Passenger train service?

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  1. Lucky13

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    I think that we can agree that todays passenger train services aren't exactly what they used to be, but.......just for fun, where did you find the best service in the '30's?
     
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    in "my" 30s or "the" 30s? the 1930s were a tad before my time.
     
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    1930's.... From books etc., the 20th Century Limited and The Broadway Limited were hot stuff, but then you also had I guess Flying Scotsman and surely some others out in Europe....Orient Express!
     
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    lucky, 1930 is even before my time. Parents han't even met yet
     
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    my dad was 5, mom was 3. although there was an extensive trolley system in place and way more train service. most all of the soldiers travelled to and from bases on train.
     

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    Never ridden it and it is probably more fame that reality, but the Orient Express was supposed to be a fantastic ride. Billed as all luxury.

    Did do an overnighter on a train from Paris to Milan once. Lousy experience. Like trying to sleep in a washing machine. Only guy who got any sleep in the "sleeper" was the Porter. He was snoring away.

    Planes are actually a much better ride.
     
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    Done 2.5 rail voyages
    I've done the Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver a few times.
    The Acadian from Halifax - Montreal once
    and I don't know if this counts the one from London to Edinbourgh
    and my opinion except for London To Edinbourgh "this why God invented the Aircraft"
    For a tourist on trip would be cool
    but for me to get somewhere in North America they suck
     
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