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The World's Greatest Train Journeys (VIDEO)

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Train travel is a more genteel option in the age of baggage fees and budget airlines. Life on the rails somehow seems unchanged since those pre-WWI boom years when steel was laid across nearly every continent.

Because they are not practical for the sorts of weekend getaways and business trips modern travelers are accustomed to, trains are having a sort of renaissance as luxury vessels, becoming intimate, earth-bound alternatives to cruise ships. Taking the train also means avoiding airports, which is a more and more appealing perk.

To celebrate what we hope will be the second age of rail, we’ve compiled a list of the world’s great train trips.

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