Virtual Train Rides! Enjoy scenic journeys through beautiful destinations from home!

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If you’re anything like me then you have a LONG list of places you’d love to see someday. Well, this may be the next best thing. You can now take virtual train rides through some of the world’s most beautiful places! Skip the packing, airports, and train fare,  and enjoy the views while you relax from the comfort of your couch.

1 Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado

This 3 part tour takes guests over the three-foot-wide narrow-gauge heritage railroad as it travels the 45 miles from Durango to Silverton. Part one traverses the narrow ledge cut into a sheer cliff face above the Animas River. Part two takes you high into the Colorado mountains. And part three brings you to Silverton, with its quaint storefronts and old west charm.

2 Nordland Line, Norway

Journey to the Norweigian Arctic circle through a snowy wonderland on this 9 hour trip from Trondheim Fjord in Trondheim to the municipality of Fauske.

3 Bernina Railway, Switzerland to Italy

Enjoy the scenic views on the highest railway alpine crossing in Europe as you travel from  St. Moritz, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy on the picturesque,  high-mountain Bernina pass.

4 Belgrade-Bar Railway, Montenegro

Begin your journey in the town of Bar near the Adriatic Sea. 102 tunnels and 96 bridges later, you end in Bijelo Polje, but not before crossing the highest railway bridge in Europe!

5 Southwestern Railway, England

Enjoy the London skyline before moving into the vibrant, green countryside on this virtual trip aboard the London Underground, from London Waterloo station to Southampton Central station.

6 Wengernalp Railway, Switzerland

The stunning route from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes you passed pretty Swiss villages and tree-covered slopes as you virtually climb up into the mountains, eventually passing views of snow-covered mountains and deep valleys. Cue Sound of Music soundtrack!

7 Sarajevo–Ploče Railway, Bosnia and Herzegovina

You can explore the Balkan country of Bosnia and Herzegovina by train, thanks to this virtual train-cab video.  beginning your journey in Čapljina, you’ll dip into Croatia quickly before crossing back over the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina and ending on Sarajevo, the country’s capital.

8 North Wales Coastline, England to Wales

This virtual excursion begins in the city of Chester, England. You pass quickly over the border into Wales, where you can take in the lush countryside before hitting the coast.

9 Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, Colorado

Jump onboard North America’s highest train for this fast-motion virtual tour. The trip starts at the station in Manitou Springs and climbs the 14,115-foot peak in a matter of minutes.

10 Geibi Line to Fukuen Line, Japan

Traveling virtually from Hiroshima Station to Fuchū Station on the Geibi Line turned Fukuen Line, you will pass through the mountainous area of the Chūgoku region, so expect to see stunning bridges and long, dark tunnels cutting through mountains.

11 The Flåm Railway, Norway

This 12-mile route takes you from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal station. Along the way, you’ll pass waterfalls, deep ravines, snow-capped mountains, and high-altitude farms on what is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world.

Happy virtual trails!

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