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Ten Famous Trains

The Orient Express, 20th Century Limited, and more...

by Mike Rozett
The 20th Century

The Americas

Peruvian Central Railway

Peru's zigzagging train is the highest in the world

The 20th Century Limited

America's famous luxury train from New York to Chicago...

Super Chief

...and from Chicago to LA, the trains carrying Hollywood hopefuls

The French TGV

Europe and Africa

Trans-Siberian Express

At 5,778 miles, the longest regular train trip in the world

Flying Scotsman

The famous UK train featuring a hair salon and a cinema

Blue Train

From Cape Town to Pretoria, South Africa's luxurious trains


France's record-breaking electric train

Japan's Bullet Train

Asia and Australia

Orient Express

From Paris to Istanbul and six countries in between

Bullet Train

Japan's streamlined train speeds more than 100 miles per hour

Indian Pacific

From Sydney to Perth, the world's longest stretch of straight track

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