most visitors traveling around Japan plan on using the country’s extensive railway system. Japan built the world’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, between [...]
  • Mountain Fuji and Shinkansen bullet train at Fuji city

    Rail Service in Asia – Overview

    Here is a quick overview of the widely divergent kinds of rail service in the huge expanse of Asia. We have already posted details in a few areas, with more to come. Visitor [...]
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Excursions with Milwaukee 261 set for October

by editor in DESTINATIONS

On Oct. 10, at 9 a.m., a “Fall Colors” excursion train headed by Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 will make a 250-mile round-trip from Minneapolis to near Superior and back. [...]

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