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USA by Rail Plus Canada, 8th Edition Paperback – May 1, 2012
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"The best guidebook for the journey." - Sunday Telegraph "An excellent publication. Essential reading." - Today's Railways
"The best guidebook for the journey." - Sunday Telegraph
"An excellent publication. Essential reading." - Today's Railways
"An excellent springboard to the many fascinating places to visit in North America. If you are travelling by rail in the States as a holiday, then this book is well worth its price." - Rail Magazine
"If you travel in the US (or Canada) by train, you'll find all you need here." - The Daily Telegraph
"From Boston to Washington, Chicago to Sacramento, New York to Miami and just about everywhere in between, the perfect train schedule is in this informative book. So pick it up and hop on board." - Footloose
From the Back Cover
The sixth edition of USA by Rail has been fully revised to include comprehensive advice on everything from ticket types to tipping, as well as a section on the history of North American railways. With 25 long-distance train journeys across the United States, and a further 12 in Canada, this is the essential handbook for anyone planning to explore this vast continent by rail.
Inside you will find:
* 37 long-distance routes in the USA and Canada
* Up-to-date timetables
* Sightseeing and accommodations in 38 major cities
* 100 steam railways and museums
* Area maps and route plans
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Top Customer Reviews
There's a section of info especially for overseas travelers.
Then it gets down to business, describing the towns and sights along the routes with notes like these:
*The grey granite spires of Castle Crags appear to the right.
*A Chrysler factory appear to your right before the train enters Chula Vista Mountain Tunnel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this book while planning a cross country train trip, it's full of a ton of great info for planning as well as details about the routes I can't wait to take it with me... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Travis Beeson
It was a 1996 edition, so it needs updating, but that was all upfront from the seller. A better large scale, maybe foldout, map of US and Canada would have definitely been a plus.Published 4 months ago by Grizzled
I expected this to include photos, but there were very few. Useless for my purpose.Published 6 months ago by Buszia
Man, there are not many commercial passenger trains left!Published 8 months ago by James G. Mcdonald
Very helpful to use for making decisions before a trip and for knowing where you are at on the trip you choose.Published 8 months ago by Casual Reader
Well written.Brief. Good for taking on the train when we travel across country- now and in the future.
I traveled by train in Germany, but have done very little in the USA. Now that I am retired I would like to by a pass and try it out. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Richard Frehs