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Embark on an exciting excursion around the globe to explore breathtaking landscapes. Experience the different modes of luxury that passengers can take on these great locomotives. Teddy Wilson, host and narrator describes Japan's trains as, "Japan Rail has devised an ingenious system of sensors and centralized operations -- a system so successful that during the devastating earthquake in 2011 every bullet train in the Shinkansen system was stopped in its tracks before the earthquake struck, keeping passengers on the bullet trains safe." From luxury to vintage to high-speed and even revolutionary these great trains navigate Canada's terrain, Japan's earthquake zones and every place in between. Jump behind the scenes with the engineers and crews as they travel to distant locales.

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The White Pass and Yukon route was built in 1869 to take miners and supplies to the Klondike gold fields.
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The Ghan takes passengers on a 3-day, 2-night journey through Australia; the Pichi Pichi Railway offers passengers a trip on an original steam locomotive train.
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The Glacier Express features cutting-edge technology to pull the train up the steepest slopes on its route across the Swiss Alps.
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The highly-specialized North Rail Express container train travels from Narvik to Oslo, delivering cargo of fish as quickly as possible.
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Japan's Tokaido Shinkansen, known as the bullet train, operates on a dedicated railway line at up to 177 mph.
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VIA Rail's iconic passenger train travels between Vancouver and Toronto on four-day, four-night journeys that cater to everyone.

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