Great train routes I’ve taken–have you?

I’m reading the 2006 book ‘Strangers in my Sleeper’ by fellow kiwi and travel writer, Peter Riordan, and it’s made me think of some of the many rail journeys I have taken, some return or multiple trips and, many in sleepers with strangers!

Off the top of my head they include:

Egypt:

  • Cairo to Aswan

Zimbabwe:

  • Harare to Victoria Falls

New Zealand:

  • Christchurch to Arthurs Pass
  • Christchurch to Picton
  • Christchurch to Invercargill
  • Wellington to Auckland (and return)

USA:

  • Miami to New York
  • LA to San Diego
  • Anchorage to Fairbanks

Thailand:

  • Bangkok to Suratani
  • Bangkok to Changmai
  • Suratani to Georgetown (Malaysia)
  • Kota Bharu to Kuala Lumpur

Europe:

  • London to Paris
  • Miami to Parma
  • Budapest to Prague

India:

  • Delhi to Haridwar
  • Haridwar to Agra
  • Jaipur to Mumbai
  • Kerala to Indore
  • Mumbai to Kerala (Ernakulum)

What are your favourite rail journeys? And, have you done any on my list – what did you think of them?

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  1. […] So, to see rolling hills, plains, rivers, native bush, pine plantations, mountains and viaducts along with sheep, cattle, deer, birds, beehives, grapevines, ducks and llamas .. all unseen from the road, I recommend you take a journey on the Northern Explorer. As you can tell, I loved it and would do it again – but first I must travel across the Southern Alp’s by train to add to my list of great journeys I’ve taken by train! […]

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