Transport/ Train Journeys of a Lifetime

In many countries trains are simply the everyday part of peoples’ lives. Some railways however offer unique experience sometimes bringing the travelers closer to the nature, sometimes reminding them of the time long past. Enjoy the ride by the Rocky Mountaineer, Norway’s Flåm Railway, or the Rovos Rail in South Africa.


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All Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer!

All Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer!

Larry Brain

For the fourth year in November 2009, Rocky Mountaineer (Rockymountaineer.com) was honoured with a World Travel Award in the category of “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train”. The winners in 919 different categories were determined by thousands of travel professionals from 183,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries. Rocky Mountaineer's formula for such repeated honours from savvy travel professionals (as well as similar readers...
The Flåm Railway – World Class Railway Journey through Norway

The Flåm Railway – World Class Railway Journey through Norway

Laura Maudlin

Every year close to 520.000 passengers travel on the Flåm Railway making it one of Norway’s major and most spectacular tourist attractions. The Flåm Railway is one of the world’s steepest railway lines on normal gauge. The gradient is 55/1000 on almost 80% of the line, i.e. a gradient of one in eighteen. The twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain are manifestation of the most daring and skilful engineering in Norwegian railway history. Hand-made Tunnels The Bergen Railway fr...
Incredible Maharashtra – Exploring with the Deccan Odyssey

Incredible Maharashtra – Exploring with the Deccan Odyssey

Bill Alen

If Europe is all hearts for the Orient Express and South Africa has the Blue Train, Maharashtra echoes majestically with the Deccan Odyssey, the latest addition to the legacy of India’s luxury trains. A week long seamless royal sojourn commencing in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and continuing onto Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg-Goa-Pune-Aurangabad-Nashik-Mumbai traverses about 2,200 km of diverse and visually delightful terrain showcasing some of the world-class tourist attractions of western India. This i...
Experience the South African Glamour in Rovos Rail

Experience the South African Glamour in Rovos Rail

Vanderlei J. Pollack

Since its establishment more than twenty years ago, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Unique train safaris through and over some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa combine magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of train and air travel. Step aboard the remodeled and refurbished wood paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine and superb South African wines in luxury and comfort. Choose from a series of ...
The Slowest Fast Train in the World

The Slowest Fast Train in the World

Laura Maudlin

Sit back and enjoy what is sure to be an unforgettable journey on the Glacier Express from St.Moritz/Davos right across the Swiss Alps to Zermatt. Large Format Swiss Panorama With 291 bridges and viaducts, 91 tunnels and seven valleys, this is an experience of the very first order! It takes the world’s slowest express train 7.5 hours to meander from the Piz Bernina and the Albula Line (now a UNESCO World Heritage site) through rugged mountain terrain and lush alpine valleys, past snowy peaks...