The International Society of Rail Travel Selects Top 25 Trains for 2008

For more information about the International Rail Travel Society, please e-mail Eleanor Hardy at ehardy@irtsociety.com or visit the IRT Society's web site to fill out a form for more information. The first 500 agents who mention "Travel Agent" in the source box will receive a free copy of "The IRT Society's Best-Loved Railway Journeys 2008," a value of $35, with detailed itinerary and pricing information. For now, here's a sneak peek, in no particular order:

1. Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express (Europe)

2. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Europe)

3. Glacier Express (Europe)

4. Royal Scotsman (Europe)

5. Danube Express (Europe)

6. El Transcantabrico (Europe)

7. Al Andalus Express (Europe)

8. Shangri-La Express (Asia)

9. Deccan Odyssey (Asia)

10. The "Toy Train" (Asia)

11. Palace on Wheels (Asia)

12. Eastern & Oriental Express (Asia)

13. GrandLuxe Express (North America)

14. Canadian Rockies Steam Express (North America)

15. Royal Canadian Pacific (North America)

16. Canadian (North America)

17. Rocky Mountaineer (North America)

18. Sierra Madre Express (South America)

19. Hiram Bingham (South America)

20. Andean Explorer (South America)

21. Pride of Africa (Africa)

22. Blue Train (Africa)

23. Sunlander (Australia)

24. Indian Pacific (Australia)

25. Ghan (Australia)