Apparently there are still luxury trains that you can take trips on. There is a luxury train called the Seven Stars that travels through the mountains in Kyushu, Japan. And wow is it stunning inside! I’m sure the passengers feel something akin to royalty while staying in the suites aboard. Gilded latticework and rich wood paneling is found throughout the suites and other cars, all of which is made by local craftsmen.
There are several trains of this nature in fact. There's a fleet of trains that were restored that ravel through South Africa called the Rovos Rail...Read More