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The Most Scenic Train Rides In America
Starting from Williams, Arizona, the Grand Canyon Railroad weaves up to the South Rim through pine forests and desert, before reaching the mesmerizing national wonder and national landmark.
Grand Canyon Railroad
This route passes through marshes, crosses cranberry bogs, and bustles along the bay in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The train travels through quaint villages and past old industrial buildings, offering a peek into the popular tourist destination's storied history.
Cape Cod Railroad
The Cass Scenic Railroad is a 4.5-hour trip from a restored lumbering town up to the 4,842-feet Bald Knob in West Virginia. The summit offers a scenic look into the valley below, and during the fall serves as a great place to see the foliage.
Cass Scenic Railroad
This route is one of Amtrak's longest, connecting the plains of Montana and North Dakota to Chicago, Seattle, and Portland. During the 46-hour trip, the train chugs along the Mississippi River, through open land and mountains, and Glacier National Park via the Empire Builder line.
Empire Builder
The Coast Starlight route traces the West Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle, displaying snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful coastlines, and lush forests. Heading north, riders can see the sunrise over Mount Shasta, and eat breakfast while cruising through the Bay Area heading south.
Coast Starlight