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Baseball packages, New England rail travel, and a food lover’s road trip

The Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire.HANDOUT

PLAN AHEAD FOR RAIL TRAVEL IN NEW ENGLAND

Fans of rail travel will want to check out Vacations By Rail’s five New England tours offered in September and October, 2021-2022. The six-to-10 day fall tours traverse a variety of states with options for museum tours, city walking tours, scenic cruises and optimum foliage viewing opportunities. For example, the six-day New England in a Nutshell tour explores historic and scenic sites in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont by rail, water, and sky (from $1,895); and the eight-day New England Autumn Foliage Express

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Is high-speed rail travel on a track to nowhere?

It was supposed to be a slick, gleaming piece of transport infrastructure that could shuttle passengers from Singapore to Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur in 90 minutes.

But at the start of this year, the $17bn (£12.5bn) 350km (217 mile) high-speed rail link between the two cities was cancelled for good.



The trains on the cancelled line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur were due to travel at speeds of more than 200km/h


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The trains on the cancelled line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur were due to travel at speeds of more than 200km/h

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad first hit pause on the proposed line after he took power in 2018, as part of a financial belt-tightening

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