All Aboard Tito’s Train: A Dictator’s Time Capsule of Luxury Travel

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In a rundown warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia sits an opulent custom-designed train that belonged to none other than Josip Broz Tito, late dictator of the former country of Yugoslavia. During his reign, Tito used the train to shuttle his family and entourage to the Brijuni Islands and to host actresses and state leaders, including Queen Elizabeth II. Fittingly, the train also carried Tito — in his coffin — to his final resting place after he died in 1980. Stunning photos included.
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