|The Kenyan train safari to Mombasa.....|
|The Nairobi - Mombasa Train Restaurant|
Today however,i write to share this world's top "classic train trips" that i stumbled upon on lonelyplanet.com. Brace yourself folks, this is good stuff!!
Old Patagonia Express, Argentina- Better known as La Trochita, this train goes at a speed of 35Km per hour thus the "Express" term, the historic rattler steams from Esquel to Ingenieno Jacobacci, with half a dozen stations and another nine whistle stops.(apearderos)
Ghan, Australia - The two night trip runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin.It was started when the initial railway line was put up in 1877 and has now become a tour attraction.
Rocky Mountaineer, Canada - The 2 day tour through the Canadian Rockies is done on broad daylight to allow you the perfect viewing of attractions such us the British Colombia Mountains.
What i found most interesting was that SA's classic train Outeriqua Choo-Tjoe, was among the top ten list!
Others that topped the list are as follows:
- El Nariz del Diablo, Ecador
- Venice Simplon Orient Express,Italy
- Copper Canon railway, Mexico
- Cuzco to Puno, Peru
- Trans Siberia, Russia to China
- Coast starlight,USA