Panamá-Canal Railroad, 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 Panamá-Canal Railroad 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. Panamá-Canal Railroad is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Colon Edition.
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  • Our family of 4 (with 6 month old and 3 year old) took a one way trip to Colon from Panama City. This is a beautiful activity for little ones. You get to take the train along the Panama canal and see ...  more »
  • So glad we decided to take the train to see the countryside! Truly an amazing experience that won't soon be forgotten! If you're on a time crunch, this is a marvelous way to go! ;)  more »
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