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Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More - Travel Style - Scenic Daylight Trains

Vacations By Rail's Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More keeps you up to date with all the latest exciting train vacation and train tour options available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond.

Travel Back in Time by Steam Train

Steam trains offer a variety of scenic excursions throughout the world.

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Top 10 Fall Train Rides in the United States

Celebrate autumn with a rail escape through North America's strikingly beautiful fall foliage.

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Colorado’s Top Six Train Adventures

Explore the historic West's historic railways and Rocky Mountains with six of its best known train adventures.

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Switzerland’s Iconic Railways

Switzerland is known for many things but one of the most treasured parts of this magical country are its famous railways.

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25 Must Take Train Trips

Some of the best destinations all across the world also offer some of the most scenic train routes. The trips can be just a few hours long or can even last for days, but the experience lasts a lifetime.

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Canadian Rockies and a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

Rail Insider Episode VI is the fourth in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode, the Rail Insider talks to Matt about his recent trip to the Canadian Rockies and a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer. Listeners will hear about Matt’s experience in Rocky Mountaineer’s Red Leaf and Gold Leaf Services, his journey down the Icefields Parkway and his perspective on the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Chateau Lake Louise and the Banff Springs Hotel.

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Touring New England in Autumn

Rail Insider Episode V is the third in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode, the Rail Insider interviews tour guide Tyson Verse and discuss New England Fall Foliage Express Tour. Listeners will learn about touring New England in autumn, including tourist trains, accommodations and packing tips. The complete New England Fall Foliage Express itinerary can be viewed at http://www.vacationsbyrail.com/vacation-type/fall-foliage/new-englands-fall-foliage-express.

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How to Select Your Class of Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the world's great rail journeys. With each class of service offering a dome rail car experience and impeccable services, how do you select the service level that is right for you?

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Rocky Mountaineer : SilverLeaf Service

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of the custom-designed single-level dome coach in the new SilverLeaf Service.

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Rocky Mountaineer : GoldLeaf Service

Discover why travelers rave about Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. A custom-designed bi-level dome coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies as you enjoy gourmet meals prepared by talented onboard chefs.

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