Bitten by the travel bug but the Coronavirus has made you postpone your plans? We’ve got you covered. You can now explore the world through these virtual train journeys available on YouTube. So, get on board and immerse yourself in the mesmerising views from your virtual window seat. By Upasana Singh
Starting from the dreamy Alpine town of St Moritz in Switzerland and ending at Tirano in Italy, this train route will enamour you with views of lofty mountains, clear blue waters, and rustic landscapes. It is also the highest railway crossing in Europe, reaching a height of 7,392 ft above sea level, allowing you to see glaciers and palm trees on the same line. How cool is that!
This steep grade railway will take you to the highest summit of the well-known Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. Build on the Abt rack system, the railway line is scheduled to reopen with new equipment in 2021. Until then, you can take the virtual journey to see how the train traverses between the rugged mountains of Colorado.
Travelling from Chester city in England to Wales, the diesel passenger train will take you through the breathtaking views of the countryside on one hand and the Wales coast on the other. Catch a glimpse of the Conwy railway bridge and the Britannia Bridge along the way.
The railway designated as the National Historic Landmark will make every nature lover’s dreams come true. Take the virtual ride to witness the majestic streams of the Cascade Canyon and the green landscapes of Elk Park. The train passes through the iconic narrow-gauge heritage railroad between Durango and the forming mining camp town of Silverton in Colorado, USA.
If you wish to take a look into the bustling city of New York, this virtual train ride is meant for you. The 7 Express Line, also known as the Flushing Express goes all the way from Queens to Manhattan. Operating from the New York City Subway, one of the world’s oldest and most-used public transit systems, the ride unveils picturesque views of the urban cityscape.