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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums

Author: Trains Magazine
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0890244243
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Railroad museums

The unforgettable wail of a train whistle echoing through the hills. The rumble of a hard-working diesel locomotive. The crackle of sparks at the end of a trolley pole. These are reminders of a time when travel was synonymous with mystery and adventure.

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.

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.

Empire State Railway Museum s Tourist Trains

Author: Empire State Railway Museum
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0871162245
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Genre: Transportation

Plan your railroading vacation with Tourist Trains 2006. 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 photo and brief descriptions of each attraction, with admission price, hours of operation, and directions. Features easy-to-use coupons worth hundreds of dollars in discounts!

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.

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.

Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums 1998

Author: Empire State Railway Museum
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 0890243395
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Genre: Railroad museums

All the information railfans need to plan their railroading vacations this year. The Empire State Railway Museum's bestseller is back! This 1998 edition is the most complete guide to tourist railroads, railroad museums, miniature live steam railroads, and toy train exhibits in the U.S. and Canada. -- Coupons for savings at many of the attractions are included, as well as dining and accommodation suggestions. -- Features alphabetical listings of railroad rides and attractions by state and Canadian province -- Includes operating schedules of all trains -- Offers information on special events and locations -- Formerly titled Steam Passenger Service Directory

Steam Passenger Service Directory

Author: Kalmbach Publishing Co
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0890243093
Release Date: 1997-03-01
Genre: Railroad museums

Travelers will enjoy this trip-planning guide to hundreds of tourist railroads, railroad museums, miniature live-steam railroads, and model train exhibits in the U.S. and Canada. Includes locations, operating hours, admission prices, and discount coupons for many attractions.

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.