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New York Times - Rail Travel Articles

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Today's New York Times Travel Section has three "positive" rail travel articles. Here are those related to travel in Russia and Peru. A third relating to Amtrak's Coast Startlight is linked at that Forum.

"From Russia with Love":
http://travel2.nytimes.com/2004/08/15/t ... tpete.html

"It's not Illinois":
http://travel2.nytimes.com/2004/08/15/t ... machu.html

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The macchu picchu tourist train sounds a far cry from the "local' i took around 15 years ago . In price and luxury stakes .
I remember it been totally packed , so much so that i was forced to stand in the toilet door for most of the journey .a great dance occurred when a determined (desperate ?)lady decided to use the toilet mid trip . all good humoured , and accepted as the normal conditons i guess .
I have a photo of the train , with the conductor walking along the roof to get from carriage to carriage , in an attempt to gather all the fares .
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finally a photo

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no , its not in london , ( i couldnt get it to accept Peru ) .

The Machu Picchu to cuzco train , circa 1988
http://solar.rrpicturearchives.net/show ... x?id=39525
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