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Giving Trains Tourist Appeal

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

As I was talking to some people from Amtrak, the American railway company, a week or so ago, I was left thinking about the names of rail journeys. They still have the Coast Starlight which runs from Seattle to Los Angeles conjuring up a rather romantic moonlight journey and services like the Texas Eagle, Pacific Surfliner and The Silver Meteor. The 20th Century Ltd doesn’t run any more apart from in re-runs of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and the Orient Express ended just running from Strasbourg to Vienna till that ended last December. In Australia, the Indian-Pacific does exactly what it’s name suggests, linking two oceans and the Trans-Siberian also does just what it says..
What do we have?