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> Amtrak
They provide public train transportation throughout the majority of the continental United States. Please refer to their website for significant details including schedules.
> VIA Rail Canada
They provide public train transportation throughout the majority of Canada. Please refer to their website for significant details including schedules.
> Rail Europe
Rail Europe is your one source for European travel. From Transatlantic air to complete rail passes, hotel, and car rentals. They offer European rail and rail-related travel products, covering 35 European countries.
> Australia's Great Train Journeys
Great Southern Railway is in the tourism business along with being a rail transport operator. They own and operate these trains: the Indian Pacific (Sydney-Adelaide-Perth), the Ghan (Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin), the Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide).
> Indian Railways
They provide public transportation throughout the majority of India. They have the distinction of being one of the largest railway systems in the world under a single management.
> Japan Rail Pass
The Japan Rail Pass is the most economical way to travel throughout Japan by rail. Please refer to their website for details.
> Grandluxe Rail Journeys
Grandluxe Rail Journeys operates America's premier private train on 7- to 9-night itineraries through the western United States, National Parks, Mexico, and Canada. Enjoy fine dining and beautiful vistas in comfortable luxury aboard their classic, restored, private railcars.
> The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Built 126 years ago and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a 64-mile, fully operational steam railroad jointly owned by the states of New Mexico and Colorado. It has been noted by the Society of International Railway Travelers as "One of the best 20 railway experiences in the world."
> Grand Canyon Railway
Today, Grand Canyon Railway operates exclusive daily service from Williams, Arizona, to Grand Canyon National Park. With more than 220,000 passengers a year, it's a legend that not only lives on, it carries on.
> Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Today the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad continues to provide year round train service operating a historical train with rolling stock indigenous to the line. The locomotives used to pull today's train remain 100% coal-fired, steam-operated.
> Napa Valley Wine Train
The Napa Valley Railroad Company was founded in 1864 by Samuel Brannan. Today it is considered one of the 20 best railroad experiences in the world. Whether it's dining on gourmet cuisine, enjoying a brandy in the Parlor Cars, or sipping a fine varietal in the Wine TastingCar, passengers aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train are assured a luxurious journey in a relaxing and scenic atmosphere!
> White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Skagway's White Pass & Yukon Route is the "Scenic Railway of the World." Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow guage railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, and historic sites from the comfort of vintage parlor cars.
> Trains Unlimited, Tours
Trainsunlimited, Tours has been operating unique and spectacular railroad train adventures around the world for the railfan and tourist since 1985. During its history, they have operated over 900 charter trains and private rail cars in 45 countries.
> Rocky Mountaineer Vacations
Rocky Mountaineer Vacations offers year-round vacation packages to the most unique regions of Canada including its acclaimed two-day, all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer rail journey. The destinationscan include Vancouver, Whistler, Jasper, Banff, and Calgary. Other train packages include Howe Sound, the Central Mountains, and Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Most Spectacular Train Trips in the World!
> Orient-Express Trains & Cruises
They operate five luxury tourist trains and a river cruiser in Europe, Asia, and South America, including the famous Venice Simplon-Orient Express. Other trains operating within their company are the British Pullman, Northern Belle, The Royal Scotsman, Eastern & Oriental Express, and Peru Rail.
> Rovos Rail
Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. They operate two classic 20-coach, 72-berth trains as well as a third 13-coach, 42-berth Edwardian train which is available year round for charter.
> The Blue Train
The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have traveled on this magnificent five-star hotel. The routes of The Blue Train take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world. They include Pretoria-Cape Town-Pretoria, and the Pretoria-Durban route. They also offer a special package from Pretoria-Bakubung Game Lodge.
> Palace on Wheels Luxury Train
The Palace on Wheels is rated as one of the top ten luxury train journeys in the world. Please see their website for significant details.
> The Royal Scotsman
Unhurried is a word that sits beautifully on The Royal Scotsman. With a maximum of only 36 guests aboard at any one time, you have plenty of space, time, and encouragement to do as you please. This train definitely offers one of the greatest experiences in travel and hospitality.
> Glacier Express
Travel on the famous Swiss mountain railways from St. Moritz to Zermatt and vice-versa on Piz Bernina to the Matterhorn. A 7-1/2 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 meters in altitude. It truly is a panoramic trip through the Alps in the heart of Switzerland.
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