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Rail Insider

Vacations By Rail's Rail Insider series explores exciting train vacation and train tour options available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond.
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Amtrak’s Great Rail Journeys

The Rail Insider celebrates Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary with an episode dedicated to Amtrak’s Great Rail Journeys. The Rail Insider...
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Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer

The Rail Insider talks with Natalie McCall, Train Manager for the Rocky Mountaineer. Natalie discusses the award winning Rocky...
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Vacations By Rail's Information Depot offers the latest news, advice, and tips about rail travel across the world.
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2015 Vacations By Rail Brochure Now Available

Featuring new vacations and popular packages to exceptional destinations throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and beyond
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Traveling Green: Trains as Eco-friendly Transportation

For the modern traveler, it can be challenging to find ways to respect the environment while still having a leisurely and enjoyable vacation. Train travel makes it easy to stay green, using 30 percent less energy per passenger mile than cars and 20 percent less than planes .
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Nevada lawmaker pushes to reinstate Amtrak service to Las Vegas

Representative Dina Titus (D-Nevada) is planning to get transportation in the Southwest back on track. Amtrak dropped its Desert Wind service in 1997, but Rep. Titus believes that bringing the train back would aid the region’s growing residential and tourist populations.
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