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Unique, Unusual and Scenic Train Trips

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If you know me, then you already know that I’m a big fan of train travel and that especially applies to scenic train rides that not everyone knows about.

One easy trip is a twelve-mile ride on the Flam railway in Norway.

What makes this one cool is that you’re traveling down a steep incline in a short period of time.

And did you know that besides Switzerland, there are Alps in New Zealand’s South Island?

The Trans-Alpine train takes you through four different ecosystems as it travels from one coast to another in four-and-a-half hours.

The train even has an open-air viewing car to view the scenery.

And if you don’t want to travel that far, the Durango-to-Silverton narrow-gauge ride in Colorado is a one-day, 52-mile round trip journey with canyon and cliff views of the two million acre San Juan National Forest.

And real train buffs will know that it is called “narrow-gauge” because the track is narrower than a regular rail-line, which makes it better able to navigate the mountainous terrain

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