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Amtraking: A Guide to Enjoyable Train Travel Paperback – January 1, 1994


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For anyone planning a trip via Amtrak, this guide is essential. A former computer engineer, business consultant, and shop owner, Emeka turned his love of trains into a career as an Amtrak attendant. In this guide he shares his knowledge of rail travel by answering the questions most often asked by travelers and offers further tips for traveling by rail. Covered are topics such as getting the best fare, preparing to board the train, sleeping and dining services, and entertainment while traveling. The author's concern for his passengers' comfort is evident throughout and is especially evident in the section on services for those with special needs. This informative and concise guide will be a useful addition to library travel collections.
Lucille Corbo, MLS, Scranton, Pa.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

The author worked on-board Amtrak's western trains from 1989 to 1998. He wrote AMTRAKing in 1994, and more recently, in 1999, he has written Heart & Soul of the Train. A retired Army officer, he is married and lives with his family on the Olympic peninsula near Port Orchard, Washington
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Apollo Pub Co (January 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964012502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964012509
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #868,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a retired Army officer and retirede Amtrak trainman who has authored 2 books about cancer,and 2 books about train travel. Born in Fargo, Arkansas in 1941, I hold a masters degree in business administration. The 2 books about cancer were written after my beloved wife (of 36 year) made her transition from this life due to cancer. I wrote the 2 books about train travel while working onboard Amtrak's long haul trains between 1989 and 2003. Train travel has been and continues to be a favorite pasttime. Both cancer books address things that we each can do on our own to prevent and often overcome cancer.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Michael Charton on September 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
I have taken Amtrak across country. I wish I had known about Mauris Emeka's book before I went. Emeka, a car attendant for Amtrak is extremely knowledgable about the service and how you can make your ride as comfortable as possible. The only thing I might have changed is that I would have cut out the first chapter on railroad history. While interesting for a train buff, I don't think it added anything. I did enjoy his explanations on how to buy your tickets and get the best fare, as well as keeping fit on a long trip, the dining car, etc. I plan to buy the book and carry it with me on any Amtrak trip. I hope Mr. Emeka does updates as needed.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robyn on July 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
I took my first train trip last year, and had a great experience all around. Mr. Emeka's book is THE book to have when planning an Amtrak trip. I'd love to see an updated version, but this one has a lot of helpful tips on making travel most enjoyable. Buying tip--don't pay $28 for the used copies. Send $11.95 to the Apollo Publishing Company (listed under the Editorial Review section) and you'll get a new copy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 17, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book tells you everything you need to take trips on Amtrak. It prepares you with information about purchasing tickets, sleeping arrangements etc.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 30, 1996
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This is a great book if you want to learn more about Amtrak's serrvices. It tells about the sleeping rooms, the lounge, diner, etc.
If you haven't traveled Amtrak for a while, or you want to learn more about Amtrak, this is a "must read"
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