USA by Rail

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2008 - Travel - 322 pages
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Fully updated to take into account route and timetable changes, this is the only book available specifically designed for US train travel. Rugged charm sets the train apart from more mundane means of transport and its ecological soundness is again in fashion. Pampered by helpful attendants, you can travel from coast to coast, explore the Rocky Mountains and ride directly alongside two oceans. Less expensive than flying and more comfortable than the bus, the train keeps you relaxed and in touch with an ever-changing landscape as the world becomes a framed but moving picture.

  

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Out of date, though I assume that wasn't the case when it was printed, but notwithstanding that it's too dense, too full of information available from Amtrak's website and not enough advise. Read full review

Contents

From Horsepower to Amtrak
3
American Trains Today
12
Practical Information
29
PART
43
for San Francisco
83
The Empire Builder
92
The Empire Builder
105
ChicagoNew Orleans
152
The Vermonter
221
Chapter 24
234
Chapter 25
241
Chapter 27
250
Chapter 29
259
Chapter 30
277
Appendix 1
303
Index
317

BostonWashington
174
Chapter 21
213

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About the author (2008)

John Pitt's travel pieces have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. He has traveled extensively in North America clocking up over 70,000 miles by train.

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