OUR TOP 5
Europe’s Best Steam Trains
Steam railways were once ubiquitous throughout Europe and their importance to the history of the region cannot be understated. Their arrival was a significant moment in the Industrial Revolution, allowing passengers to travel with relative ease on journeys that would have taken days by foot or horse.
The first steam locomotive was developed in 1804 in the United
Kingdom and used primarily to transport cargo. Passengers would
have to wait more than 20-years - it wasn't until 1825
that the Locomotion No. 1 started carrying passengers. Today,
steam experiences are held in a nostalgic regard as a charming way
to experience a bygone age.
Here are Our Top 5 picks of the best steam railway experiences in Europe.