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The Orient Express name has become synonymous with intrigue and luxury travel, particularly travel between Paris and Istanbul. The Venice-Simplon Orient Express train is the most recent reincarnation, using original carriages from the and

The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium  "First built in 1883, it was synonymous with luxurious travel and adventures to foreign lands, and it was the peak of opulent, stylish travel." Photos: Precious Decay

Grand Orient Express stands dormant in Belgium, untouched from its last trip in December of The train that defined luxury back in 1883 when it was launched by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL).

Las novelas de Agatha Christie o Graham Greene o películas como Asesinato en el Orient Express han ayudado a mitificar las muchas aventuras que sucedieron durante los años 30, su mejor época. Entre monarcas y grandes personalidades también había ladrones, que llevaron acabo grandes asaltos como el de Turquía, en 1891, cuando una banda de ladrones se hizo con 40.000 libras.

Orient Express, dining car, railway station x 1695 px] - Transportation/Trains - Pictures and wallpapers

Train fall foilage

Old Train Leaving Chama New Mexico - The Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge steam engines go through the San Juan Mountains between CO and NM.

There isn't anything better than imagining who once could have ridden on this train. And the places it might have gone to!

This is an old Chicago South Shore Railroad electric train that runs between South Bend, Indiana and Chicago - these cars were probably close to 100 years old when they were retired. We called riding these cars the "Vomit Comet".

The Orient Express....looked so romantic and  glamorous....the reality....not so much.  I'm glad I got to experience it, but if I could tell you.....

Experience a world of timeless glamour aboard the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express luxury train. Enjoy overnight journeys from London to Venice and across Europe.

Tokyo Shinkansen 2, 'bullet trains' - more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinkansen

This train uses its 'power lines' to give the trains power to run. It is a lot more efficient than steam engines because those are usually manually 'recharged' and require extra luggage (the charcoal powers the train and is placed near the front).

Glenfinnan Viaduct |  Highlands, Scotland

The West Highland Steam Train moving over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The viaduct or bridge was built in in Glenfinnan, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, UK. Harry Potter fans will recognise this viaduct!