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ALASKA RAILROADCompleted in 1923, theSeward to Anchorage and FairbanksAlaska Railroad todayprovides a vital visitor rail linkbetween Alaska’s coast atSeward and its magnificent interiorincluding popular Anchorageand Fairbanks. The DenaliStar, the Alaska Railroad’sflagship train, links Anchorageto Fairbanks with stops inWasilla, Talkeetna and DenaliPark. On this route, sparklingsalmon streams and stands ofbirch and spruce come intoview, while carpets of fireweedadd dramatic purple to thelandscape. The Coastal ClassicTrain is a local favorite thatwinds through the wildernessbetween Anchorage and Seward.A string of massive glaciers visible from the track enriches the journey. Thistrain travels to the shores of Resurrection Bay for a convenient connection toKenai Fjords National Park, whale watching, sea kayaking and tidewater glacierviewing. The Alaska Railroad offers many group amenities, including onboard diningoptions. (alaskarailroad.com)24 June 2012 LeisureGroupTravel.com


UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rhaetian RailwayTrain travel in Switzerland.Switzerland’s public transportation network is secondto none. Explore Switzerland with a single ticket fortrains, busses and boats: the Swiss Pass.Lucerne - in the heart of Switzerland.Lucerne has it all: the great transport museum,the first and the steepest cogwheelrailways, a narrow-gauge panoramic train,and historic steamships on Lake Lucerne.Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir andwatch shops, the impressive mountainouspanorama and the nearby excursionmountains of the Rigi and Mt. Pilatus,the town is a destination for many travelgroups: A train buff‘s paradise!Engadin St. Moritz -UNESCO World Heritage site.The UNESCO World Heritage recognitionof the high-altitude engineering wonderlandthrough Switzerland’s EngadinValley honors one of the most spectacular,technically innovative and harmoniousnarrow-gauge railways. Since the extensionof the road system through thesepasses, the construction of the RhaetianRailway and the Bernina Express, whichreaches as far as Veltlin, Upper Engadinhas been accessible to the entire world- and people from all over the world lovethis valley, which delights visitors with itsincomparable nature all year round.The Swiss Travel System.Just imagine - a country where travelby public transport is as exciting as it isrelaxing. Whether you‘re heading for theheights, traveling from city to city or offthe beaten tourist track - in Switzerland,trains, buses and boats are always readyand waiting to take you to your dream destination.With a single ticket, the SwissPass, you can see the most spectacularscenic splendors, enjoy unspoiled naturalbeauty and explore a myriad of museums.Swiss Travel System takes you on ajourney through a promised land of timelesstravel treasures, all with one pass.For information on Switzerland, please visit MySwitzerland.com/steamFor bookings, call Rail Source International: 1-800-551-2085 or visit www.rsiworld.com

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