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Old January 19th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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MISC | Scenic Passenger Rail Trips

While I was travelling throught Europe a couple of years ago I caught the train from Lucerne to Milan and thought it to be one of the most scenic trips I have ever taken by rail. It takes approximately 4 hours to complete the trip but it is every bit worthwhile. Here is a few photos of the scenery taken from inside the train. I apologise for the quality but I have a pretty basic camera and in no way claim to be a photographer. Feel free to post other rail trips you think might be scenic.










Lake Como





Milan Railway Station


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Old January 20th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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Other images of the Gotthard railway (january 2008):

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Old January 21st, 2008, 03:54 AM   #3
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Nice pics Coccodrillo, we don't often see that in Australia, especially not in Queensland.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 10:51 AM   #4
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nice pics, I love snow

that is like a heaven for me
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Old January 30th, 2008, 03:57 AM   #5
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That's a lot of snow. Not cheap, using a snowblower.

Thanks for the link.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #6
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Rovos Rail, South Africa



















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Old February 5th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #7
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Nice pic's Caisson Boy! Where does this train run from and to where, looks spectacular. Was those falls the Victorian falls in Zimbabwe?
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Old February 5th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #8
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Got it in one, Brisbanite.

Rovos runs the following services:

Cape Town - Pretoria,
Pretoria - Durban,
Pretoria - Victoria Falls,
Cape Town - George,
Pretoria - Swaziland - Sun City,
Pretoria - Durban - Port Elizabeth -Cape Town,
Cape Town - Pretoria - Vic Falls - Dar-Es-Salaam, and
Pretoria - Kimberley - Windhoek.

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Old February 5th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #9
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More Rovos, South Africa







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Southern African Scenic Rail Trips

Apart from Rovos Rail, South Africa also has the Blue Train, as well as the Shongololo Express, which covers a great deal of Southern Africa, including Namibia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #11
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The Via rail trip across the Canadian Rockies is quite nice.

















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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #12
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Looks as if Karen Blixen could be on that train. Such a beautiful landscape!
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Wasn't Karen Blixen the girl on Eurovision with the ugly dress?
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no! Karen Blixen is the main character of "Out of Africa" :P I know the story does not take place in South Africa, but looks as nice as the landscapes shown in the film, and there's that steam powered train... hehe
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I was thinking of Barbara Dex! It's the "x" that threw me!!!
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Switzerland has several scenic rail trips, the most famous one is the Glacier Express. It runs between St.Moritz and Zermatt:


St.Moritz:


Landwasserviadukt


Ruinaulta / Rheinschlucht:



Oberalppass:


Zermatt:


If you want you can even extend the trip and go from St. Moritz to Tirano with the Bernina Express
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Old February 7th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #17
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There are a few railways in Norway that probably qualify as scenic.

Raumabanen:
(loads of pics here)










Flåmsbana:


The rest have to wait for later (sometime....)
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Old February 8th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #18
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Fantastic pic's guys. The Glacier Express is definately on my itinery for my next trip to Switzerland.
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There are a few railways in Norway that probably qualify as scenic.

Raumabanen:
(loads of pics here)
Hey, I think that's the same train we have running here in Ottawa.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:43 AM   #20
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One of the greatest scenes is shown in Casino Royale. Where James is talking to Vespa on the train when they first meet. I am not sure where they are but damn it is nice.
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