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Usa By Rail

Author : John Pitt
ISBN : 9781841623894
Genre : Transportation
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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.

All Aboard

Author : Jim Loomis
ISBN : 9781569761762
Genre : Travel
File Size : 32. 31 MB
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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.

Tourist Trains Guidebook

Author : Trains Magazine
ISBN : 9780871162731
Genre : Travel
File Size : 84. 73 MB
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Provides reviews and listings for a variety of railroad museums in the United States and Canada.

Canadian Rail Travel Guide

Author : Daryl Adair
ISBN : 1554552982
Genre : Travel
File Size : 53. 95 MB
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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.

Guide To North America S Tourist Railways And Museums

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ISBN : 0980117801
Genre : Great scenic railway journeys (Television program)
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Rail Ventures

Author : Jack W. Swanson
ISBN : WISC:89058297516
Genre : Travel
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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.

Amtrak S Best Kept Secret

Author : Elda Acevedo Estefania
ISBN : 1530338441
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A long time advocate of independent travel, Acevedo Estefania has published several articles that promote journeys instead of traditional tourism. In her first book "Amtrak's Best Kept Secret: A guide to traveling the U.S.A. with a Rail Pass, she shares her insights on how to use the United States Railroad system and the little known Rail Pass to get to know the United States intimately. Full of useful advice for the independent traveler, the guide is based on her research and the 30-day journey that she took with her two children: "Around the United States in 30 Days".

Amtrak

Author : Amtrak
ISBN : 0871164442
Genre : History
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This book chronicles the history of Amtrak. Drawing on four decades of archival photographs, it highlights the employees, trains, and technology that made rail travel possible since 1971. Accompanying the photos are a historical summary, timeline, and personal narratives for each decade. The Day in the Life of Amtrak photo feature offers a countrywide look at today's system. It is a great American train story.

Amtrak Across America

Author : John A. Fostik
ISBN : 1583882979
Genre : Transportation
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Amtrak is an essential part of America’s transportation system, today for over 28 million passengers. From the legacy Streamliners of the pre-Amtrak era—Champions, Chiefs, Eagles, Rockets, Zephyrs—to today’s modern Acela Express and future plans for more high speed “corridor trains,” this book covers all the lines from past to present. Through the use of evocative photos, postcards, memorabilia and other collateral, this book is a journey through the past 40 years of Amtrak across America and all the preceding rail lines that transformed the nation—the Downeaster, Adriondack, Ethan Allen Express, Vermonter, Capitol Limited, Cardinal and Hoosier, Empire Service, Keystone, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Pennsylvanian, Auto Train, Carolinian and Piedmont, Crescent, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Blue Water and Wolverine, Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr, City of New Orleans, Hiawatha, Illini and Saluki, Lincoln Service, Missouri River Runner, Pere Marquette, Heartland Flyer, Texas Eagle, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Cascades, Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, and Pacific Surfliner.

Zephyr

Author : Henry Kisor
ISBN : PSU:000032051025
Genre : Travel
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Whether dashing through the Plains, creeping over the Rockies, hurtling across the Great Basin, or threading the Sierra Nevada, the California Zephyr is an earthbound cruise ship bearing five hundred souls, each with a story to tell. Within its eighteen cars one hears tales of trysts in showers and sleepers, of charming serendipities in dining cars, of smuggling drugs and pets (including an elusive boa constrictor), and of a small child's tragic death on the tracks. The California Zephyr remains America's most exhilarating transcontinental train, traversing breath-taking mountain scenery and retracing the route of countless westering pioneers. Veteran journalist Henry Kisor climbs aboard this train and introduces us to the men and women who ride the rails - some out of restlessness, some as a hobby, some seeking love or friendship as they open new frontiers in their deeper selves. And of course there are the resourceful train crews, who tell tales of "dog-robbing" supplies in the yards, of coping with medical emergencies en route, and of keeping their good humor over the train's 51-hour run. The Zephyr's route is a passage of surprising connections, as the grand history of railroads, terminals, luxury limiteds, and western bandits exists side by side with contemporary concerns. Through Kisor's eyes, we participate in all the events that make a train trip magical. Fans of his acclaimed memoir, What's That Pig Outdoors? (which The New York Times Book Review said "may well become an American classic"), will not be surprised to find Kisor to be an active participant in his story and an affable traveling companion. As we head westward with him at our side, Zephyr becomes more than just aleisure trip, but a personal journey into the heart of America.

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