On The Rails

Toot toot, all aboard! Get your tickets ready for collection and dig in to some tales of the world's most popular mode of transportation. (We bet you thought that title would go to cars...)

Miami, Florida, United States

Gold Coast Train Museum

This museum has Air Force One's earthbound predecessor, the Ferdinand Magellan, and fortunately it is on rails since it's had to move from Miami to Fort Lauderdale and back.

Como, Colorado, United States

Como Depot

Likely took its name from a large group Italian immigrants who named the Depot after Como, Italy.

Rye, Sussex, United Kingdom

Rye Signal Box

Tourism may be it's main industry these days, but once this town was a smuggler's haven.

Gaming, Austria

Ötscherland-Express

Ride along this historic express train to a monastery founded by the once powerful Habsburgs.

Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Would you believe the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland was built by a man named “Concrete Bob”?

Porto, Portugal

The Presidential Train

Transformed into a traveling culinary experience thanks to Gonçalo Castel-Branco’s ten-year-old daughter.

Singapore, Singapore

Redhill Station

Sitting "Pretty in Pink," this station and its surrounding area get their name from an intruiging local legend.

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar Railway Station

This architectural throwback also serves as a stark reminder of Senegal’s colonial past and inclusion in the federation of French West Africa.

Dalat, Vietnam

Dalat Train Station

Passengers ride in vintage-style train cars drawn by a steam engine and disembark at the old station, restored to its former glory with stained glass and the arched ceilings of yesteryear.

Thrumster, Scotland

Thrumster Station

A short-lived light-rail stop between Wick and Lybster in Scotland’s county of Caithness—known enigmatically as the “Land Beyond the Highlands” -- remains in good condition.

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.

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