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  • 'The Overland' train headed for Adelaide

    Rail Passes in Australia

    Australian passenger trains are operated mainly by separate state railway systems, with intercity passenger services provided by the separate lines based in Queensland, New [...]
  • Two RhB ABe 4/4III multiple units with a Bernina Express train on the Bernina line, passing Lago Bianco by Kabelleger / David Gubler via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in Switzerland

    Switzerland enjoys one of the densest rail systems in the world: It’s hard to find a place so remote that trains don’t go there, although there are a few. [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • A CRH380AL trainset departing Beijing on the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed line by N509FZ from Wikimedia Commons

    Hong Kong High-Speed Line Opens

    Chinese high-speed trains can now originate and terminate in downtown Kowloon, Hong Kong. Although a lot of attention has been focused on the once-daily eight-hour through [...]
  • 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 [...]
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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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  • Tram of tramway of Florence (Comune di Firenze) by User:Gf9, via Wikimedia Commons

    Florence Airport Link Opens

    February 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

    A new light rail route links Firenze (Florence) Amerigo Vespucci Airport with the central rail station.  Trains run every four to five minutes on most days; every eight to [...]
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