If you’re trying to get from point A to point B as ruthlessly fast as possible, you’re not taking a train. But for those who subscribe to the adage that the journey is worth more than the destination, trains are still king. It’s hard not to be seduced by the old-timey dreaminess of railway travel, and whether you’re on a quick jaunt through the countryside or a mountainous cross-country odyssey, it’s the easiest way to see some of the most magnificent scenery in the States. Here are 12 of the best rides in the nation.
#10 Sunset Limited
#12 Empire Builder