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Most Famous Steam Train – Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway, and earned its name from the London to Edinburgh rail service of the day. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, with the British Empire Exhibition of 1924 making it world famous. It is 70 feet long, and weighs 96 tonnes. It was the first train to officially hit 100mph in service, in 1934. HOWEVER, the City of Truro steam...

The Railway Museum in Savigliano

The Museum offers a fantastic experience to visitors of all ages: a fascinating journey through time among the locomotive and trains that united Italy from 1839 to modern times, spanning the 170-year history of the Italian railways. Opening hours: Thursday at 14.30 to 17.30 Saturday at 10.12 hours and 14.30 to 17.30 Sunday, 12.10 and 14.30 to 17.30 hours credit: raffaelesergi1977

NYC Transit Museum and Grand Central

The New York Transit Museum operates a gallery annex in Grand Central Terminal that presents changing exhibitions. It is a special museum that is below the ground. On the platform level, there are lots of old subways to explore. The museum’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p..m. credit: PLeia2

National Railway Museum in York

The National Railway Museum is a museum in York forming part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. It is said to be the largest railway museum in the world and is home to several famous locomotives. Collection includes over 1,000,000 objects from over 300 years of railway history. Opening times: 10am –...

South American Santiago Railway Museum in Chile

Railway museum with numerous steam locomotives from the Colonial period. credit: Dwilliams851

AGV Italo – The Most Modern Train in Europe

AGV Italo is the first train in the AGV Series which entered into service in April 2012. It has a maximum operational speed of 360kmph. The train broke a record speed of 574.8kmph in April 2007. AGV Italo was built by Alstom. The AGV is offered in trainset configurations of 7, 8, 10, 11 and 14 cars. AGV 575 is currently the fastest operating train in Europe and third fastest train in the world. It...

The East Side Access Project Tunnels

East Side Access is a public-works project being undertaken by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. Deep underground, rail tunnels are extending from Sunnyside, Queens, to a new Long Island Rail Road terminal being excavated beneath Grand Central Terminal. Construction began in 2007, with an estimated cost of $6.3 billion and completion date of 2013. Since then, the cost estimate...

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

The Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe is located 3,454 metres above sea level. The visitors gain access to a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Delightful views and stunning stops inside the glacier gallery await you on the 2.5 hour train journey from Interlaken Ost to Europe’s highest railway station. So make sure you plan a trip to Interlaken and discover the Jungfraujoch...

Quality Japanese Model Trains

There are just a few Japanese model train manufacuterers. All models are fully working. Kato, Tomix, Micro Ace and Green Max are considered as main-stream mass manufacturers. Model trains are not quite as popular a hobby as they used to be, but for Japanese, model trains are a huge pleasure. credit: foolish adler

Toyama Light Rail Girl Paintings

Toyama Light Rail put a “Railroad Girls Wrapped Train” into service in July 27. The 15 railroad girls are holding the same rope in their hands, which refers to both “densha gokko” and “every railroad girl in the country is linked together” at the same time. The wrapped train will be running until Sept. 30, the same duration as the stamp rally. credit: TTTNIS

Maharajas Express – One of the Most Luxurious Trains in World

The Maharajas Express is the finest Indian luxury train operated by IRCTC India from Bombay to Delhi that offers luxury tourism. Maharajas Express is considered to be the India’s answer to the Orient Express of the West. It could carry a total of 84 passengers in elegantly appointed cabins which include a lavish presidential suite spanning over an entire carriage. There are 2 restaurants, a lounge...

Mystical Landscapes on Board of Eastern & Oriental Express

The Eastern & Oriental Express is a truly unique way to explore South-East Asia. It offers accommodation for 132 passengers in fully air-conditioned facilities similar to a luxury 5 star hotel. Luxury train operating in Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand. The train travels through dense rainforests and towering mountains past golden temples; rubber plantations and fields of frangiapani, tapioca,...

The Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway in China ( 350 km/h )

Passenger rail line reduced the 1069 km journey between the largest cities in central and southern China Wuhan – Guangzhou to 3 hours, shortens the original route more than seven and a half hours by using CRH2 train. The CRH2 is one of the high speed trains in China. Trains reach top speeds of 350 km/h and average 310 km/h for the whole journey. The train is capable of a speed of 394.2 kilometers...