What are your most memorable or favorite train rides?
August 14, 2014 12:23 PM Subscribe
Which train ride(s) have you particularly enjoyed? Of any distance and length, anywhere in the world.
posted by xtine to Travel & Transportation (62 answers total) 76 users marked this as a favorite
I just had the pleasure of riding the Alaska Railroad from Seward to Anchorage and it was one of the best train rides I've ever been on. Simply amazing and breathtaking views. I've had the chance to ride many rails around the world and I wanted to know what others have enjoyed and can suggest.
The only Amtrak I've been on is the Surfliner from LA to San Diego. I've done many trains in China, including overnight ones from Guangzhou to Shanghai, Qinghai to Llhasa, Shanghai Maglev, Shinkansen in Japan, RER in France, Eurostar from London to Paris, and typical metro trains in other metropolitan areas in America and elsewhere.
I love to travel so I would love to find epic train rides as reasons to visit other countries (I've read about some nice rail lines in South Africa and Australia, for example).