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
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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.

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
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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.

USA by Rail

USA by Rail Author John Pitt
ISBN-10 9781841623894
Year 2012-01
Pages 354
Language en
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
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Describes routes crisscrossing the United States, shows how to make the most of a rail pass and includes maps and sightseeing and accommodation tips.

Trans Canada Rail Guide

Trans Canada Rail Guide Author Melissa Graham
ISBN-10 1905864019
Year 2007
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Trail Blazer Publications
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Mile by mile route guide with 25 maps to the rail route from Halifax to Vancouver. Includes how to book tickets, 8 detailed city guides plus background and rail history.

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
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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.

Trans Canada Rail Guide

Trans Canada Rail Guide Author Melissa Graham
ISBN-10 1905864337
Year 2011-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Trail Blazer Publications
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Mile by mile route guide with 25 maps to the rail route from Halifax to Vancouver. Includes how to book tickets, 10 detailed city guides and maps plus background and rail history.

China by Rail

China by Rail Author Douglas Streatfeild-James
ISBN-10 1873756151
Year 1997
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Trailblazer Publications
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The guide to China for rail travellers. Most visitors use the comprehensive rail system to get around. This guide takes in all the main attractions, with full details of where to stay and where to eat - for all budgets. Beijing, Hong Kong and 32 towns covered in detail.

Railway Map Guide

Railway Map Guide Author Chris Hanus
ISBN-10 0973089709
Year 2003-05-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Way of the Rail Pub
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The British Columbia and Canadian Rockies Railway Map Guide is the definitive reference to the spectacular passenger railway routes across British Columbia and western Alberta. This full-colour, souvenir map guide follows the present and historical mileposts of the legendary passenger railway routes of Canada's rugged, mountainous, far west. These are the historic railways that opened Canada's west to settlement. In this map you'll find:

Scenic Rail Guide to Western Canada

Scenic Rail Guide to Western Canada Author Bill Coo
ISBN-10 0920775144
Year 1985
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New York Zoetrope
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Each chapter covers one rail route and provides an overview of the area covered and main points of interest. Includes routes through BC., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Alaska.

All Aboard

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

Rail ventures

Rail ventures Author Jack W. Swanson
ISBN-10 WISC:89058297516
Year 1990-04-01
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher
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The revised, updated edition of this guide is one of the most thoroughly researched and well-organized volumes available on traveling by train in North America. Includes detailed schedules, scenic descriptions, station locations, and tips for travelers.

Waiting on a Train

Waiting on a Train Author James McCommons
ISBN-10 9781603582599
Year 2009-11-06
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year on America's trains, talking to the people who ride and work the rails throughout much of the Amtrak system. Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism. Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officials, politicians, government regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who are rallying around a simple question: Why has the greatest railroad nation in the world turned its back on the very form of transportation that made modern life and mobility possible? Distrust of railroads in the nineteenth century, overregulation in the twentieth, and heavy government subsidies for airports and roads have left the country with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail system. Amtrak has endured for decades, and yet failed to prosper owing to a lack of political and financial support and an uneasy relationship with the big, remaining railroads. While riding the rails, McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward in America--and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation systems. Against the backdrop of the nation's stimulus program, he explores what it will take to build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized in America.

Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway

Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway Author Dan Langford
ISBN-10 9781897522677
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
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With over 15,000 copies sold, Cycling the Kettle Valley has proven to be a remarkable resource for anyone interested in the stunning abandoned railbed located in the southern interior of British Columbia. One of the premier rail trails in North America, it contains spectacular sections through impressive canyons requiring tunnels and trestles to carry the railbed through rock ridges and across mountain streams. Growing public interest in conservation of the railbed and its structures, along with government support, has resulted in many improvements in both access and safety. The Kettle Valley Railway and its many connectors offer the cyclist everything from easy day-riding to multi-day adventures through the magnificent scenery of southern British Columbia between Midway and Hope. This world-renowned guidebook includes detailed maps, safety tips, historic information, a listing of accommodations and a kilometre by kilometre guide to each of the Kettle Valley Railway subdivisions.

Bradshaw s Continental Railway Guide full edition

Bradshaw   s Continental Railway Guide  full edition Author George Bradshaw
ISBN-10 1908402474
Year 2012-09-20
Pages 1560
Language en
Publisher Old House Books
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Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw's Handbook 1863, Old House brings you this fascinating guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent, short guides to each city and notable destination and features, and a wealth of advertisements and ephemeral materials concerning hotels, restaurants and services that might be required by the early twentieth century traveller by rail. It affords a fascinating glimpse of fin de siècle Europe and of a transport network that was shortly to be devastated by the greatest war the world had ever seen.

All Aboard

All Aboard Author Jim Loomis
ISBN-10 9781569761892
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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“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.