Panama Canal Railway, Colon

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The 1849 California Gold Rush led to a sudden and desperate demand for transportation of hopeful gold miners to California, and thus Panama Canal Railway was born. Construction began in 1850 and the first official journey took place in 1955. The railway was coined a transcontinental railroad--the first of its kind-- connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through Central America with 77 km (48 mi) of rail running parallel to the Panama Canal. The rail provides both freight and passenger service, offering a scenic view of ships, jungle, and wildlife. Put Panama Canal Railway into our Colon vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Do for the view, but very expensive $ 25 just to go back we did in buses at $ 3.15. Bus to the terminal every 40 minutes. Attention do not walk in Colon, dangerous city. We have stopped nicely by the Police for we advise against making the city walk. Poverty (poverty) is unbearable in this country that calls itself "rich"
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  • I did this train ride as part of a tour with Thomson cruises and really enjoyed it. You do not see much of the Panama canal railway but it was great to travel through the vast array of tropical forest...  more »
  • We do return to Panama from Colón promenade. Unique views of the canal all the way. An excursion to not stop doing
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