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Panama Canal Railway Company

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 317-6070
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western...

This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal that offers excellent views of the waterway and rainforests along its shoreline.

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Train travel extraordinaire

Takes you back to the days when train travel had some charm and romance associated with it. Wonderful trip following the canal. Worth the money. We did one way and hopped on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Takes you back to the days when train travel had some charm and romance associated with it. Wonderful trip following the canal. Worth the money. We did one way and hopped on the bus to return to Albrook Mall.

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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

building this railway cost untcounted thousands of lives. The result is a unique facility that permits travel on land between the oceans. Sadly the schedule does not allow most tourists with limited time to make the journey. The observation cars are special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this is a must to do. It's not just a train ride it's a trip back in time on an ancient Railway that still has the decor of the nineteen-hundreds. Well worth the $25 to make the trip. Caution find another way to get to Colon and catch the train from there back to Panama. trip is only an hour... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train ride was pleasant in itself; about 1 hour ride from Panama City to Colon along a somewhat "pretty" scenery. However if you think you will see a lot of the canal you might be very disappointed. The train mostly passes on a forested track and there is not much to see except for trees and occasionally some lake... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

$25 per person each way for a one hour ride. Does not pass through much beautiful scenery. Renovated car is very nice, with old wood paneling, etc. Looked like 5 cars, but only one car took passengers. Not sure why they were dragging all these other cars. We took the train only one way; had a car drive us from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the train one way from Panama City to Colon, about one hour travel time. Our tour guide was picking us up in Colon. The seating was comfortable and we were given a snack pack from the staff...all good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We took this early morning train in the observation car. What a lovely ride to Colon along Gatun Lake so picturesque.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It helped to be near both airports, mall, buses & trains. This hotel is small but quiet off the main street and very easy to find because it's the same name of the town.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The train ride was great. It was in old dome cars. There were viewing platforms to take great pictures and get fresh air. 1 hour journey. Can only buy tickets on day of travel and in Panama City and the ticket office opens at 0630.

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a nice train ride where you view parts of the canal. The open viewing area is great as is the car with the high windows. Odd that we did not get the snack boxes until we disembarked

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