Panama Canal Railway, Colon

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3.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were of Panama Columbus in the passenger train coming from Albrook to the 7h15am every day. They were 55 minutes of much comfort, visual incredible (as it is on the Bank of the Canal), at a speed that allows you to enjoy and a small breakfast. All USD25 and, really, a different and fun experience. Super advice. It problem is that there is only a schedule of ida (7h15am) and another of return of Colon (not I'm safe, but is near them 5 pm). It is super tourist and passenger wagon is beautiful.
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  • My visit began in the morning with departure from Panama City and a return by bus that afternoon. I'm not sure about the logistics of the return trip in the late afternoon unless you plan to spend the...  read more »
  • We did the Colon Panama City back on that train or a panoramic car is reserved for tourists. Service on board included coffee and tasted. The train crosses a part of Gatun Lake and runs along the canal, we're above all this and there by now seems to be on the water in a typical train American from another era.
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