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History, Services and the News from around the World!

A Transportation Industry in Progress!!

From the heart of Steam to the new worlds! Railway transportation has gained a great popularity among business travellers and the touring public alike. Rail services have boomed in the past decade with Modern Rail and Historic Steam Travel becoming more popular than ever.

With the advent of the Internet news and Rail Services information around the world has never been easier to access and with some wonderful videos being posted on You Tube you can 'virtually travel' virtually anywhere!

We hope you find some helpful content on the website to excite you and help you plan your Rail Trips and Tours right from your desktop.


Railway News of interest to Railway Fanatics from around the World
The Gotthard Base Tunnel Opens December 2016

If you are a rail enthusiast and planning a tour of Europe get ready to get excited! The Gotthard Base Tunnel is the longest train tunnel in the world, 57 kilometres deep under the Swizz Alps, and is due to start service on December 11, 2016.


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a railway portrait: history - services - news