All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide

All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide

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by Jim Loomis
     
 

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Riding the rails in style has never been easier! This is the definitive guide to North American train travel, complete with booking procedures, onboard etiquette, maps, floor plans for typical coach and sleeping cars and more. It reflects the recent, sweeping changes at Amtrak, North America's largest passenger rail system.See more details below

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Riding the rails in style has never been easier! This is the definitive guide to North American train travel, complete with booking procedures, onboard etiquette, maps, floor plans for typical coach and sleeping cars and more. It reflects the recent, sweeping changes at Amtrak, North America's largest passenger rail system.

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Booknews
Revision of the first edition of 1995. Loomis guides the first-time rider from boarding to tipping. He also covers trackside signs, signals, fault detectors, causes of delays. Routes & sights on Amtrak & Via Rail are brief. Appendices deal with hotels, excursions, competent travel agents, RR terms. A good primer, a solid reference. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher

All Aboard is a comprehensive guide, of particular usefulness to generations that have grown up without train travel being a routine part of their lives.” —Pacific Northwest Rail News

“Even for those with a working knowledge of train travel, this book is helpful. Highly recommended.” —Railroad History

“Loomis wants to overcome any trepidation you may have by explaining every part of the train and the trip in detail, and succeeds admirably; his recommendations are so enthusiastic and infectious you will soon find yourself looking for your nearest station! This is the essential reference for those who want to experience the magic of trains for themselves.” —San Diego Book Review

I would unequivocally recommend this for anyone who has ever expressed an inkling of desire for a train adventure." —Amateur Traveler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569763094
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/24/2011
Edition description:
Third edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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