“It’s not the beginning or the destination that counts. It is the ride in between…This train is alive with things that should be seen and heard. It’s a living, breathing something — you just have to want to learn its rhythm.”
~ David Baldacci, ‘The Christmas Train’
Why this Rail Journey list?
Nothing beats the rhythm of a train journey, whether it’s a butter smooth bullet train or an old clunky train from years of old. Being able to sit back, not drive, take in the views, read a book, eat in a dining car, or chat with fellow passengers is the perfect day of travel for us. Trains keep us out of airports and off highways; they connect us to the locals, and they help us live a life in another land.