All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 9781569761762
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.

All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 9781569761892
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.

All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 9781569768495
Year 2011-01-24
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Written for both veterans and those considering their first rail journey, this guide is an expansive resource for train travel and the broader world of rail transit in the United States and Canada. Bridging the past with the present, the handbook explores the origins of the rail systems, the monumental task of building America's first trans-continental railroad, passenger and freight railroad operations, and the differences between the various lines. The new edition includes updated information on ticketing procedures, routes, Amtrak's simplified fare structures, and the explosion of railroad-related data such as schedules and ticket purchase options available on the internet. In addition to offering time-tested advice on finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, when to board, and whom to tip and how much, the reference presents a number of rail itineraries-from day trips to see the colors of the fall season to lengthy journeys that will take more adventurous travelers around the entire country. A perspective on high-speed lines-such as proposed links between Los Angeles and San Francisco and Chicago to St. Louis-envisions the future of rail transportation.

USA by Rail

USA by Rail Author John Pitt
ISBN-10 9781841623894
Year 2012-01
Pages 354
Language en
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
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Describes routes crisscrossing the United States, shows how to make the most of a rail pass and includes maps and sightseeing and accommodation tips.

Waiting on a Train

Waiting on a Train Author James McCommons
ISBN-10 9781603582599
Year 2009-11-06
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year on America's trains, talking to the people who ride and work the rails throughout much of the Amtrak system. Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism. Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officials, politicians, government regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who are rallying around a simple question: Why has the greatest railroad nation in the world turned its back on the very form of transportation that made modern life and mobility possible? Distrust of railroads in the nineteenth century, overregulation in the twentieth, and heavy government subsidies for airports and roads have left the country with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail system. Amtrak has endured for decades, and yet failed to prosper owing to a lack of political and financial support and an uneasy relationship with the big, remaining railroads. While riding the rails, McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward in America--and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation systems. Against the backdrop of the nation's stimulus program, he explores what it will take to build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized in America.

Canada by Train

Canada by Train Author Chris Hanus
ISBN-10 097308975X
Year 2009-05-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Way of the Rail Pub
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VIA Rail, Canada's national passenger train service, makes visiting this breathtaking country a truly memorable journey. Canada by Train is the complete guidebook to train travel with VIA Rail. Full of useful facts and vivid photographs, this guide provides current, comprehensive details on train services and safety measures. The guide features over 500 full-color illustrations and photographs; updated information on schedules, fares and pass options; mile-by-mile route guides; practical suggestions on traveling light, settling in sleepers and coaches; and more.--From publisher description.

Tourist Trains Guidebook

Tourist Trains Guidebook Author Trains Magazine
ISBN-10 9780871162731
Year 2009-04-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
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Provides reviews and listings for a variety of railroad museums in the United States and Canada.

Rail ventures

Rail ventures Author Jack W. Swanson
ISBN-10 WISC:89058297516
Year 1990-04-01
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher
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The revised, updated edition of this guide is one of the most thoroughly researched and well-organized volumes available on traveling by train in North America. Includes detailed schedules, scenic descriptions, station locations, and tips for travelers.

Tourist Trains Guidebook Sixth Edition

Tourist Trains Guidebook  Sixth Edition Author Trains Magazine
ISBN-10 1627004092
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Kalmbach Books
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Tourist Trains Guidebook, Sixth Edition describes 500 of the most popular train attractions, museums, and railroad vacation destinations in the U.S. and Canada. A unique travel guide that appeals to train buffs, individuals interested in historic trains and sites, and families looking for kid-friendly vacations. About 80% of the book contains new material in a redesigned easy-to-read format, with individual sites organized by region. The digest book size offers a portable format that fits inside a backpack or tote. Over 200 of the most popular sites are detailed in in-depth reviews written by contributors and staff from the highly regarded publication, Trains magazine. The remaining 300 listings highlight smaller trains, museums, and depots. As passenger train travel enjoys a real renaissance today, a comprehensive railroad travel guide will be a valuable addition to your product line. Tourist Trains Guidebook is the most exhaustive railroad-themed travel guide on the market.

The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World Author Anthony Lambert
ISBN-10 9781785780660
Year 2016-05-05
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Icon Books
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Whether you’re on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other. From the modest line through North Yorkshire’s Esk Valley to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the coast-tocoast journey through the mountains of Corsica, acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents an unmissable selection for any traveller who loves the journey as much as the destination. Here is a carefully chosen, wide-ranging selection of train journeys with character, sublime scenery and a real sense of history.

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails Author William C. Herow
ISBN-10 1885464258
Year 1996
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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Gives detailed descriptions of over 90 scenic train rides, as well as train ride location maps, boarding areas, schedules, fares, special events, excursions and more.

Appleton s Railway Guide to the USA and Canada

Appleton s Railway Guide to the USA and Canada Author D. Appleton
ISBN-10 1471159949
Year 2017-06-13
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Simon & Schuster UK
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A facsimile edition of the classic 1879 travel guide—often referred to as “Appleton’s Guide”—that inspired the Great American Railroad Journeys PBS television series with Michael Portillo. Appleton’s Railway Guide to the United States & Canada was originally published in two volumes, describing the variety of attractions offered in each North American town or city the train traveler would encounter along the railway system's numerous routes. It was the first tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, offering a rare glimpse through the carriage window of a continent lost to history. As with many guidebooks of the era, Appleton Guides became obsolete as routes and destinations became less popular and new guidebooks took their place. Both these volumes became collector’s items due to their rarity, until now. An unprecedented snapshot of North America in the 1870s, Appleton’s Railway Guide is a must-have for any travel and railway enthusiast, historian, and fan of Americana.

Canadian Rail Travel Guide

Canadian Rail Travel Guide Author Daryl Adair
ISBN-10 1554552982
Year 2015-05-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
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All aboard for an exciting and informative ride. The new Canadian Rail Travel Guide is like having your own personal tour guide to ensure you get the most out of your time on Canada's scenic rail routes. This Conveniently-sized book is filled with essential information including: mile-by-mile descriptions of points of interest, locations of communities along the rail routes, route histories, overviews of destination attractions, contact information and addresses for arranging overnight accommodation, and more. Extensively researched, the Canadian Rail Travel Guide contains approximately 150 detailed colour maps and photographs of all the rail passenger routes across Canada. With a special section on everything you need to know before you go, you won't want to plan a rail trip without it.