The Orient Express: A Famous Train Ride Across Europe That Made History

The Orient Express at the Salzburg station. (Culture Club/Getty Images)

Perhaps the best-known train in the world, the Orient Express conjures images of luxury, exotic locations, and thanks to a famous Agatha Christie novel, murder. The train is as famous as the Polar Express and Little Red Caboose, but it was—and still is—a real passenger train that carried well-to-do travelers from Paris to Istanbul.