The history of rail transportation has been almost 500 years old.Â Many railroad tracks passing through beautiful scenery, so it became a popular form of passenger transportation.Â But with the invention of the airplane, these routes are beautiful and sometimes dangerous is usually turned into tourist attractions.
1. Konkan Rail Track, India
The Konkan Railway is a train track that runs along the Konkan coast of India.Â The trail originates from Thokur, near Mangalore in Karnataka to the train station Roha in Maharashtra through Goa, along the west coast of India and the Western Ghats.
On a train passing through Konkan track will be an enriching experience for domestic and foreign tourists.Â The tourists can enjoy the scenery – the Arabian Sea coast, waterfalls, mountains far away, are some examples of landscapes that will be seen by the tourists who cross the path of Konkan during a trip to Goa from Mumbai.
Foreign tourists will have a great experience when they boarded the Konkan railway lines, both from Goa to Mumbai or vice versa.Â In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery of India, they too can experience traveling by train India.
Indian Railways is an icon for Indian culture.Â People from different parts of India share the same train trip and so one experience for foreign tourists to get a glimpse of the culture and traditions of India are varied.
2. Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
Rocky Mountaineer offers more than 45 Canadian vacation packages and four unique rail service – three train trip through British Columbia and Alberta towards Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Calgary, and one train trip from Vancouver towards Whistler.
Famous luxury trains in the world, to travel in daylight through the wild beauty in western Canada and is the best way to enjoy the magnificent Canadian Rockies.Â In 2013, Rocky Mountaineer introduce a three-day train journey by a new route, past the coast that connects Seattle to the Canadian Rockies.
Rocky Mountaineer was awarded “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train” in 2005, 2006 and 2007 at the World Travel Awards, has been listed among the “25 Trains Top in the World” in 2005 by The Society of International Railway Travelers, and recognized by National Geographic Magazine as one of the “World’s Best Journeys” in 2007.
The Society of American Travel Writers, the largest organization in the world of professional travel journalists and photographers, dub trip with Rocky Mountaineer train as the best ride in the world in 2009.
3. Tracks Train Argo Gede Rail Track, Indonesia
There are two train services serving the Jakarta-Bandung: namely Parahyangan Express and executive class Argo Gede. The three hour trip to Bandung with Argo Gede is a comfortable ride.Â Decorate your current journey time through the extraordinary landscape of mountains and fertile valleys.
The trains run continuously on the track is elevated above the valley, with pleasant views of the tea plantations, rice fields, river flows and pastoral villages.
4. The Jungfrau Rail Track, Switzerland
A round trip by modern cogwheel train that takes you first to the Kleine Scheidegg, altitude 2061 meters (6760 feet), at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall.Â From here Jungfrau Railway ride to the station in Eigergletscher, famous for mountain restaurant and polar dog kennels.
The journey continues through the Eiger tunnel to the station in Eigerwand and Eismeer, with stops five minutes at each stop.Â Travelers can enjoy a spectacular view through large observation windows hewn from solid Alpine rock.
And then arrive at the Jungfraujoch (col), in the heart of the glacier in the roof of Europe!Â Superb views stretching as far as the peaks of the Vosges mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany.Â The Great Aletsch Glacier, is the longest ice flow in the Alps, tipped at peak Jungfraujoch Europe.
5. Rovos Rail Track, South Africa
Rovos Rail is a private railway company operating from Capital Park Station in Pretoria, South Africa.Society of International Railway Travelers routinely menggelarinya Pride of Africa, as the train is called, as one of the World’s Top 25 Trains, for accommodations, public rooms, service, food and scenery outside the train.
Rovos Rail run ‘hotel train’ its regular schedule on various routes throughout South Africa, from South Africa to Namibia and Tanzania.Â Train running on the track Rhodesia (NRZ) is under renovations with two lounges, two restaurant cars, private sleeping compartments, each with a private ensuite facilities.
The train has three types of classes in it, the smallest is Pullman, with an area of 7 square meters, the largest is the Royal Suite, with an area of 16 square meters.Â All kinds of classes have an ensuite shower, sink and toilet.Â Royal Suite also has a Victorian-style bath.
6. Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia
Kuranda Scenic Railway is the name for the railway line that runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia to the nearby town of Kuranda.Â This travel lanes snaking train ride Macalister Range and is no longer used for regular commuter service.
Passing through the suburb of Stratford, Freshwater (stopping at Freshwater Station) and Redlynch before reaching Kuranda.Â This path is used for multiple services and passenger transport, such as The Savannahlander.Â The railway line has a length of about 37 km (23 miles).Â It takes sekitartiga quarters of an hour to climb.
7. Outeniqua Choo Tjoe, South Africa
Outeniqua Choo Tjoe is the last steam train berpenumpang left who continue to operate in Africa, end its operations in June 2009. The railway track was completed in 1928, connects the city of George and Knysna in the Western Cape, South Africa.
During the 3 hour journey, the train also stops in cities such as Wilderness, Goukamma, and Sedgefield.Beautiful scenery along the route there are 67 kilometers (42 miles) on the rugged coastline of the Garden Route before it expires while crossing a bridge over the lagoon in Knysna.
8. Albula-Bernina Railway Line, Switzerland
Albula-Bernina Railway Line is operated by the Rhaetian Railway – a Swiss transport company, which has the largest network of all the private railway in Switzerland.Â Famous trains operating on the Albula / Bernina Railway are the Glacier Express and Bernina Express.
Bernina Express is a train connecting Chur (or Davos) in Switzerland with Poschiavo and Tirano in Italy by crossing the Swiss Alps.Â For most of its journey, the train also passes a World Heritage Site known as the Rhaetian Railway in the landscape Albula / Bernina.
9. Glacier Express crossing the Landwasser Viaduct
Glacier Express takes about 7 hours to travel from Zermatt to Davos or St Moritz.Â Glacier Express, which has been operating since 1930, referred to as the “Railway Express Slowest in the World” with an average speed of 36 km / h (22 mph).Â Travelling by train Glacier Express passes 291 bridges, 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at the highest point of 2,033 m (6,670 ft).
Albula line and the Bernina line on the Bernina Express jointly declared a World Heritage Site in 2008. The trip with the Bernina Express through the World Heritage Site is a train journey for four hours through 196 bridges, 55 tunnels and across the Bernina Pass in point highest in 2,253 meters (7,390 feet)
10. Conway Scenic Railroad Rail Track, United States
Conway Scenic Railroad is a heritage railway crossing in North Conway, New Hampshire.Â Railway crossing consists of two routes a historical train: the route from North Conway to Conway which was formerly part of the Conway Branch, Boston and Maine Railroad, and the route from North Conway through Crawford Notch to Fabyan that was once part of the Mountain Division of the Maine Central Railroad.
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