Teatime used to be much more stylish for train travelers.
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Planes may get you where you're going more quickly, but there's something to be said about taking the scenic route aboard a train.

While you might have romantic notions about riding the rails, train travel isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days when people packed their belongings in posh trunks and drank Champagne in luxurious dining cars.

To illustrate how glamorous train travel once was, we rounded up photos from the 1910s to the 1950s and compared them to images from the present day.

Read on to see what train travel was like in its heyday.

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