All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 9781569761892
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

“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.

All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 9781569761762
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

“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.

All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 9781569768495
Year 2011-01-24
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Written for both veterans and those considering their first rail journey, this guide is an expansive resource for train travel and the broader world of rail transit in the United States and Canada. Bridging the past with the present, the handbook explores the origins of the rail systems, the monumental task of building America's first trans-continental railroad, passenger and freight railroad operations, and the differences between the various lines. The new edition includes updated information on ticketing procedures, routes, Amtrak's simplified fare structures, and the explosion of railroad-related data such as schedules and ticket purchase options available on the internet. In addition to offering time-tested advice on finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, when to board, and whom to tip and how much, the reference presents a number of rail itineraries-from day trips to see the colors of the fall season to lengthy journeys that will take more adventurous travelers around the entire country. A perspective on high-speed lines-such as proposed links between Los Angeles and San Francisco and Chicago to St. Louis-envisions the future of rail transportation.

USA by Rail

USA by Rail Author John Pitt
ISBN-10 1841622559
Year 2008
Pages 322
Language en
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

"Featuring 37 routes crossing the US and Canada, this guide highlights what to see from the train window, plus where to stay and what to see once you alight." - - Provided by publisher.

Canada by Train

Canada by Train Author Chris Hanus
ISBN-10 097308975X
Year 2009-05-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Way of the Rail Pub
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

Tourist Trains Guidebook

Tourist Trains Guidebook Author Trains Magazine
ISBN-10 9780871162731
Year 2009-04-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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

Tourist Trains Guidebook Sixth Edition

Tourist Trains Guidebook  Sixth Edition Author Trains Magazine
ISBN-10 1627004092
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Kalmbach Books
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

Appleton s Railway Guide to the USA and Canada

Appleton s Railway Guide to the USA and Canada Author D. Appleton
ISBN-10 1471159949
Year 2017-06-13
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Simon & Schuster UK
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World Author Anthony Lambert
ISBN-10 9781785780660
Year 2016-05-05
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Icon Books
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Whether you’re on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other. From the modest line through North Yorkshire’s Esk Valley to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the coast-tocoast journey through the mountains of Corsica, acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents an unmissable selection for any traveller who loves the journey as much as the destination. Here is a carefully chosen, wide-ranging selection of train journeys with character, sublime scenery and a real sense of history.

Views from the Train My US Train Trip

Views from the Train  My US Train Trip Author Jo Alex
ISBN-10 9781624886294
Year 2012-12-18
Pages 54
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Views from the Train: My US Train Trip is a journey from Seattle, Washington passing though beautiful forests, large deserts, breath taking rivers, ancient canyons and rolling into the heart of a modern Midwestern city, Chicago, Illinois. Ride the train with the author and experience the trip through the thoughtful reflections of the author. In this memoir, the author hopes to inspire others to travel the US and take an exciting train trip on the Amtrak. After her Amtrak train trip, the author firmly believes the California Zephyr train route is a must do for every US traveler.

Canadian Rail Travel Guide

Canadian Rail Travel Guide Author Daryl Adair
ISBN-10 1554552982
Year 2015-05-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

All aboard for an exciting and informative ride. The new Canadian Rail Travel Guide is like having your own personal tour guide to ensure you get the most out of your time on Canada's scenic rail routes. This Conveniently-sized book is filled with essential information including: mile-by-mile descriptions of points of interest, locations of communities along the rail routes, route histories, overviews of destination attractions, contact information and addresses for arranging overnight accommodation, and more. Extensively researched, the Canadian Rail Travel Guide contains approximately 150 detailed colour maps and photographs of all the rail passenger routes across Canada. With a special section on everything you need to know before you go, you won't want to plan a rail trip without it.

The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide

The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide Author F. Lynghaug
ISBN-10 0760334994
Year 2009-10-02
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Voyageur Press (MN)
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The only official guidebook to horse breed standards and conformation in North America, with breed history and information on gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations.

Lonely Planet China

Lonely Planet China Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781787010529
Year 2017-06-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lonely Planet
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

#1 best-selling guide to China* Lonely Planet China is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Try dumplings in Beijing, visit the Great Wall or cruise down the Yangzi River; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of China and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet China: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - customs, history, art, religion, cinema, calligraphy, architecture, martial arts, landscapes, cuisine Free, convenient pull-out Beijing city map (included in print version), plus over 190 maps Covers Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Shanghai, Fujian, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Zhejiang, Jilin, Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Hainan, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Tibet and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet China , our most comprehensive guide to China, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *Best-selling guide to China. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Riding the Iron Rooster

Riding the Iron Rooster Author Paul Theroux
ISBN-10 9780241958834
Year 2011-12-15
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Paul Theroux left Victoria Station on a rainy Saturday in April thinking that taking eight trains across Europe, Eastern Europe, the USSR and Mongolia would be the easy way to get to the Chinese border – the relaxing way, even. He would read a little, take notes, eat regular meals and gaze contentedly out of windows. The reality, of course, was very different. In fact, Theroux experienced a decidedly odd and unexpected trip to China that set the challenging tone for his epic year-long rail journey around that vast, inscrutable land – a journey which involved riding nearly every train in the country. ‘Wry, humorful and occasionally querulous ... as Theroux makes excruciatingly clear, travelling alone in the Middle Kingdom is not for the faint of heart or stomach’ Time.