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Canada’s greatest hidden rail trip

Canada’s greatest hidden rail trip

BBC Travel Weaving along a narrow ledge between razor-sharp mountains and a gigantic, glittering lake, the tiny, two-car Kaoham Shuttle is arguably Canada’s greatest hidden rail journey. And at just 10 Canadian dollars for a two-hour return trip, it’s also a bargain – especially if you’re a fan of both spectacular scenery and wildlife. Founded […]

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Rail Ale Trail

Rail Ale Trail

US Airways Magazine It’s 11.30 a.m. and I’m hunkered in the corner of the cozy Crab & Ale House pub in Truro, southwest England. A six-pack of red-nosed locals are gossiping at the bar, 1960s pop is percolating softly through hidden speakers and an armada of nautical memorabilia – including a broken mast – hangs […]

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From the Rockies to the Pacific: Canada’s wilderness railroad gem

From the Rockies to the Pacific: Canada’s wilderness railroad gem

Dallas Morning News After a day of spine-tingling wildlife spotting in Jasper National Park – including statue-still elk and a berry-snuffling black beer – it’s time to hit the road. But rather than jumping in a car for a long drive through the Rockies, I’m slowly lurching from Jasper’s gable-roofed train station onboard one of […]

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Railing ’round Ireland

Railing ’round Ireland

Dallas Morning News Running late for a train when you’re carrying a backpack the size of a VW Beetle is rarely the best way to start a trip. But when I burst – red-faced and wild-eyed – into Dublin’s Hueston Station, a loquacious guard stops me in my tracks, asks me where I’m heading, then […]

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8 busy days on the rails: a UK odyssey comes cheap

8 busy days on the rails: a UK odyssey comes cheap

Chicago Tribune * SHORT-LISTED FOR VISIT BRITAIN TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS, NEWSPAPER CATEGORY It’s nearly 8.45 a.m. at chilly, iron-framed King’s Cross Station and the final passengers are scrambling to board as I sit back on the train, sip my scalding hot latte and flick through a satisfyingly hefty Saturday newspaper. Almost imperceptibly, the carriages begin […]

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