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Eagle Media takes you around the world to explore the hidden nooks of the world with the World Class Trains series. Learn the history and the intricacies of these historic transports. Explore Europe, India, Africa, Mexico, and Western Canada from the inside of some of the most elegant and famous train tours in the world.

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S01E01 South Orient Express 03/06/2000 A luxurious excursion through exotic locations, this time riding the classical style 'Budd' cars restored to their former glory for their journey into the near-wilderness of the Copper Canyon.
S01E02 American Orient Express 03/06/2000 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveler and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. The American Orient Express is a privately owned company and no relation to the British owned Orient Express. The train is a collection of cars that were purchased from museums and private collections throughout America. With nine exciting itineraries, the journeys trace jazz and blues to their origins in New Orleans, through the National Parks of the Pacific Coast, from hushed canyons to boiling mud pots, keeping the tradition of the golden age of rail with luxury and style.
S01E03 Rocky Mountaineer 03/06/2000 Witness the crossing of the Canadian Rockies aboard the Rocky Mountaineer - a voyage where the journey becomes an experience in itself.
S01E04 Great South Pacific Express 03/06/2000 Features Australia's 'The Great South Pacific Express' that travels from Brisbane to Kuranda.
S01E05 Eastern & Oriental Express 03/06/2000 This volume follows the Eastern Oriental Express on its journeys through southeast Asia: from the ancient and mysterious city of Bangkok, across the infamous bridge of the river Kwai, on through the lush jungles of Malaysia, and into the bustling modern city of Singapore.
S01E06 Palace on Wheels 03/06/2000 Features 'The Royal Orient' that travels through India taking in Gujarat and Rajastan.
S01E07 Rovos Rail 03/06/2000 Features the African 'Rovos Rail' that travels from Cape Town to Knysna.
S01E08 Train de Luxe 01/05/2000 Another luxury rail car train is restored for a journey of old fashioned classical opulence. The De Luxe takes us through Zimbabwe to Victoria Falls, through National Parks and on into the heart of Africa.
S01E09 Venice Simplon Orient Express 03/06/2000 A trip across Europe in the Edwardian grandeur of the old Empire. Experience the exquisite engineering and incomparable service of a rail journey that passes through London, Boulogne, Paris, The Alps and, finally, Venice.
S01E10 Royal Scotsman 03/06/2000 Experience the luxury of the train travel from a bygone era. Witness the mountains, lochs and forests of the Scottish scenery.
S01E11 Imperial Express 03/06/2000 The Imperial Express travels from Prague Central Station on a luxury journey across the land to Hungary.
S01E12 Al Andalus Expreso 03/06/2000 This volume follows the Al Andalus Express on its 7-day journey through the mythic landscapes of Spain's Andalucia, Granada, and Seville, as well as a stop at one of the seven wonders of the world, the spectacular Alhambra.
S00E01 The American Orient Express 09/03/2004 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveler and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. The American Orient Express is a privately owned company and no relation to the British owned Orient Express. The train is a collection of cars that were purchased from museums and private collections throughout America. With nine exciting itineraries, the journeys trace jazz and blues to their origins in New Orleans, through the National Parks of the Pacific Coast, from hushed canyons to boiling mud pots, keeping the tradition of the golden age of rail with luxury and style.
S00E02 The Al Andalus 09/03/2004 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveler and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. A full seven days aboard this decadent train, through the wondrous vistas of Spain’s Andalucia, Granada, Seville and one of the seven wonders of the world, the spectacular Alhambra.
S00E03 The Blue Train of South Africa 09/03/2004 Following the classic route from Pretoria to Cape Town, the journey takes in a rainbow of landscapes from bustling city life to fertile valleys via mountain chains and some of the best safari adventures that the world has to offer. The pride of South African rail travel, The Blue Train combines traditional style with the latest of modern technological comforts, and provides the very best in service and attention to detail, all within an incredibly friendly atmosphere.
S00E04 The Eastern and Oriental Express 18/11/2008 The Eastern & Oriental Express travels throughout the year on twice-weekly trips between Bangkok and Singapore. The 52-hour excursion is meticulously timed so that its passengers can experience the most scenic parts of the journey during daylight hours. Riding in the luxury of another era, travelers pass through three of South Asia’s most diverse countries – the hectic lifestyle of Bangkok, the jungles of Malaysia and the modern city of Singapore.
S00E05 The Palace on Wheels 18/11/2008 Departing from Cantonment Station in Delhi, tour India in regal splendor aboard The Palace On Wheels. For the next seven days, travelers will explore India in luxury, while visiting the pink city of Jaipur, Udaipur, Rattan Bur National Park and the Taj Mahal. The Palace On Wheels allows for travelers to travel leisurely while taking in the historic and breath-taking scenery of the Indian state of Rajasthan.
S00E06 The Eastern and Oriental Express 18/11/2008 The Eastern & Oriental Express travels throughout the year on twice-weekly trips between Bangkok and Singapore. The 52-hour excursion is meticulously timed so that its passengers can experience the most scenic parts of the journey during daylight hours. Riding in the luxury of another era, travelers pass through three of South Asia’s most diverse countries – the hectic lifestyle of Bangkok, the jungles of Malaysia and the modern city of Singapore.
