TRANSPORT/ Railways High Up In the Mountains

Mountain railways around the world offer remarkable experience to the traveler. Visit Romania, Wales, Peru or even India and board a train. Get ready for stunning views!


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Snowdon Mountain Railway – Mountain Top Adventure

Snowdon Mountain Railway – Mountain Top Adventure

Tourism Review News Desk

The Snowdonia National Park, the second-largest after the Lake District National Park, England covers 840 sq miles (1352 sq. km.) of North Wales. The majestic Snowdon Mountains covering a fairly compact area in its northern part are undeniably spectacular. At 3560 ft (1,085 m), it is a true mountain, the highest peak in Britain, south of the Scottish Highlands. Its Welsh name is Yr Widdfa – meaning 'great tomb'. Legend says that a giant ogre Rhita killed by King Arthur is buried on the summit...
Indian Historical Trains – Popular Attraction

Indian Historical Trains – Popular Attraction

Larry Brain

Mountain railways built recently may not be very fascinating considering the current technology. However, mountain railways that are over 100 years old are engineering marvels that are definitely worth seeing. Three mountain railways in India that are over a century old are the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, and the Kalka Shimla Railway. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway This mountain railway which is popularly known as the "toy train" because it is relatively sm...
Peru: Travel by Train Not Only to Machu Picchu

Peru: Travel by Train Not Only to Machu Picchu

Tomas Haupt

Get acquainted with the multi-faceted Andes like never before while you sway along in one of the top mountain railways in Peru. Feel the magical thrill of climbing mountains in twists and turns as you pass verdant vineyards and arid, desolate areas to reach the second highest-altitude railway station of Galeta at 4781 meters above sea level. Presently the Qingzang-Tibet railway line holds the altitude record. 1. Trains to Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is the famous ruined city of the Incas – thi...
Romania: Discover Carpathian Mountains by Train

Romania: Discover Carpathian Mountains by Train

Denise Chen

Romania is one of the less rated countries on the average traveler’s list. However the country offers spectacular sights that are definitely worth seeing. It is even better to see these views from the window of a train. The first Romanian railway was opened in 1854 in Banat for transporting coal. Today, the country has an extensive network connecting numerous cities. As far as mountain railways, Romania has done well, with the first being built in 1856 which is still used today. It can be sai...