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  • This viaduct carries the Perth to Aberdeen railway line across the South Esk River at Montrose, Angus. First ScotRail's 170454 is crossing with a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by Geof Sheppard from Wikimedia Commons

    UK Rail Report

    I just returned from a trip that included a week in the UK, focused on train excursions. I based in Inverness, with out-and-back excursions to Kyle of Lochalsh and Thurso, [...]
  • Kurobe Gorge Railway by Hiroyuki Mori from Nishinomiya, Japan via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in Japan

    Most visitors traveling around Japan plan on using the country’s extensive railway system. Japan built the world’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, between [...]
  • Two RhB ABe 4/4III multiple units with a Bernina Express train on the Bernina line, passing Lago Bianco by Kabelleger / David Gubler via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in Switzerland

    Switzerland enjoys one of the densest rail systems in the world: It’s hard to find a place so remote that trains don’t go there, although there are a few. [...]
  • France's high-speed TGV train service is to be renamed "inOui" - photo by SNCF

    French Rail Report

    France was the first European country to adopt the principle of high-speed passenger trains on dedicated right-of-way lines. The first TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) line, [...]
  • Rabat, Morocco Ville railway station

    Trains in Africa

    Africa, like South America, is something of a wasteland for modern rail. Rail systems are sophisticated and modern enough for routine point-to-point internal travel by [...]
  • 'The Overland' train headed for Adelaide

    Rail Passes in Australia

    Australian passenger trains are operated mainly by separate state railway systems, with intercity passenger services provided by the separate lines based in Queensland, New [...]
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Detroit Streetcar Runs — Finally

by editor in DESTINATIONS

The new Detroit Q Line (QLINE) streetcar is now running from Campus Martius to New Center (Amtrak station) along Woodward Avenue. The one-way fare is $1.50; seniors with a [...]

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  • France's high-speed TGV train service is to be renamed "inOui" - photo by SNCF

    French Rail Report

    January 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

    France was the first European country to adopt the principle of high-speed passenger trains on dedicated right-of-way lines. The first TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) line, [...]
  • Eurail Global Pass Participating Countries by Ratherous from Wikimedia Commons