S00E07 The Great South Pacific Express 18/11/2008 The Great South Pacific Express motors along Australia’s eastern seaboard on this three-day, two-night journey, with stops in Proserpine (along the Great Barrier Reef) and Kuranda. Featuring some of the most ornately designed carriages, the Great South Pacific Express offers travelers an early twentieth century atmosphere with all the luxury afforded on a world class train.
S00E08 The Rovos Rail 18/11/2008 Founded by Rowan Vos, Rovos Rail has been a labor of love, with painstaking restoration of carriages that had been off the rails for years. Modeling the design of the coaches and the experience on other world class trains, Rovos Rail has quickly developed into one of the most luxurious trains in the world. This journey will take us from Cape Town to Knysna, along South Africa’s famous Garden Route. With the exquisite scenery and first class accommodations, there are few other ways to experience this adventure.
S00E09 The Royal Canadian Pacific 09/03/2004 A journey on the Royal Canadian Pacific Express is not only an adventure through the spectacular and dramatic Canadian landscape, but also a nostalgic return to the elegance, style and sense of occasion once attached to the concept of rail travel. Passing through the awe inspiring surroundings of the Rocky Mountains, the labyrinthine Spiral Tunnels, and the vast expanse of Canadian prairie land, the journey presents a spectacular vista of changing environments.
S00E10 The Rocky Mountaineer 17/02/2004 Eagle Media takes you around the world to explore the hidden nooks of the world with the releases of the World Class Trains series. Learn the history and the intricacies of these historic transports. Explore Europe, India, Africa, Mexico, and Western Canada from the inside of some of the most elegant trains.
S00E11 The Northern Belle - British Orient Express 09/03/2004 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveler and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. The Northern Belle, also known as the British Orient Express because it offers the very same highest standards of excellence as its illustrious counterpart, follows a route through the beautiful countryside of mainland Britain. Travelers enjoy seven days of stylish and elegant living while experiencing a truly ‘First Class’ journey.
S00E12 The New Polar Express 09/03/2004 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveler and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. Step aboard the Polar Express in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, and experience an unforgettable five-day round trip north to the Norwegian port of Narvik. Discover centuries of Scandinavian history as the Polar Express takes you across the Arctic Circle and further north into the land of the Midnight Sun, crossing into Norway before turning around at Narvik. Join spellbound passengers as they journey through a landscape of raw, unspoiled nature with all the comfort and high standards of a world class train service.
S00E13 The Ghan (of Australia) 09/03/2004 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveler and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. Join the 1/4 mile long Ghan train in the showpiece city of Sydney and recapture the Australian Pioneer Age during a two-day journey deep into the continental outback. The travelers of the Ghan appreciate historic Australia en route to Adelaide before turning north into the lands of the old Frontier. Now Australia’s deep red center reveals itself as a huge expanse of ancient nature, a land of parched rivers, unique wildlife and ever-changing colors, before arrival at Alice Springs, where the majesty of nearby Ayers Rock serves as an unforgettable climax to an amazing journey.
S00E14 The Royal Orient Express 17/02/2004 Eagle Media takes you around the world to explore the hidden nooks of the world with the releases of the World Class Trains series. Learn the history and the intricacies of these historic transports. Explore Europe, India, Africa, Mexico, and Western Canada from the inside of some of the most elegant and famous train tours in the world.
S00E15 The Royal Scotsman 18/11/2008 The Royal Scotsman takes us on a five-day, four-night excursion through some of Scotland’s history and beautiful scenery. Beginning in Edinburgh and rolling through the Scottish Highlands, we visit such historic towns as Oban, Kyle of Lochlash and Dingwall before returning to our starting point at Edinburgh’s Waverly Station.
S00E16 The South Orient Express 17/02/2004 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveller and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. Eight vintage 40’s and 50’s era stainless steel Budd cars, restored in luxurious classical period style with dome dining, vista dome, parlor, and observation cars provide the finest rail excursions through the incomparable Copper Canyon area of Northern Mexico in the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains. Covering an area larger than the Grand Canyon, this area is rugged and remote; much only accessible by train. Visit the natural wonders, rustic villages and the Tarahumara Indians, the native inhabitants of the area.
S00E17 The Train de-Luxe Rail Safari 17/02/2004 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveller and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail. A luxury train journey through Zimbabwe from Bulawayo to the natural wonder of the world, Victoria Falls. Reliving the golden age of the steam train, the rail route travels through some of the continent’s best game country. The railway was a central plank of a planned British colonization of the entire African continent by Cecil John Rhodes, and the route is rich in historical traditions. Rhodes’ private carriage is still used by the Train De Luxe on the journey.
S00E18 The Venice Simplon Orient Express 17/02/2004 Discover the world’s most luxurious trains and relive a bygone era, when the journey itself was the most significant part of the experience; rather than simply getting there. A journey where the passenger becomes a real traveler and is able to experience the much more gracious way of travel - in a living recreation of the golden age of rail.
S00E19 Imperial Express 18/11/2008 Passengers on The Imperial Express travel in luxury on this 52-hour excursion from Prague to Budapest. Originally used by the Hungarian President, the train retains the look and feel it had prior to the fall of Communism. As the train travels through the scenic towns in the Czech Republic, Bohemia, Slovakia and Romania, the appearance of The Imperial Express is an attraction to the townspeople as much as it is to its passengers. Though only a three-day journey, the opportunity to see Eastern Europe in the comfort of the west provides memories for a lifetime.

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