Tagged With "Train"

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Historic Georgetown Main Street

DrFumblefinger ·
Historic Georgetown Main Street
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Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado
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Pineapple Express Train, Dole Plantation

DrFumblefinger ·
Pineapple Express Train, Dole Plantation
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On the Sunset Limited

PHeymont ·
On the Sunset Limited
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Dining Car, Sunset Limited.

PHeymont ·
Dining Car, Sunset Limited.
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Clouds over Houston

PHeymont ·
Clouds over Houston
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Amtrak's Sunset Limited, Houston

PHeymont ·
Amtrak's Sunset Limited, Houston
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Re: San Diego Model Railroad Museum: Where Gumbo Was #39

Andre Pur ·
So nice, i love trains And i love to travel by train too, i don't know why but traveling by train makes me more relaxed!
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Re: The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

TravelandNature ·
IslandMan - A superb experience ! Thank you for sharing !
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Re: The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

PortMoresby ·
This looks like a fantastic trip and any reason to go by train is good one to me. Wondering if the place names (Adelaide, Alice, Katherine) recall days of too few settler women for the number of men?
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Re: The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for taking us on that journey! A wonderful piece!
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Re: The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

PHeymont ·
M. Poirot regrets that he had necessity of leaving the journey before the end. An important affair required the attention of his gray matter...
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Re: Jan. 31, 2016: Spuyten Duyvil Train Station

PHeymont ·
Not only a classic railroad picture, but one of those moments when you realize that although there are many 'commonplaces,' there's really no such thing as 'ordinary!'
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Re: Jan. 31, 2016: Spuyten Duyvil Train Station

Jonathan L ·
As you can see, I also spent the day experimenting with "monotone." I think that added a little extra to the photos.
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Re: France Train Service, SNCF, Expands Low Cost Trains and Buses

Travel Rob ·
It's great news for budget travelers. I took the Ouigo train from to Marseille in 2013 and loved it.
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

Travel Luver ·
Looks like a lot of fun!
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

PHeymont ·
I've been there in the past...it's great, but large-gauge models have never been my thing. But now that I know the display is built from garden scrap, I may have to take another look!
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

Jonathan L ·
The trains are fun, but the buildings are really the show.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 19, 2015: Aswan Station, Egypt

DrFumblefinger ·
It looks like you're with a group of backpackers? Sounds like you had a good time, IslandMan.
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Re: Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

Travel Rob ·
Thanks, you made us feel like we are on the journey with you!Can't wait for the rest of your Roadtrip!
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Re: Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with you, Rob! Thank you, PM, for letting us sit in the back seat of your road trip! Can't wait to see where we drive to next. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? (I was an annoying kid)
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Re: Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

PHeymont ·
And what a great teaser headline!
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Re: Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

TravelingCanuck ·
What an interesting place. Looking at the city on Google maps it certainly has that institutional utility look of a government facility. If not knowing it was the Mendocino State Hospital I would have thought it was an old military base. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Amtrak's Auto Train - Relax your way to Sunshine

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Jonathan L. Great Info! I've been wanting to take the Auto Train for years and I really needed a report on what to expect.
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Re: Amtrak's Auto Train - Relax your way to Sunshine

DrFumblefinger ·
Great report, Jonathan! I guess I live a sheltered life in the west, because I'd never even heard of this train route before. It intrigues me. Something to include on a snowbird journey to Florida someday.
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Re: Tough Trains

DrFumblefinger ·
You might find yourself the only pale-skinned person in one of the trains to remote towns in Sri Lanka or India. Trains between Colombo and Kandy will be well-touristed. But trains running into the hills much less so so far as Sri Lanka goes. While you would blend in with the locals, I would imagine the same is true of the UK. Train travel between smaller towns, especially in the north, would have few tourists.
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Re: Tough Trains

DrFumblefinger ·
In contrast to "Tough Trains", Fodors just put out a slide-show of some of the greatest train rides in the world. How many have you been on? Here's that link .
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Re: Tough Trains

