Railroads: Luxury on the Track

Sleek, high-speed aircraft may be the hallmark of 20th century transportation.

But in Western Europe these days, planes are getting increasing competition from the oldfashioned, earthbound railroad train. Across the Continent, a spreading network known as the Trans Europe Express is holding its own in the jet age — and teaching its passengers to expect luxury while they travel.

New trains are being added regularly.

This week, to celebrate its tenth birth day, TEE puts its plush new Rembrandt onto the daily run between Amsterdam and Munich. Passengers relax in form-hugging, foam-rubber seats...

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