On The Rails

Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

Fuji Electric Railway

This Railway shares a surprising partnership with a railway across the world -- in Switzerland.

Turin, Italy

Historic Line 7

This "moving museum" offers tours of the ancient city of Turin by historic tram car.

Berlin, Germany

Alexanderplatz Station

The meeting point for the crucial peaceful demonstration for political reforms against the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) that eventually led to tearing down the Berlin Wall.

Chamonix, France

Montenvers Railway

When peering through a Montenvers railcar’s window the Mer de Glace below is like a flood frozen in time, this Sea of Ice is France's largest glacier.

Kecskemét, Hungary

Kecskemét Railway Station

Located equidistant from two larger cities, Budapest (in the northwest) and Szeged (in the southeast), allowing for an easy commute in either direction.

Washington DC, United States

Union Station

The 96-foot high Main Hall coffered ceiling is an example of an interior indebted to Burnham’s signature neoclassical design as its gold leaf trim reflects the natural light entering from the large Diocletian windows.

Genoa, Italy

Genova–Casella Railway

Climbing from sea to summit and back, the Genova-Casella Railway connects the port city of Genoa with the mountain village of Casella.

Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Yōrō Railway

Opened in 1913, the Yōrō Railway travels through Japan's landlocked Gifu Prefecture.

North Platte, Nebraska, United States

Bailey Yard

Bailey Yard is the largest railroad classification yard in the world.

Powys, Wales

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Now a heritage rail, the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway was created to connect the remote Welsh countryside with the market city of Welshpool.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Suburban Station

Opened in 1930, Suburban Station is an underground station built to replace the above ground Broad Street Station.

Sare, France

Petit train de la Rhune

To Basque peoples, la Rhune is the “good pasture” upon which their cultural artifacts are preserved, and out the window of the petit train, you can awe at them all.

Budapest, Hungary

Keleti Railway Station

Keleti Railway Station is the busiest transportation hub in Hungary serving 410 trains every day.

Pinhão, Portugal

Douro Line

The Douro Line runs through the Douro River Valley, a region renowned for producing Port wine for over 2,000 years.

Ella, Sri Lanka

Kital Ella Railway Station

The Kital Ella Railway Station offers daily transportation and sits at 1,091 meters above sea level. It is the final before riders ascend to Ella Rock where historic landmarks and enticing environments are found.

Prague, Czech Republic

Petřiny Station

Built to extend Line A, the Petřiny Station is the largest underground tunnel on the Prague Metro.

Cusco, Peru

PeruRail Titicaca Train

The Titicaca Train is an elegant means of travel between the ancient Incan capital of Cusco to the city of Puno - located on the shores of Lake Titicaca - via a luxurious 1920s-style train car.

Graubunden, Switzerland

Rhaetian Railway

Established in 1888, the Rhaetian Railway is the largest private railway network in Switzerland and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

East Midlands Trains

Established in 2007, East Midlands Trains (EMT) provided train services to the East Midlands area of England for twelve years and are now known as East Midlands Railway.

Kanchanaburi City, Thailand

Kanchanaburi Station

This Thailand railway station is within walking distance to the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai.

Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA

Chapel Car “Grace”

Fully furnished with pews and an altar, this train car served as a traveling chapel throughout the American West.

Paris, France

Gentilly Station

One of 257 stations on the Réseau Express Régional rail, the Gentilly Station is located in one of three small departments that surround Paris, known as Petite Couronne.

Newark, New Jersey, USA

AirTrain

While this monorail has only been in operation for 24 years, it serves America's oldest airfield, the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

This scenic railway in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania is referred to by locals as their own personal Polar Express.

Harlem, New York, USA

Metro-North

This relied-upon commuter rail transports passengers between New York City and the northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut.

The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

This miniature park features buildings and structures built at a scale of 1:25 to create a realistic view of the Netherlands.

Frankfurt, Germany

Westend Underground Station

This subway station in Frankfurt, Germany functioned as a replacement for horse-drawn trams that once ran on the streets above it.

Dublin, Ireland

Iarnrod Eireann

Consisting of 547 train carriages, this railway serves 48 million people each year.

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, UK

Saltburn Cliff Tramway

This small lift operates with two 12-person cars that run on parallel railway tracks, and operate using an unusual system of water and pumps.

Taipei, Taiwan

Banqiao Station

Clean and orderly interiors dominate the high-speed rail system that united Taiwan in the early 21st century.

Wengen, Switzerland

Wengernalp Railway

Connecting villages along the Bernese Alps, the Wengernalp Railway is the longest cog railway in the world.

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