Tag Archives: Trains

Lost Tracks

I’m a dewy-eyed sentimentalist when it comes to old fashioned steam trains, but photographer Matthew Malkiewicz has an enduring passion for the historic locomotives of the 19th and 20th centuries. He travels North America in his spare time capturing the … Continue reading

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Oops…

I’ve always been impressed by the speed, comfort and relative dependability of France’s national railway system, but it appears that SNCF has made an incredible blunder. After ordering 341 new TER regional trains, a simple measurement error is going to … Continue reading

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Trains, Planes and More Trains

Construction began back in 2000 on the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germanyand has never really stopped. It’s now the largest model railway in the world and one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions. Now everyone can take a virtual ride … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest Train (maybe)

This may be the world’s smallest train…

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Rapid Transit : Dutch Style

It’s officially dubbed the “travel accelerator” by Netherlands Railway, but to the folks in Utrecht it’s de glijbaan and it’s just plain fun. Open for about two weeks, the slide has been a huge success.Installed along the stairway at the … Continue reading

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Readers’ Choice: Top Ten Train Trips

Here’s an unofficial readers’ top ten European train trips and a few extra journeys too. Glacier Express—Switzerland Bernina Express—Switzerland-Italy Cinque Terre—Italy Swiss Cog railways: Rigi,Pilatus,Jungfrau,Rothorn,Lauterbrunnen Lucerne to Interlaken—Switzerland Myrdal-Flåm—Norway Vienna to Venice—Austria-Italy Munich to Innsbruck—Germany-Austria Scottish Highlands—UK Zurich to Vienna—Switzerland-Austria … Continue reading

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Europe: the Glories of the Rails

Railway to Heaven  Next month’s issue of National Geographic Traveler has two charming, short articles on the joys of European rail travel that have me longing for the days when I could spend the Summer on the rails with a … Continue reading

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