IN MANY PARTS of the world, train travel is a given. If you’re planning a trip to Europe, chances are you’ve at least looked into Eurail passes and most likely you’ll be riding the rails at some point in your travels there. Not only is the Trans-Siberian route a rite of passage for many adventurous travelers, but it’s a commuting rail used by locals to get from point A to B. Train travel in China is a fantastic way to roam around the massive country.
But how many travelers consider the rails in the U.S. and Canada? I’m guilty myself, never having ridden on a train in North America. So I put forth the question: What are the best train rides in the States and Canada? The answers I got have given me some ideas for my next North American travels.