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All aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide


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All Aboard-here completely revised and updated-is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. Written for both veterans and novices of rail travel, it will make any trip run smoothly and enjoyably with its insightful tips and information about how railroads operate. Author and expert rail traveler Jim Loomis offers not only well-tested itineraries based on his intricate knowledge of North American routes and the best times to ride them, but he also provides invaluable advice on the nitty-gritty: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, knowing which onboard staff members to tip and how much, packing for an overnight trip, and even maneuvering in those cramped sleeping-car bathrooms.

About the Author

\Jim Loomis writes frequent columns about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s routes, including taking all their long-distance trains several times. He is a member of the National Association of Railroad Passengers and was elected to NARP's Council of Representatives, the governing body of the organization.

Table of Contents

Why take a train? — How it all began — Amtrak to the rescue — Planning your own train trip — Packing and last-minute details — Life onboard — Who's in charge here? — When things go wrong — Passenger train equipment — How it all works — What about all those freight trains? — Safety is priority number one — Taking the train in Canada — Mexico's Copper Canyon train — Will there be trains in our future? — Appendix A: Pick a train, any train — Appendix B: Suggested itineraries — Appendix C: Railroad terms and slang — Appendix D: How to find a rail-savvy travel agent — Appendix E: Passenger rail advocates — Appendix F: Excursion trains and railroad museums.

Product Details

Chicago Review Press
Loomis, Jim
Travel : United States - General
Travel : Canada
Transportation : Railroads - General
Publication Date:
January 2011

Related Subjects

Transportation » Railroads » General
Travel » General
Travel » North America » Canada
Travel » North America » Mexico
Travel » North America » United States » General

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