Railway Heritage and Tourism PB: Global Perspectives

Railway Heritage and Tourism PB: Global Perspectives

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ISBN-13: 9781845414375
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Publication date: 05/15/2014
Series: Tourism and Cultural Change Series , #37
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.81(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Michael V. Conlin is a professor in the Okanagan School of Business, Canada. His research focuses on cultural and heritage tourism and industrial cultural heritage. Recent publications include Mining Heritage and Tourism (edited with L. Jolliffe, 2011).

Geoffrey R. Bird is a professor at Royal Roads University, Canada. His research interests include cultural and heritage tourism and remembrance tourism. He is the co-author of Transforming Communities through Tourism (with C. Fisher, B. White & T. Hood, 2009).

Table of Contents

Figures vii

Tables ix

Contributors xi

Acknowledgements xix

Part 1 Introduction

1 Railway Heritage and Tourism: Themes, Issues and Trends Michael V. Conlin Geoffrey R. Bird 3

Part 2 Issues, Themes and Trends

2 Railway Hotels: From Infrastructure to Destination Bradford T. Hudson 17

3 Railfans and Railway Heritage Tourism Kyle Stefanovic Rhonda Koster 26

4 The Magic of Trains and Travel in Children's Stories Warwick Frost Jennifer Laing 42

5 Railway Heritage for the Cruise Market Kim Lemky Lee Jolliffe Michael V. Conlin 55

6 Safety on the Line: Balancing Authentic Experiences Against Risks and Hazards Josephine Pryce 73

7 New Zealand Rail Trails: Heritage Tourism Attractions and Rural Communities Arianne C. Reis Carla Jellum 90

8 The Dining Car's Contribution to Railroad Heritage Tourism James D. Porterfield 105

9 Revitalizing Community Values Through Railway Regeneration in the Asia Pacific Region: A Tourism Research and Education Approach Ian Chaplin 115

Part 3 National and Regional Railway Heritage Tourism

10 Railroad Tourism in Brazil Carla Conceiçao Lana Fraga Marcio Peixoto de Sequeira Santos Sergio de Castro Ribeiro 137

11 Railway Tourism: An Opportunity to Diversify Tourism in Mexico Blanca A. Camargo C. Gabriela Garza Marel Morales 151

12 The Grand Canyon Railway Fredrick Collison 166

13 Railways as Heritage Attractions: The Malaysia-Singapore Line Joan Henderson 190

14 The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes: A Masterpiece of Railway Engineering Philips Boksberger Martin Sturzenegger 201

15 Regional Railway Revival: Connecting Heritage and Tourism in the Spa Centre of Australia Leanne White 214

16 The Future of the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway: A Political Economic Perspective Libo Yan Xingcheng Zhuang 227

17 The St Kitts Scenic Railway: A Journey into an Island's Heritage William Found 247

18 The Future of Railway Heritage Tourism The West Coast Wilderness Railway, Tasmania Michael V. Conlin Bruce Prideaux 263

Part 4 Conclusion

19 No Terminus in Sight: New Horizons for Heritage Railways Geoffrey R. Bird Michael V. Conlin 279

Index 288

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