8 of the most breathtaking train rides from around the world

June 15, 2017 9:37 am Last Updated: June 15, 2017 9:37 am

If you think “morning commute” or “stuffed like sardines” when you hear “train,” think again.

Here are some of the most scenic—some breathtakingly so—or interesting train ride views from around the world.

1. Switzerland Glacier Express

(Duri Lim)
(Miroslav Volek)
The view from inside the train. (AleGranholm)

2.  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado

(Wikimedia Commons)
(Pixabay)

3. Rocky Mountaineer, Banff to Alberta

(Flickr)
(Sébastien Launay)
(Andrew Bowden)

4. Hiram Bingham Orient Express (through Peru)

(Carlos Melia)

5. Danube Express from Budapest to Istanbul

(Javi Lorbada)

6. The Train to the Clouds (Tren a las Nubes) along the Argentina-Chile border

(JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
(JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

7. The Harz Railway through Germany’s Harz mountains – the largest fleet of passenger steam locomotives

A traditional train of the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen, a narrow-gauge railroad crossing the Harz mountains, runs full steam as it makes its way from Wernigerode to the Brocken mountain. (ANDREAS TUXA/AFP/Getty Images)
A train of the Brocken Railway steams through the winter landscape with snow covered pine trees. (Stefan Rampfel/AFP/Getty Images)
A train of the Brocken Railway steams through the winter landscape with snow covered pine trees on Brocken Mountain in Harz. (Stefan Rampfel/AFP/Getty Images)

8. Talyllyn Railway in Mid-Wales, the world’s first preserved railway

(Andrew)

 

 

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