Transport: Train: a luxury option

Railways are useful not only for convenient and fast commuting, but they can also provide an alternative to the more traditional luxury travel options - private jets and cruises. Today we introduce four exciting and imaginative trips. Visit an exotic Orient without the hassle of hotel hopping with luggage. Take the highland railway to the sacred places of Peru, where even helicopter flights are banned. Choose a journey through time on one of the Pullman trains for some British sightseeings. Experience the luxury of Oriental express in Canada. Enjoy you trip!

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Through the Mystical East

Through the Mystical East

Wayne M. Gore

The Eastern & Oriental Express made history as the first ever train to transport passengers directly from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. Malaysia and Thailand built and maintained separate railway networks and passengers have always had to change trains from Malaysian railways to Thai railways at Butterworth (Penang). It was therefore an historic occasion when in summer 1991 the contracts were signed between E&O and the two operators. These agreements allow a single luxury train to tra...
On the highest passenger rail route to Titicaca

On the highest passenger rail route to Titicaca

Dan Rang

PeruRail links most of the tourist highlights of the Andes in Peru. It is undoubtedly the most spectacular way to discover the ancient land of the Incas, taking you through scenery of outstanding beauty and to places almost inaccessible by any other means. A choice of main routes is offered - between either historic Cuzco or the Sacred Valley and the legendary Machu Picchu and between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca. Here we publish some interesting facts to highlight special features of such trips.....
Royal Trains from London

Royal Trains from London

Joe McClain

The British Pullman travels on a variety of day and weekend trips from London and other cities to various UK destinations. The British Pullman takes its name from George Mortimer Pullman, an American, who in 1864 built The Pioneer, the first railway carriage designed with true comfort for the passenger. The later creation of the Pullman Car Company in 1882 led to his domination of luxury train travel in Britain from that time onwards...
Canada’s «Orient Express»

Canada’s «Orient Express»

Michael Trout

The Royal Canadian Pacific draws from an elite fleet of dedicated Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) business and parlour rail cars, built between 1917 and 1930. These 80-foot-long, steel-constructed, Pullman-style "heavyweight" cars were built to carry the railway's elite, and on occasion, hosted the world's rich and famous. Among the luminaries that have graced the Royal Canadian Pacific's fleet are Bill Gates, Winston Churchill, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of ...