Train Journeys

Lap of luxury: The train winds its way along the St Lawrence seaway.

Canada

And for Cirque's next act ...

In Canada's beautiful Charlevoix region, Jill Dupleix takes a gastronomic train to the door of her hotel.

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Pullman carriage at Victoria Station

Britain

The gold standard

Rob McFarland leaps at the chance to experience the long-gone days of luxury train travel.

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Nanatsuboshi Japan train

Japan

Ryokan on rails

Japan's Seven Stars sleeper train takes luxury on wheels to new heights, writes Jamie Lafferty.

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Rocky Mountaineer

Canada

Maple leaf express

Setting her watch to mountain time and keeping an eye out for bears, Elspeth Callender boards Canada’s famed Rocky Mountaineer train.

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shd travel august 11 Kuranda Scenic Railway Photos by Jane E. Fraser

Australia

Tracks in the forest

Explore the stunning landscape around Kuranda, in far north Queensland, from the comfort of a train carriage.

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Italy

Italy

Grand espresso tour

Can you see the best of Italy in a single week? Ute Junker grabs a train ticket and her walking shoes and takes the challenge.

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Shinkansen bullet train, Japan. Photograph by Getty Images. SHD TRAVEL MARCH 3 BULLET TRAIN JAPAN. DO NOT ARCHIVE.

Japan

Speed freak

Stephen Lacey sets out to fulfil a lifelong dream on the bullet train to Mount Fuji.

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Le Massif train journey from Quebec City to Charlevoix, Canada. Photograph by Tim Richards. SHD TRAVEL FEBRUARY 17 ...

Canada

Cirque du wheels

Tim Richards takes a new train ride with a gourmet twist through the scenic hill country of Quebec.

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Children ride the rails.

India

The ends of the line

Bypassing big cities for places barely touched by tourism, Stephen McClarence traverses the country by train.

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Best platforms ... Sheffield Tap has made the Sheffield station a tasty destination.

UK

Ale by rail is the ticket

David Whitley discovers the station-pubs where boutique brews have beer lovers hoping for a train delay.

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