Monday, 31 May 2010

Baureihe ET 403, Germany.

The luxury DB train Baureihe ET 403 travels through the German country side. Only three such trains were built for the German Federal Railway and the train was in service from 1973 -1993. Becuase of the distinctive front the train was nick named "Donald Duck"

Mount Tsukuba Cable Railway, Japan.

Mount Tsukuba Cable Railway Line (Tsukubasan Kōsaku Tetsudō-sen) is a Japanese funicular line on Mount Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Death Railway, Thailand.

The Death Railway built during World War 2 takes a dangerous curve near the Kwai River in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Kurunda Railway Station, Kurunda (QLD), Australia.

Kurunda Railway Station is the terminal station on the Scenic Kurunda - Cairns Railway.

Victoria Falls Rail Bridge, Zimbabwe - Zambia Border.

The rail bridge over the Zambezi rive just by the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe - Zambia border. It also serves motor vehicles between the two countries.

Napa Valley Wine Train, California, U. S. A.

The luxurious Wine Train rolls through the Napa Valley in California on a typical sunny autumn day.

River Kwai Rail Bridge, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

The rail bridge over the Kwai river in Kanchanaburi, Thailand on the Death Railway built by the POW's of WW II

Rocky Mountaineer Train, Canada.

The Rocky Mountaineer train winding through the Canadian Rockies.

Private swop with Glenn Moores, Canada (

The Ghan, Australia

The Ghan follows in the footsteps of the early explorers to the Heart of Australia traveling from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs. This particular train showcases Australia's Aboriginal art.

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia.

Flinders Street Station, the central terminus for the rail system in Melbourne. It is a meeting place for people, expressed simply as "meet me under the clocks", a refernce to the clocks above the main entrance.

The "Udarata Menike" (Hill Country Maiden), Sri Lanka.

The "Udarata Menike" meaning "Hill Country Maiden" travels through the Nanu Oya Rail Bridge in Nuwara Eliya on it's way to Badulla from Colombo. The water fall in the picture is Nanuoya Falls. The Nanuoya Railway Station is the gateway to Nuwara Eliya where you can find the famous tea gardens. Nuwara Eliya is referd toas "Little England" of Sri Lanka

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling, India.

The "Toy Train" on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which is a UNESCO world heritage site making it's way to Darjeeling on the Ghoom Loop in Darjeeling.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was the first, and is still the most outstanding example of a hill passenger railway. Opened in 1881, its design applies bold and ingenious engineering solutions to the problem of establishing an effective rail link across a mountainous terrain of great beauty - UNESCO

Bullet Train, Japan

The Bullet Train also known as the Shinkansen is a network of high speed railway lines in Japan.

Kurunda Scenic Railway, Cairns, Australia.

The Kuruna Scenic Railway passes by Stoney Creek Falls on its journey from the Sugar cane fields of Cairns to the Rainforest of Kuruna