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    Rail Service in Asia – Overview

    Here is a quick overview of the widely divergent kinds of rail service in the huge expanse of Asia. We have already posted details in a few areas, with more to come. Visitor [...]
  • #1271 climbing the Opapa incline

    New Zealand Rail Passes

    New Zealand’s KiwiRail passenger system targets visitors with three trains operated mainly for their scenic values rather than as routine transportation. All three [...]
  • Shanghai Maglev Train connecting the Pudong Airport with the city by Andreas Krebs via Wikimedia Commons

    Riding the Rails in China

    China operates more miles of dedicated high-speed rail lines than the rest of the world, combined. And while California dithers about its 500-mile project, hoping to complete [...]
  • Izu Navi, Kanazawa Station

    Rail Passes in Japan

    After Europe, Japan is probably the place you’re most likely to find a railpass useful. The rail service is excellent, and railpasses are generally a good deal. [...]
  • MTR Metro-Cammell Trains, photo taken at Kwun Tong Line Kowloon Bay Station near-by -- by Baycrest via Wikimedia Commons

    New Metro Openings

    DART, in Dallas, opened a three-mile extension south from Ledbetter to University of North Texas station. Hong Kong opened an extension of the Kwun Tong Line from Yau Ma Tei [...]
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Flying Scotsman Runs Again

by editor in DESTINATIONS

Britain’s historic Flying Scotsman–the locomotive and the train–will return to a large-scale program of excursions starting in March 2016. Most trips will [...]


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