Five large US train travel

Big shiny Amtrak train ride in all major US cities and traverse some of the country's most spectacular landscapes. Their rugged charm distinguishes them from more mundane vehicles, and, apparently, is not the fastest way to get around the pace, ideal for sightseeing. You can choose a satellite, read a book, allow thoughts turn to sleep horizontally and generally enjoy the most of home comforts. It's much more fun than to be isolated above the clouds or drive past endless highway.

Amtrak operates almost all US passenger trains, and the following – among the most enjoyable scenic routes:

Zefir California – one of the greatest in the world of trains moving from Chicago to San Francisco through the depth of America and the high plains of Colorado, and then rises in the Rocky Mountains of Oregon Trail. Pioneers came in such a way as miners, express pony and the first continental telegraph. After Salt Lake City you cross Sonenyya apartment Bonneville and beautiful, but dangerous Sierra Nevada.

Sunset Limited epic journey will take you to the coast from New Orleans to Los Angeles. Galavakruzhyv train ferry across the Mississippi River on the bridge Hui P Long in Crescent before traveling among white, egrets, alligators, mansions and fields of sugar cane. After San Antonio, he joins the Rio Grande, taking a day to cross the sagebrush and prairie meskitskiya Texas.

Chief in the south-west travels between Chicago and the Pacific Ocean, walking on the side of Santa Fairy, who first used the Indians, the Spanish conquistadors, wagon train and wagons. You go Mokhova desert and go through the famous burial Dodge City Boot Hill. With Williams in Arizona, you can go to the Grand Canyon by train.

Crescent runs from New York to New Orleans through the mountains of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the idyllic national park Shenandoa with its dogwood and cedar. For Atlanta are sleepy southern town with quaint shops and houses vybyalenymi sun. The train also makes a sharp transition Ponthartreyn lake, pranosivshysya a few feet above the water at six miles miles.

Starry coast runs between Seattle and Los Angeles through Washington, Oregon and California. He held one of the highest mountain in the Americas, such as the volcanic Mount Hood, and emerald forests and waterfalls of the country's Twin Peaks. For San Luis Obispo, he goes on the roads, set high on the cliffs, with spectacular views of the Pacific surf and beaches.