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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:16 AM   #21
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Yes, beautiful... Isn't it in Montenegro?
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 06:31 PM   #22
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Old August 25th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #23
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MISC | Scenic passenger railway lines in your country

I thought I would start a thread to share information or photos on particularly scenic railway lines from around the world. I do not know if this has been done before, please join in!

If there is also a scenic railway that does not see passenger trains it would still be good to see pictures.


I will start off with one that is not overly far from me which is the South Coast Line in New South Wales, Australia, which runs from Sydney to Wollongong and Kiama/Nowra.

Between Waterfall and Thirroul stations for much of the line it follows a band of small seaside towns next to the Pacific Ocean, also with the Illawarra Escarpment and plenty of bush nearby. Here is a shot of 6-car EMU passing between Stanwell Park and Coalcliff railway stations.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #24
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Fantastic shot, sir! I will have to look through some of mine and post them.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #25
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I will also look for pictures, but the following left a lasting impression on me:

1. The Metrorail line between Cape Town and Simonstown in South Africa with the Mountain on one side and the sea next to the tracks on the other
2. The line between Curitiba and Paranaqua in Brazil travelling through the rain forest and mountains
3. The line from Edinburgh to Perth in Scotland running over the Five railway bridge and passing St Andrews
4. The short line from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Livingstone in Zambia - passing over the railway bridge right next to the Victoria Falls
5. The Line from New York to Montreal passing through the country side next to all the lakes in Fall with the play of colours....

I will again look for the names of a line I recently travelled in Japan on a Hybrid Train (both diesel and batteries) through the mountains - it was excellent.

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Old August 28th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #26
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Sweden

According to a voting among railway empolyees about the most Scenic railway in Sweden, the Iron Ore Railway between Kiruna and the border to Norway won by a big margin.

Winter image:


This is the parallell road, but the railway is just to the left:


The continuation into Norway, called Ofot Railway, is even more spectacular:


This is Norways most famous railway, the Flĺm railway, a major tourist attraction:
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Old August 30th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #27
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WOW
Truly Amazing.
I would love to be there NOW!
Great pics BTW!
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Old August 30th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #28
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Great pics .
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:28 AM   #29
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Brilliant pics. keep them coming. Our rail system is so flat here in West Australia.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 11:45 PM   #30
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Hard to choose, in Slovakia it is probably Štrba-Tatry section, although area of High Tatras mountains has its own urban rail as well.

The best view on High Tatras could be from Štrba-Tatry /Poprad/ section:



For the enginnering achievement it might be section Banská Bystrica-Dolná Štubňa. On 41km long section there are 22 tunnels and 112 bridges.



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Old September 4th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #31
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In the French Alps:

The line "Grenoble-Veynes":







The line of the Tarentaise (near Albertville):



The line "Livron - Aspres" (near Die):



The line "Saint Gervais-Vallorcine" (near Chamonix):

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Old September 7th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #32
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Brescia - Iseo - Edolo Line, Lombardia, Italia

A not under power line from Brescia (Pianura padana, Po Valley) to Edolo (Alpi lombarde, Lombard Alps) through Franciacorta, lago d'Iseo (Iseo lake) e Valcamonica (Camonica Valley).

Now there are also new train in service.























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Old September 7th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #33
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Hohenzollernbrücke, Köln – Deutschland;
Hohenzollern bridge, Cologne – Germany:







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Norway

According to themselves, the most beautiful railway in Norway is Raumabanen (Rauma railway), Dombĺs-Ĺndalsnes, 114 km.



The last picture is over Trollveggen, a 1000 m vertical mountain wall, which the railway passes by.

Well, it is beautiful, but the Ofot railway and the Flĺm railway can compete about the most beautiful railway in Norway.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #35
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Didn't we had this before? Anyway.

Glacier Express (+Bernina Express): Zermatt, St.Moritz
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Old September 8th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #36
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This would have been my next step... Wonderful railway from Tirano (Lombardia, Italia) to Chur (Switzerland) through Sankt Moritz... Amazing landscapes especially while crossing the Bernina Glacier and the Bernina Pass... Worth a journey!

The Map



Bernina Glacier



Tirano (The train runs through the street as a streetcar!)

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Old September 8th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #37
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Train in Diakopto (near Patra).The line is metric gauge.
The pic,it's not mine!
Train is type MAN 4

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This summer we were going through beutiful valley in south-east Serbia on track between Nis and Dimitrovgrad (towards Sofia-Bulgaria) with Balkan Express.

Here are some pics we made from the train







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Old April 17th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #39
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Fintown Tourist Railway, Co. Donegal, Ireland








Narrow guage railway, runs parallel to Fintown lake for a distance of two miles. Originally part of the Donegal Railways network.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_...oint_Committee
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Belfast - Derry Railway, Northern Ireland

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The line runs from Belfast city Northwest to Coleraine where it follows the coastline West and South to Derry. It is scheduled for upgrade and re-laying between 2009-2011, which will significantly decrease travel time: http://www.irrs.ie/Journal%20168/168%20News%20NIR.htm

Michael Palin has named it his favourite rail journey in Europe.

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