If you've had enough of the indignities of air travel (and there are so very many) and long car rides don't appeal, you're going to want to put these epic train experiences on your bucket list. These rail lines from the U.S.
HIGH BRIDGE TRAIL STATE PARK – Virginia This is is a 31 mile long multi-use trail in Central Virginia ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The trail, once a rail bed, is wide, level and generally flat and covered with finely crushed limestone. The surface and dimensions make it easy for all ages and abilities to enjoy it. Its centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is 2,422 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River.
It is hard to believe that Americans were on both sides of these rail fences fighting each other. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is tranquil fields, military monuments, graves, and cannons. There is an eerie feel to the air like an echo of the tragedy still resonates there.