All Aboard!: The Complete Guide to North American Train Travelby Jim Loomis
There's nothing quite like the thrill of a train trip, traveling in comfort as you pass towns and meadows, venture through canyons, and cross over mountains. But in a territory as vast as North America, many of the best routes are easily overlooked even by the most avid train travelers. Whether you're traveling from Los Mochis to Chihuahua, from Los Angeles to New York City, or from Vancouver to Halifax, this indispensable guide will teach you new ways to make your train experience even more enjoyable.
Everything you've ever wanted to know about trains and rail travel is here from history to logistics. Longtime rail enthusiast Jim Loomis will help you plan a unique, memorable train excursion. Inside you'll find detailed and useful information such as:
Descriptions of scenic rail excursions
Route maps for passenger trains in the United States, Canada, and Mexico
Floor plans for typical coach and sleeping cars
And much more!
Along the way, you'll learn the fascinating folklore and history of railroading in North America; fundamentals of railroading operations, safety, and equipment; and professional railroading terms as explained in a full glossary.
- Crown Publishing Group
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- 5.49(w) x 8.49(h) x 1.04(d)
Meet the Author
Jim Loomis is a travel writer and owns an advertising firm. He has traveled practically every North American rail route — at least once!
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