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Travel America with Cheap Amtrak Train Tickets & Prices as Low as $213 - Thrillist
Trains are a pretty great way to travel. Think about it: You can sleep, eat and lounge pretty comfortably in them, and even pretend to be living in the Gilded Age while sitting in your personal cabin and twirling your mustache, or sipping some tea.  
But trains can also be impeccably cheap, and according to travel blogger Derek Low, you can take a scenic trip from coast-to-coast on Amtrak for as little as $213. Low conveys the beautiful trip from San Francisco to New York in great detail, describing everything from the food (pretty bland, to surprisingly good), to the multiple environments and landmarks he encountered.
In short, you can see most of the continental US -- that’s 3,397 miles across 11 states -- without breaking the bank. Here’s the kicker: The trip from SF to Chicago can cost as little as $130 if you buy California Zephyr tickets. If you want to see more of the country, you can transfer to the Lake Shore Limited train for an additional $83, making your grand total an especially frugal $213. 
travel  train  money 
28 days ago by rgl7194
Here's Definitive Proof That the Ultra-Luxe Japanese Sleeper Train Is Basically Heaven
Trains can be a wonderful way to travel in comfort and style. The Train Suite Shiki-shima luxury train in Japan is probably as close as you’d come to experiencing train heaven. We’ve seen the pictures and now there’s video to take your breath away.
The train first blew our minds in 2017, but a new video uploaded to Train Video Collection on YouTube gives us an even more intimate look inside it. The whole thing is set to beautiful background music that sounds like it was lifted straight from a Miyazaki film. It’s perfect.
The train is extremely distinctive-looking because of its irregularly shaped window design. From the inside, it looks more like a modern art museum than any train that I’ve seen before.
japan  train  travel  luxury  money 
28 days ago by rgl7194
We Tried It: Riding the Real-Life Orient Express |
What It Is: An overnight trip from Venice to Paris on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the modern-day version of the luxury train made famous by Agatha Christie (and now by Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer onscreen) in Murder on the Orient Express.
Who Tried It: Samantha Miller, PEOPLE Senior Editor
Level of Difficulty: 2/10. OK, it’s not exactly hard being pampered on the ultimate luxury train. But hey, it’s not easy to walk on a rocking train, especially after a couple of the signature Guilty 12 cocktails. (The dozen ingredients? They’re a mystery, of course.)
I’m a fan of far-flung travel, crime novels and most things old-timey, though my usual ride is a jam-packed F train to Brooklyn. So a chance to ride on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express was a giddy opportunity to go back in time. The original Orient Express trains started rolling in 1883, ushering in a golden age of travel for Europe’s elite. Starting in 1977, the luxury travel and leisure company Belmond started hunting down original, exquisite 1920s and 1930s train cars to create the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which makes pricey trips (Venice-London starts at over $2,000) among cities including Paris, Venice, Prague, Budapest and Berlin.
travel  train  style  europe  20s  luxury 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express | Consequence of Sound
Kenneth Branagh's star-studded Agatha Christie adaptation will satisfy fans and newcomers alike
Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is cinematic comfort food.
The Harry Potter series leaves people yearning for butterbeer and charming magical dormitories. Nancy Meyers films fetishize upper crust Harry & David-esque living. And now, Branagh has managed to take Agatha Christie’s landmark whodunit and spin it into something akin to a warm winter’s eve, or a well-stocked murder mystery party. Art deco lamps, frosted windows, Godiva chocolates, champagne, and the gentle rocking of a luxury steam engine set the stage for perhaps the grandest of Christie’s properties. That’s to say nothing of the tried-and-true structure of the novel, its characters, and its outrageously amiable lead. Archetypes and avalanches, oh my! Surely, that’s worth a ticket to the matinee, non?
movies  mystery  train  review  30s  detectives 
november 2017 by rgl7194
This Guy Flew His Camera Drone Onto, Inside, and Under a Moving Train
Camera drone operator Paul Nurkkala just released a video titled “Flight of the Year” that showcases his world-class drone piloting skills. He captured some seemingly impossible footage of his drone flying onto, next to, inside, and under a moving freight train.
Nurkkala specializes in flying camera drones through a first-person point-of-view using a live feed through goggles. His custom-assembled drone was equipped with a GoPro HERO5 Session action camera, which is light enough to keep the craft fast and nimble.
“I recognize that this isn’t the most ‘flowy’ video or anything, but all of the things were all in the same flight, so I wanted to show that off,” Nurkkala writes.
photography  camera  drone  train  video 
september 2017 by rgl7194
Wellington Railway Hostesses, 1957 | Wellington Railway Host… | Flickr
Wellington Railway Hostesses. From left: Heather Gray, Jasline Necklen, Adrienne Scott
Date: 28 February 1957
Photographer: Le Cren
This portrait comes from the collection of New Zealand Railways prints held in the Wellington Reading Room.
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train  ANZ  50s  uniform  bowtie  flickr 
july 2017 by rgl7194
Murder On The Orient Express - Movie Trailers - iTunes
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including- Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
movies  detectives  mystery  trailer  europe  train 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Murder on the Orient Express | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX - YouTube
Published on Jun 1, 2017
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
In Theaters November 10, 2017
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Screenplay by: Michael Green
Based upon the Novel by: Agatha Christie
Produced by: Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Shaefer, Judy Hofflund
Cast: Tom Bateman, Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Sergei Polunin
movies  detectives  mystery  trailer  youtube  europe  train 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Everyone is a suspect in first trailer for star-studded Murder on the Orient Express — watch | Consequence of Sound
Kenneth Branagh directs and stars with Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench... and everyone else
All aboard the murder train. Kenneth Branagh directed the upcoming, star-packed adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery Murder on the Orient Express, and today 20th Century Fox has shared the film’s first trailer.
movies  detectives  mystery  trailer  europe  train 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Photos of Russia's Gorgeous Soviet Era Metro Stations
While researching locations for a series on Russian Palace Architecture, photographer David Burdeny discovered beauty in an unexpected place: the metro. Russia’s Stalin-era metro stations stunned Burdeny, leaving him no choice but to photograph them for his 2014-2015 series RUSSIA: A Bright Future.
Burdeny’s photographs, captured by special permit in the middle of the night when nobody else was allowed inside, reveal some of the most beautiful Barque and Rococo interiors you’ll find anywhere in Europe. “Nothing has changed in them since there were built,” Burdeny tells PetaPixel. “Being devoid of any and all advertising there’s no present day clues about what era you are really in.”
photography  russia  architecture  train 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree | Colossal
In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like a stalk of broccoli. It’s almost like a railway version of Laputa.
The large camphor tree is older than most records but officials believe it to be around 700 years old. The story of how this tree and station became, quite literally, intertwined, varies depending on who you ask. It certainly has to do with a great reverence for nature, but also a fair amount of superstition.
nature  train  japan  photography  architecture 
february 2017 by rgl7194
A Wintry Ride in a Japanese Potbelly Stove Train - The Atlantic
In northern Japan, the Tsugaru Railway operates between Tsugaru Goshogawara and Tsugaru Nakazato stations, about 12 miles apart, or a 45 minute ride through a quiet rural landscape. In the winter, the company operates a train with an old-fashioned potbelly stove to heat the passenger cars, to attract tourists from the outside of the prefecture as the number of passengers declines due to the motorization and declining population in the region. Getty Images photographer Tomohiro Ohsumi recently took the trip, photographing the cozy ride on a chilly February day.
train  travel  japan  photography  in_focus  winter 
february 2017 by rgl7194

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