From the train that does 430 km/h to the one that travels 5072 metres above sea level, these are the world's most incredible rail trips.
In the second half of the 20th century, train travel went off the rails. But here's why it has made a comeback.
Railway stations are evocative, personal, and so much more interesting than airports or bus stations. Steve Meacham lists some of the best.
It's been 20 years since the first fast train sped through the Channel Tunnel, changing travel between the UK and Europe forever.
Anthony Dennis takes a 10-day trip on one of the most charmingly decrepit railway systems in the world.
Lance Richardson takes a journey by road and rail chasing the midnight sun in Alaska.
It's official - trains are better than planes. At least according to kids.
A luxury rail journey delivers stunning scenery and a brutal history, writes Alison Stewart.
'Pleasant journey," says the carriage attendant when she sees I've locked myself out.
If you want to get to New York you just hop on a train to New York. Right? Wrong.
Alison Stewart finds luxuries and quirks on a train journey between Sydney and Adelaide.
This rail journey is short on time but long on pleasures, writes Sally Webb.