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On Which "known / Famous" Real Trains You Had The Chance To Ride?

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  1. grdaniel48

    grdaniel48 Active Member

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    Please mention:
    Country do you live / Country of the train ride / Train name (or something to identify it) / Departure city / Destination City / Extra comments you would like to mention about it.
    Of course if you rode on an interesting train, even not well known, please tell us about it.

    Look forward for your train experiences!
     
  2. kylel2036

    kylel2036 Active Member

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    Well I have rode metro north the harlem line.(NYC) Harlem 125st-botanical gardens.& I took the train we all know & love the M7 which are very nice to ride on.I have seen an M3 before.It was the 1st time I have used metro north since I use the subway always.I did some railfanning also
     

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  3. Tay95

    Tay95 Active Member

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    Not really special, but i've been on the Bluebell Railway and the Llangollen railway. Both in England and both were lovely steam journeys through stunning countryside. Llangollen was amazing with its views and old stations.
     
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    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    The Llangollen railway is in Wales, not England. It is lovely, as is the whole area around there.
     
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    Oh yeah, sorry had a mind fart
     
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    In 2012 we did Toronto --> Vancouver on Via Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer. Riding on the verandah at the back of the coach down through the spiral tunnels was amazing. The stewardess couldn't understand why me and my daughter wanted to be outside in the dark with all the diesel fumes and the noise! I had flown all the way from England to experience those sounds and smells.

    Then we did the Vancouver --> Whistler on the Whistler Mountaineer which was also amazing.
     
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  7. grdaniel48

    grdaniel48 Active Member

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    Hi Easilyconfused... what a nickname!...Hope you were not confused about the trains you rode! ;)
    You did the Toronto to Vancouver on the famous Canadian?
    Rocky Mountaineer is also an amazing ride too.
    I saw videos of them.
    Hope I have the chance to ride on them in the future!
     
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  8. matthewkonopka2006

    matthewkonopka2006 New Member

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    I did ride the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway once which was fun, and I was going to ride the Snowdon Railway before the train got cancelled, oops
     
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    Despite I live on a small country - Uruguay - in South America, - really far away from the great trains - I had the chance to ride on the following ones:

    - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner: from Van Nuys station to San Diego. With the main stop in the middle at Union Station in L.A.. Round Trip
    - Via Rail: Toronto to Montreal / Montreal to Quebec. Round trip
    - SNCF: TGV Atlantique from Montparnasse Paris station to Tours one. Round trip. 300 km/h max speed. The fastest speed I travelled on earth!
    - Thalys (Belgium High Speed train) From Brussels to Rotterdam. Round trip. This was not on high speed route.
    - JR (Japan Rail) Nozomi 700 Shinkanzen bullet train from Nagoya station to Osaka one. / From Nagoya to Tokyo. 280 km/h max speed.
    - Smaller trains:
    Tri Rail on Miami, Florida area. This was just to ride on bilevel cars and as a railfan.
    Tourist train in Spain, from Leida station to as small town close to the Pirineus mountains
    DB 425 train from Munich city (underground station) to Munich Airport.
    Apart from that, I spent 2 hours making train spotting on Munich HBF. Lot of incredible trains there, including ICEs / Railjets / IC, et
    San Pablo Brasil - train by the river

    - Subways: Buenos Aires Argentina / Santiago Chile / Panama City / Paris / London / Barcelona / Brussels / Tokyo / New York / Montreal

    Would like to have the chance in the future to ride Amtrak / Via Rail long distance trains / ICE / or new trains in UK.
     
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    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    I’ve had the pleasure of taking a trip on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo. It was a most enjoyable experience. I got whistled by the guy on the platform for getting too close to the barrier as it was arriving. It was of course on time to the second, spotlessly clean and very very fast.
     
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