PHOTOS| World Leaders Ride the Rails Across History

World | Associated Press | January 12, 2019, 8:22 am
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 National Congress Party leader Mahatma Gandhi, disembarks from a train for talks with Mohammad Ali Jinnah, leader of the Muslim League. (Image: AP)
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National Congress Party leader Mahatma Gandhi, disembarks from a train for talks with Mohammad Ali Jinnah, leader of the Muslim League. (Image: AP)

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 Queen Elizabeth II is given a tour of the carriage of a parked train at the Baker Street underground station in London. (Image: AP)
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Queen Elizabeth II is given a tour of the carriage of a parked train at the Baker Street underground station in London. (Image: AP)

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 President Clinton is joined by his wife, Hillary, and daughter, Chelsea, as they wave to the crowd just before departing Huntington, W.Va., via train to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (Image: AP)
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President Clinton is joined by his wife, Hillary, and daughter, Chelsea, as they wave to the crowd just before departing Huntington, W.Va., via train to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (Image: AP)

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 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan shakes hands with a commuter aboard a train from New Haven, Connecticut, to New York's Grand Central Station in New York. (Image: AP)
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Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan shakes hands with a commuter aboard a train from New Haven, Connecticut, to New York's Grand Central Station in New York. (Image: AP)

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 President Vladimir Putin prepares to leave a subway car in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)
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President Vladimir Putin prepares to leave a subway car in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Vice President Richard Nixon works on a speech while riding a train during his campaign through Ohio. (Image: AP)
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Vice President Richard Nixon works on a speech while riding a train during his campaign through Ohio. (Image: AP)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ride from Pentrich Railway Station to Pietermaritzburg in South Africa to trace the legacy of the Mahatma. (Image: PMO India)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ride from Pentrich Railway Station to Pietermaritzburg in South Africa to trace the legacy of the Mahatma. (Image: PMO India)

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 North Korean President Kim II Sung waves farewell to Chinese leaders in Beijing as he departs on a special train to the Chinese port city of Tianjin. (Image: AP)
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North Korean President Kim II Sung waves farewell to Chinese leaders in Beijing as he departs on a special train to the Chinese port city of Tianjin. (Image: AP)

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 North Korean government, leader Kim Jong Un waves as he was given a send-off at a train station in Beijing. (Image: AP)
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North Korean government, leader Kim Jong Un waves as he was given a send-off at a train station in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 German Chancellor Adolf Hitler gives Italian dictator Benito Mussolini a left-handed shake as he leaves by train after a conference in Germany. Hitler's right hand injured after an attempted assassination. (Image: AP)
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German Chancellor Adolf Hitler gives Italian dictator Benito Mussolini a left-handed shake as he leaves by train after a conference in Germany. Hitler's right hand injured after an attempted assassination. (Image: AP)

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 North Korean leader Kim Jong Il waves out of a window of his armored train at the Russian border railway station of Khasan, Russia. (Image: AP)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il waves out of a window of his armored train at the Russian border railway station of Khasan, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 US President Jimmy Carter waves to crowds in Banha, Egypt, accompanied by President Anwar Sadat during their train trip from Cairo to Alexandria. (Image: AP)
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US President Jimmy Carter waves to crowds in Banha, Egypt, accompanied by President Anwar Sadat during their train trip from Cairo to Alexandria. (Image: AP)

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 President Franklin D. Roosevelt smiles as he speaks to a Congressional welcoming committee which met him at Union Station on his return to Washington. (Image: AP)
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt smiles as he speaks to a Congressional welcoming committee which met him at Union Station on his return to Washington. (Image: AP)

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 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reads one of his newspapers during his subway ride to City Hall in New York. (Image: AP)
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reads one of his newspapers during his subway ride to City Hall in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth smile as they stand at the rear of the Royal train as it pulls out of Quebec enroute to Montreal and the west coast of Canada. (Image: AP)
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Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth smile as they stand at the rear of the Royal train as it pulls out of Quebec enroute to Montreal and the west coast of Canada. (Image: AP)

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 US Vice-President George HW Bush and wife Barbara Bush and Chinese officials ride in the rear car of a special train which carried him from Canton City to the Shenzhen special economic zone in China. (Image: AP)
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US Vice-President George HW Bush and wife Barbara Bush and Chinese officials ride in the rear car of a special train which carried him from Canton City to the Shenzhen special economic zone in China. (Image: AP)

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 President Harry S. Truman at St. Louis' Union Station holds up an election day edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune, which - based on early results - mistakenly announced
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President Harry S. Truman at St. Louis' Union Station holds up an election day edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune, which - based on early results - mistakenly announced "Dewey Defeats Truman." (Image: AP)

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