PortMoresby ·
I've only been on one of those they list, but as we so often do, I disagree with some of their choices. For instance in India, some of the best rides are the mountain trains to Hill Stations, like the famous toy trains to Shimla and to Darjeeling, both of which I've ridden, the Shimla route twice. I'd also include Delhi to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, rather than to Mumbai. Ah well, in any case, so many trains, so little time.
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Re: Trains in Cuba

PHeymont ·
Great question...and possibly not an easy clear answer. Cuba's trains have generally been in poor shape in recent years as older equipment has run down and spares not available. However, according to Mark Smith (The Man in Seat 61), that's changing with the arrival of a fleet of new Chinese-built locomotives. On his site ( Seat61.com ) he has an extensive update of recent changes in schedules, routes and locations (that's important because Havana's main station is closed for a 3-year...
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Re: Trains in Cuba

Wilbur's Travels ·
Thanks for the info. I too love Mark's site. I will try my damnedest to do a train journey if I can so I can send you details. Wilbur.
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Re: "Doggie-Door" makes lockers easier to use

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a good and useful idea. Kudos to the Doggy Travel locker door.
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Re: "Doggie-Door" makes lockers easier to use

Travel Rob ·
Great idea!
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Re: Sept. 27, 2017: Balloon Man Running, Denver

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fun piece, Sam! I do love finding an interesting piece of street art.
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Re: All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

DrFumblefinger ·
Great trip through some remarkable scenery! Likely as much fun as it seems to be!
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Re: All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

PHeymont ·
One of my biggest regrets of my Colorado road trip of a few years ago was deciding we didn't have time for the Durango and Silverton...and you just reminded me why I regret it! Great story!
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Re: National Railway Museum, York, England.

Travel Luver ·
Some absolutely amazing trains! Luv it!
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A Couple of Tips on Booking the High Speed Bargain TGV Ouigo Trains in France

Travel Rob ·
Ouigo is an independently run subsidiary of the French national rail company SNCF . It started in April 2013 between Marne-la Vallee (the Disney station near Paris) and some points south east. A certain number of seats are 10 Euros and go up as...
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Luxury Train Travel in Japan Increases as Yen has weakened

Travel Rob ·
Tourists,an aging population, and business people give rise to Japan's luxury train travel. Read here, photo: hdwpapers.com
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The Worst Train in the World

PortMoresby ·
The earthquake should have been a clue.  But having rather enjoyed the ride, as I have since childhood in an earthquake-prone part of the world, it didn't occur to me that it might be a warning.  I should have listened.   I'm seriously...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

IslandMan ·
       On a recent visit to Marseilles in southern France, we took a day trip by train to Aix-en-Provence. It was a pleasant 50 or so minute ride in a clean, comfortable and modern carriage, and the passing scenery of Provence was...
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May 10 is National Train Day

PHeymont ·
National Train Day...a celebration of why rail travel matters...is Saturday, May 10 and includes hundreds of events all across the country, with displays and activities at Amtrak stations, rail museums and more. More details on this Amtrak-sponsored...
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San Diego Model Railroad Museum: Where Gumbo Was #39

PHeymont ·
Actually, this is a tale of Where Gumbo is Going, because in fact he hasn't yet made it to this largest of all U.S. model railroad museums. Of course, there are conflicting claims, but...     I'm going to Los Angeles for a while in July, and...
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The Ghan - an Australian rail journey of style and comfort

IslandMan ·
When we talk about luxury train travel, we conjure up images of the Orient Express and the British Pullman, Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot, Indian Rajas and world heads of state, royalty and opulence, con men and espionage, and journeys that take...
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Gallery: The Worst Train in the World Redux

PortMoresby ·
  On November 17, 2013 I posted a story here describing a train ride through the hills of rural central Burma.  It began...    “The earthquake should have been a clue.  But having rather enjoyed the ride, as I have since...
 
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