Let's Ride Back To The 1950s With The Orient Express (PHOTOS)

10/10/2013 07:24 am ET

Before airplanes were in the mix, there was train travel. Before there were trains, as we know them today, there was the Orient Express – known for the setting of the famous 1934 mystery novel, Murder on the Train by Agatha Christie.

While we're certain a murder is unlikely, the historic train can still be experienced for the lavish and adventurous, if not for the bragging right to say you’ve been on the Orient Express.

For those of us without the time and luxury, however, we can still take a ride on this iconic train though stunning black and white photos, courtesy of LIFE:

orient express

orient express

orient express

orient express

orient express

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