All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 9781569761892
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press

“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

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.

All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 WISC:89066443581
Year 1995
Pages 390
Language en
Publisher Prima Lifestyles

Longtime rail enthusiast and travel writer Jim Loomis has assembled a practical guide that lauds the joys of stress-free train travel. With information about booking, schedules, on-board etiquette, and more, the book also features a fascinating history of railroading in North America. Maps.

USA by Rail

USA by Rail Author John Pitt
ISBN-10 1841622559
Year 2008
Pages 322
Language en
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides

"Featuring 37 routes crossing the US and Canada, this guide highlights what to see from the train window, plus where to stay and what to see once you alight." - - Provided by publisher.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Views from the Train My US Train Trip

Views from the Train  My US Train Trip Author Jo Alex
ISBN-10 9781624886294
Year 2012-12-18
Pages 54
Language en
Publisher BookBaby

Views from the Train: My US Train Trip is a journey from Seattle, Washington passing though beautiful forests, large deserts, breath taking rivers, ancient canyons and rolling into the heart of a modern Midwestern city, Chicago, Illinois. Ride the train with the author and experience the trip through the thoughtful reflections of the author. In this memoir, the author hopes to inspire others to travel the US and take an exciting train trip on the Amtrak. After her Amtrak train trip, the author firmly believes the California Zephyr train route is a must do for every US traveler.

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

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.

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

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.


Amtrak Author Amtrak
ISBN-10 0871164442
Year 2011
Pages 143
Language en
Publisher Kalmbach Publishing Company

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.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express Author Chris Van Allsburg
ISBN-10 9780547771281
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.

Trains A Complete History

Trains  A Complete History Author Philip Steele
ISBN-10 1626861560
Year 2014-07-10
Pages 116
Language en

An icon of the Industrial Revolution, railroads were essential to the progress of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Today’s trains travel at speeds up to 268 miles per hour, and the limits continue to be pushed. Trains: A Complete History provides an excellent overview of the train models that were groundbreaking in their respective eras. The scope of progress comes to life on these pages—from the 1830 Best Friend of Charleston, whose passengers were to said to have traveled “on the wings of the wind” at a whopping top speed of twenty-five miles per hour, to the 2012 hybrid-powered Japan Railway HD300, which uses 36 percent less fuel than traditional trains and travels at speeds up to seventy miles per hour. Complete with a detachable collection of press-out model train pieces,Trains: A Complete History is the two-in-one book that will have train enthusiasts young and old tooting their horns and hollering, “All aboard!”