Tourist Trains Guidebook

Author: Trains Magazine
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780871162731
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Travel

Provides reviews and listings for a variety of railroad museums in the United States and Canada.

Tourist Trains Guidebook Sixth Edition

Author: Trains Magazine
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 1627004092
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Transportation

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.

Tourist Trains 2004

Author: Kalmbach Publishing Company
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0871162075
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Transportation

Photographs, lists of locomotives, ticket prices, directions, and even trip times are included in this guide to more than 400 preserved and restored railroads and train museums.

All Aboard

Author: Jim Loomis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781569761762
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Travel

“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.

USA by Rail

Author: John Pitt
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841623894
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Transportation

Describes routes crisscrossing the United States, shows how to make the most of a rail pass and includes maps and sightseeing and accommodation tips.

Riding the Rails

Author: William C. Herow
Publisher:
ISBN: 1885464258
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Travel

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.

Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums

Author: Kalmbach Books
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0890244049
Release Date: 1998-12-31
Genre: Railroad museums

An annual bestseller, Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums is back with updated information for 1999. Railfans, modelers, collectors, and operators will enjoy planning their railroading vacations with the valuable information in this guide. It even includes 96 coupons for savings on entrance fees and tickets.

Slow Train to Switzerland

Author: Diccon Bewes
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 9781857889765
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Travel

A travel diary from 1863 inspires author Diccon Bewes to retrace Thomas Cook's historic train trip that revolutionized tourism forever.

Appleton s Railway Guide to the USA and Canada

Author: D. Appleton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
ISBN: 1471159949
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Travel

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.

Southern Railway s Historic Spencer Shops

Author: Larry K. Neal, Jr.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 073858780X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Southern Railway's Spencer Shops was a vibrant part of the Southeast's transportation network for more than 80 years. Starting in the late 1800s and continuing until its closure in 1979, the shop complex and its accompanying yards, transfer sheds, and stockyards constituted a major force in the economy of North Carolina and Southern states. The trains that the shop prepared were hauling everyday freight--Appalachian lumber, Piedmont textiles, and perishables--or were famous passenger trains like the Crescent, the Peach Queen, and many more. Others were more notable, such as the locomotive in the folk ballad "The Wreck of the Old 97" or President Roosevelt's funeral train in 1945. The Spencer Shops was an industrial power whose prominence today is celebrated in its continued role as the home to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. This book tells the story of how Spencer Shops came to be, its role in transportation, and its continued use today as a North Carolina Historic Site.

Canada by Train

Author: Chris Hanus
Publisher: Way of the Rail Pub
ISBN: 097308975X
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Transportation

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.

Hot Spots Guidebook

Author: Randy Rehberg
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0890248052
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Transportation

Share the thrill of more than 100 of the best train-watching locations in North America. Maps of the area, site descriptions, photographs, and approximate number of daily trains are included. Driving directions, nearby points of interest, local options for dining, lodging, and other activities make this the must-have guide for every railfan.

All Aboard

Author: Jim Loomis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781569761892
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Travel

“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.

Empire s State Railway Museum s Tourist Trains 2005

Author: Empire State Railway Museum
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0871162148
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: Transportation

Relive North America's railroading past with "Tourist Trains 2005. Photographs, Locomotive rosters, ticket prices, directions, and even trip times are included in this guide to more than 450 preserved and restored railroads and train museums. - Includes listings and photos of more than 450 railroad-related attractions, each with admission price, hours of operation, directions, and a brief description - Features easy-to-use coupons worth hundreds of dollars in discounts - Supported by national advertising in "Trains, Classic Trains, and "Model Railroader magazines