|Subject: Rail travel in Europe|
I have found two sites most useful when I was travelling in Europe in the
http://www.sncf.com which is the french rail website. You can book your tickets a couple of days in without giving your credit card number by choosing the option for pickup at any SNCF station. By doing this you get a reference number or Numerio de Desio that you show to the SNCF counter person and he simply prints them out and you pay for them. I found that it saves quite a bit of time (Note the site is also in english).
http://www.railtraveleurope.com has links to most of the rail sites in Europe.
Hope this helps.
Tom Cobban London Canada