Top 25 Trains

The Society of International Railway Travelers just released their list of the Top 25 Trains in the world.
I really gotta remember to join this group.
Anyway, they put the following:

North America

  1. Canadian (Canada)
  2. Royal Canadian Pacific (Canada)
  3. Canadian Rockies Steam Express (Canada)
  4. Rocky Mountaineer (Canada)
  5. GrandLuxe Express (US)
  6. Sierra Madre Express (Mexico)

South America

  1. Andean Explorer (Peru)
  2. Hiram Bingham (Peru)


  1. Blue Train (South Africa)
  2. Pride of Africa (Rovos Rail) (South Africa)

Asia/Indian Subcontinent

  1. Palace on Wheels (India)
  2. Eastern & Oriental Express (SE Asia)
  3. ShangriLa Express (China/Tibet)
  4. Toy Train (India)
  5. Deccan Odyssey (India)


  1. Danube Express (Central Europe, Turkey)
  2. Al Andalus Express (Spain)
  3. El Transcantabrico (Spain)
  4. Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express (Russia)
  5. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Europe)
  6. Glacier Express (Switzerland)
  7. Royal Scotsman (Scotland)

“Down Under”

  1. Ghan (Australia)
  2. Indian Pacific (Australia)
  3. Sunlander (Australia)

I’m happy to say that I’ve done #1, 19, and 22. (Given, it wasn’t the “Golden Eagle”, but it was still the Trans-Siberian.)
Three down, 22 to go.

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