Amazing Tourist Trains around the world
It is about traveling contemplating the landscape. It is one of the fundamental reasons for choosing a holiday by train. Comfort, landscapes and relaxation are also other reasons to choose a panoramic train. The train allows you to discover places from a different point of view, often inaccessible by road or only accessible by long trekking trails. These are the ones we propose next
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad 2023
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad (OCSR) is a heritage railroad, a 501(c) non-profit organization, operating in Oregon, primarily between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach, with additional special trips to Wheeler, Nehalem River and into the Salmonberry River canyon. The railroad travels on tracks that pass along the edge of Tillamook Bay and the Oregon Coast, and through thick forest along the Nehalem River. The OCSR runs its collection of vintage rail equipment over 46 miles (74 km) of former Southern Pacific Transportation Company track under a lease from the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad (POTB)
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Steam Train
A ride on a magical steam tourist train. A ride on a steam train, through amazing mountain landscapes, has even more magic. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train is one of the relics of the United States railroad, a train that runs about 45.2 miles precisely between Durango and Silverton, in the state of Colorado. The entire route, and even the trains themselves, have been declared a Historic Monument of Civil Engineering in the United States. More Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Steam Train
Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park
Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park was one of Colorado’s first tourist attractions. Completed in 1884 this track was originally used to transport folks among mountain mining towns.
Glacier Express and Bernina Express – Switzerland
Switzerland has amazing train journeys. Almost two centuries ago, this country decided to communicate its mountainous diversity through the railways. Trains that climb thousands of meters of altitude through steep slopes and manage to reach where motor vehicles cannot. One of these routes is the one traced by the Glacier Express that joins the towns of Zermat, in the western Alps, and St. Moritz, in the eastern ones. The train crosses 91 tunnels and 291 bridges and the 6,100-feet-high Oberalp Pass, in a scenic journey of 7 hours and 30 minutes. Comfortable wagons, dining room and large windows to appreciate a spectacular landscape.
The Bernina Express is similar but leaves from St. Moritz and reaches the border with Italy at the Tirano station. Both circuits are open all year. Here you can read our complete tour on the Bernina Express in snowy landscape
The Harry Potter Train – Jacobite Steam Train
The Jacobite Steam Train is a steam locomotive train currently operating as a tourist train that covers the Fort William-Mallaig route. This route was inaugurated in 1901 and connects the mountainous area of Fort William with the Atlantic Ocean.
Flam railway in Norway
The Flåm Railway. It is one of the most impressive routes in Norway and in the world. The wonderful journey, which runs through a section of the longest and highest fjord in Europe, the Sognefjorden. The route starts at the Myrdal mountain station and ends at Flåm.
The route is 15 miles and takes an hour to complete. The most impressive thing is the unevenness of some of the sections and the length of the bridges, one of them six kilometers long. The train goes through the narrow and steep valley of Flåm surrounded by great peaks and imposing waterfalls in a slow and contemplative journey, which makes stops in the most magical and picturesque places such as the Kjosfossen waterfall.
The nostalgically decorated carriages have large windows to savor the surroundings. The train opened in May 1942. Available all year. Flåm Railway Official Site
Black Forest Railway in Offenburg
Black forest train. This railway line in Germany is one of the oldest in the world. The panorama train that connects the towns of Offenburg and Konstanz allows you to contemplate the landscapes of the Upper Rhine Valley to Lake Constance. Along the journey, which lasts an hour, the traveler can get off in such charming cities as Freiburg, visit the sources of the Danube and the Valley of Hell until reaching the Titisee or Schluchsee lakes surrounded by lush forests. Available all year. Train Black Forest info
Inlandsbanan Railway Sweden
The Inlandsbanan. The 820-mile journey is one of the best ways to discover Sweden’s territory. It starts from Kristinehamn in the south of Sweden and ends in Gällivare in the north, in Lapland. Along the route, the traveler can make as many stops as he wishes and resume the trip the next day. The railway makes tourist tours with daily departures from mid-June to the end of August.
The Old Patagonian Express – Argentina
La Trochita, officially known as Viejo Expreso Patagónico, is the colloquial name given to a railway line that joins the provinces of Río Negro and Chubut in Argentine Patagonia, where the word trocha is applied as gauge. Planned as part of a broader railway network that would unite much of southern Argentina, it administratively belongs to the General Roca Railway route of the Argentine railway network.
Over the years, the line has become a tourist attraction because of its narrow 30-inch decauville-type gauge and the steam locomotives that run its 270-mile length between the towns of Ingeniero Jacobacci and Esquel. In 1998 it was declared a National Historical Monument. It became internationally famous in 1978 thanks to the publication of Paul Theroux’s novel The Old Patagonian Express. It is one of the few working narrow gauge railways in the world.