15 Ιουλ 2016

Trains all over the world

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America
Alaska Railways Routes
Silver service on train is a brand applied by Amtrak to rail services on the United States East Coast between New York City and Miami, Florida. This expression is generally used for a high quality service.
The Denali Star runs from Anchorage to Fairbanks (approximately 12 hours one-way) and back with stops in Talkeetna and Denali National Park, from which various flight and bus tours are available. The Denali Star only operates between May 15 and September 15. Although the trip is only about 356 miles (573 km), it takes 12 hours to travel from Anchorage to Fairbanks as the tracks wind through mountains and valleys; the train's top speed is 59 miles per hour (95 km/h) but sometimes hovers closer to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).
The Aurora Winter Train is available in winter months (September 15 - May 15) on a reduced weekend-only schedule (Northbound, Saturday mornings; Southbound, Sunday mornings) between Anchorage and Fairbanks on the same route as the Denali Star.
The Coastal Classic winds its way south from Anchorage along Turnagain Arm before turning south to the Kenai Peninsula, eventually reaching Seward. This 114-mile (183 km) trip takes around four and a half hours due to some slow trackage as the line winds its way over mountains.
The Glacier Discovery provides a short (2 hour) trip south from Anchorage to Whittier for a brief stop before reversing direction for a stop at Grandview before returning to Anchorage in the evening.
The Hurricane Turn provides rail service to people living between Talkeetna and the Hurricane area. This area has no roads, and the railroad provides the lifeline for residents who depend on the service to obtain food and supplies. One of the last flag-stop railway routes in the United States, passengers can board the Hurricane Turn anywhere along the route by waving a large white flag or cloth.
A spur providing service to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is used during the summer season for cruise ship service only. It was activated temporarily during the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) 2006 convention to provide airport-to-hotel mass transit for delegates.
Trains and landscape Rail transportation in the United States consists primarily of freight shipments, while passenger service, once a large and vital part of the nation's passenger transportation network, plays a limited role as compared to transportation patterns in many other countries.

Across the USA An american young guy decided to travel across the country with 30$ in the pocket and described his experience on the wall.

Amtrak routes
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States. Founded in 1971 through the government-sponsored consolidation of most of the remaining U.S. passenger rail companies, it is partially government-funded yet operated and managed as a for-profit corporation. 

Africa
Rovos Rail in Africa  is a private railway company operating out of Capital Park Station in Pretoria, South Africa. Rovos Rail runs its train-hotel to a regular schedule on various routes throughout Southern Africa, from South Africa to Namibia and Tanzania. The trains consist of restored Rhodesia Railways (NRZ) coaches with two lounges, two restaurant cars, private sleeping compartments, each with private ensuite facilities. The train has three types of accommodation on board, the smallest being a Pullman, at 76 square feet; the largest being the Royal Suite, which is half a train car, and 172 square feet. All types of cabins have ensuite shower, sink and toilet. The Royal also has a Victorian-style bathtub.


Asia
Transibirian Express  The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East. With a length of 9,289 km it is the longest railway line in the world. There are connecting branch lines into Mongolia, China and North Korea. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916, and is still being expanded. It was built from 1891 to 1916 under the supervision of Russian government ministers who were personally appointed by Tsar Alexander III and by his son, Tsar Nicholas II. Even before it had been completed, it attracted travellers who wrote of their adventures.

Trains in Japan Rail transport in Japan is a major means of passenger transport, especially for mass and high-speed travel between major cities and for commuter transport in metropolitan areas. It is used relatively little for freight transport, accounting for just 0.84% of goods movement. The privatised network is highly efficient, requiring few subsidies and running extremely punctually.

Siberia, alternative and cheaper trekking places and tours to Kodar mountains (2962m), Climbing tour to the highest peak of Eastern Siberia - Munku-SardikSayan ring, Sakukan peak, tundra, chara desert and Kamchatka.

You can reach to the world's deepest lake by train. Lake Baikal and dance the ice.

Europe
Photogallery in Greece, Part 1              
Βελεστίνο, Θεσ/νίκη, Προμαχώνας, Πολίτιστος, Πέπλς, Μεσονήσι, Ειδομένη, Γέφυρα, Αλεξ/πολη, Ισθμός, Ελευσίνα, Έδεσσα, Διακοφτό, Γαλλικός ποταμός, Αμύνταιο, Αίγιο, Άγιος Παντελεήμων, Ξάνθη

Βουραικός, Πύθιο, ιστορικές γέφυρες, Σκύδρα, Τέμπη, Στρυμώνας ποταμός, FIAT, Πύθιο κάστρο, Πλαταμώνας, Πήλιο Μουτζούρης, Καλό Νερό (2), Αχλαδόκαμπος
 
Διάσχυση της Ελβετίας με τους κρατικούς σιδηροδρόμους SBB και με τους ιδιωτικούς

Γέφυρες στη Βέρνη, Schaffhausen (Ρήνος), Wassen.
Σινιάλα και Τηλεδιοίκηση.
Τούνελ.

Photogallery in Switzerland, Part4
Meiringen, Basel, Bern, Brienzersee, Alpnachstad, Hasliberg, Chur, Goeschenen, Hergiswil, Polybahn, Sargans, Schaffhausen, Berner Oberland, Interlaken, Wassen, Zurich 

By train around the Europe. The top 10 exciting train routes

Spain by train Rail transport in Spain operates on four rail gauges and services are operated by a variety of private and public operators. The total route length in 2012 was 16026 km (10,182 km electrified). Most railways are operated by Renfe Operadora; metre and narrow-gauge lines are operated by FEVE and other carriers in individual autonomous communities. It is proposed and planned to build or convert more lines to standard gauge, including some dual gauging of broad-gauge lines, especially where these lines link to France, including platforms to be heightened.