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Rail travel is absolutely one of the most exciting means of getting somewhere.  GoNOMAD writers travel the rails of five continents, finding the most obscure and unsual rail journeys, along with updates on some of the most popular. 

From New Zealand's scenic trains, to the funny little steam engine that can take you into the countryside of Cuba, we take you on steel rails the world over. 

If you lowe train travel, you've come to the right place.  Whistle....destination announcement....Your train is here!

 

Exploring the World by Train

Exploring the World by Train
Train: An Excerpt from acclaimed author Tom Zoellner's book Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World - From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

Hopping Freight Trains: The story of Rapid T

Hopping Freight Trains: The story of Rapid T
Hobos | an interview with Rapid T, a hobo who rides the rails in the eastern US - freight train travel

Trans-Mongolian Railway: The World's Longest Ride

Trans-Mongolian Railway: The World's Longest Ride
Riding the Trans-Mongolian railway and Trans-Manchurian railways, the world's longest.

Love on the Lake Shore Limited

Love on the Lake Shore Limited
Lust on the Lake Shore Limited. A passenger can't help but eavesdrop on two romantic strangers on a train.

Riding Through the Movies

Riding Through the Movies
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic railroad takes rail fans on scenic journeys through Colorado and New Mexico.

Trains Run Up Main Street

Trains Run Up Main Street
Towns with Trains running on Main St. Herb Hiller visits Southern Pines NC, Yemassee SC and Ashland VA.

Nairobi-Mombasa on a Scary Train

Nairobi-Mombasa on a Scary Train
Railroad travel: Luke Armstrong reflects on a dangerous journey between Nairobi and Mombasa by train.

Seeing Switzerland via the Swiss Pass

Seeing Switzerland via the Swiss Pass
Switzerland by Swiss Pass. Shelley Seale reports on many ways to cross Switzerland by rail.

Around India in 80 Trains: A Strong Woman's Expedition

Around India in 80 Trains: A Strong Woman's Expedition
  Around India in 80 Trains: A Strong Woman’s Expedition By Elle Rahilly In Around India in 80 Trains author Monisha Rajesh describes her railway travels through India, a countr ...

Trinidad de Cuba: Riding Cuban Rails

Trinidad de Cuba: Riding Cuban Rails
Trinidad de Cuba | Riding a steam train to a sugar estate in this colonial city of Cuba.

Group Travel Around India by Rail

Group Travel Around India by Rail
India rail trip: The Great Circular Indian Railway Adventure assembled 17 travelers who took a trip around India together by train.

Train Travel Across the USA

Train Travel Across the USA
Train travel across the USA: Tips on train travel and where trains go in the US.

South Korean bullet train

South Korean bullet train
South Korean bullet train.

Ghan Railway: Paying Tribute to Anzac in Australia

Ghan Railway: Paying Tribute to Anzac in Australia
Riding the Ghan railway in Australia.

Norway in a Nutshell: Across the Fjords by Bus, Train and Ferry

Norway in a Nutshell: Across the Fjords by Bus, Train and Ferry
Bergen to Oslo by bus, train, ferry, scenic railway and then train. A long journey through a spectacularly beautiful country

GoNOMAD's Railroad Page

GoNOMAD's Railroad Page
A page with links to GoNOMAD stories about train travel.

Touring Canada by Train: It's The Way to Go

Touring Canada by Train: It's The Way to Go
Canada by rail:Stephen Hartshorne takes a train trip across Canada with eventful stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

South Korea: Flying the Bullet Train from Seoul to Busan

South Korea: Flying the Bullet Train from Seoul to Busan
Seoul Busan Train: David Rich rides the Korean bullet train from Seoul to Busan and finds it is quieter, smoother and faster than any train he has every ridden - trains in south korea. how to go busa ...

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Enjoying the Scenic Railways of New Zealand

Enjoying the Scenic Railways of New Zealand
Norman A. Rubin writes about New Zealand's many scenic railroads, including the Ferrymead Railway, Tranz Alpine and other scenic lines.

The Kalka Shimla Railway, Himachal Pradesh, India: All Aboard the Choo Choo Train

The Kalka Shimla Railway, Himachal Pradesh, India: All Aboard the Choo Choo Train
Mridula Dwivedi visits the Barog Station on the Kalka Shimla Railway in Himachal Pradesh, India, with her nephews Dilip and Sunil. She enjoys the scenery and the wildlife, and has a narrow escape in a ...

Zambia to Zanzibar: Train Ride to Paradise

Zambia to Zanzibar: Train Ride to Paradise
The Tazara Railway from Zambia to Dar es Salaam and then a ferry to Zanzibar where Jemima Price finds beautiful idyllic beaches and friendly locals.
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Zambia to Zanzibar - Page Two

Zambia to Zanzibar - Page Two
Africa rail travel: Jemima Price takes the Tazara Railway from Zambia to Dar es Salaam and then a ferry to Zanzibar where she finds beautiful idyllic beaches and friendly locals.

Adventurous New Ways to Travel by Rail

Adventurous New Ways to Travel by Rail
Traveling by rail is becoming more popular then ever thanks to touring companies like Adventure Center.

Fear of Flying: Across the US on Amtrak's Southwest Chief

Fear of Flying: Across the US on Amtrak's Southwest Chief
A trip across the United States by Amtrak, rail travel US.

MARIE'S WORLD TOUR: First Pass: Across the USA by Rail and the Pacific by Freighter

MARIE'S  WORLD TOUR: First Pass: Across the USA by Rail and the Pacific by Freighter
Comic book artist Marie Javins sets out on her tour around the world using only surface transportation. She crosses the US by rail and the Pacific on a freighter.
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