The Journey

Train trips are classic yet very of the moment. This book introduces its readers to a wide variety of trains and routes from around the world that all offer extraordinary travel experiences.

The Journey

Author: Michelle Galindo

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899555691

Page: 256

View: 965

Train trips are classic yet very of the moment. This book introduces its readers to a wide variety of trains and routes from around the world that all offer extraordinary travel experiences.

Riding the Iron Rooster

Paul Theroux left Victoria Station on a rainy Saturday in April thinking that taking eight trains across Europe, Eastern Europe, the USSR and Mongolia would be the easy way to get to the Chinese border – the relaxing way, even.

Riding the Iron Rooster

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241958830

Page: 512

View: 393

Paul Theroux left Victoria Station on a rainy Saturday in April thinking that taking eight trains across Europe, Eastern Europe, the USSR and Mongolia would be the easy way to get to the Chinese border – the relaxing way, even. He would read a little, take notes, eat regular meals and gaze contentedly out of windows. The reality, of course, was very different. In fact, Theroux experienced a decidedly odd and unexpected trip to China that set the challenging tone for his epic year-long rail journey around that vast, inscrutable land – a journey which involved riding nearly every train in the country. ‘Wry, humorful and occasionally querulous ... as Theroux makes excruciatingly clear, travelling alone in the Middle Kingdom is not for the faint of heart or stomach’ Time.

USA by Rail

This ninth edition of Bradt's USA by Rail guidebook has been fully revised and expanded to take account of changes to Amtrak routes and services, plus the latest Amtrak and VIA Rail pass details, and features over 500 destinations, ...

USA by Rail

Author: John Pitt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784776254

Page: 368

View: 922

This ninth edition of Bradt's USA by Rail guidebook has been fully revised and expanded to take account of changes to Amtrak routes and services, plus the latest Amtrak and VIA Rail pass details, and features over 500 destinations, including Disney World, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls. With 25 long-distance train journeys across the United States and a further 12 in Canada, plus sightseeing highlights for 38 major cities, accommodation options from cheap to chic and everything you need to find your way around unfamiliar train stations, this book has all the practical information required to make the most of a rail pass. There are maps, route plans and photographs, up-to-date security and immigration information, plus vital tips for sightseeing, local transport and accommodation, as well as chapters on VIA Rail, the Rocky Mountaineer and other trains in Canada. The book also includes a history of North American railroads, current steam train operators, tourist railways and museums, as well as sound advice for the visitor from overseas. Hundreds of Internet contacts make it easy to plan and make reservations for any trip you desire. The grandeur of America's scenery - from its never-ending prairies, the Joshua trees of the Mojave Desert and the saw-toothed peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the pounding surf of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans - is one of the continent's greatest attractions and there is no better way to enjoy it than by train. Written by an expert author who has travelled around 80,000 miles by train in North America in the last 25 years, Bradt's USA by Rail is the essential companion for a successful trip.

Europe by Train

Opinions on the book"The book enables step-by-step planning for an unforgettable train journey and is a must for everyone who wants to experience Europe by rail." Rucksack-rauf-und-weg.de "The book is a very good travel companion.

Europe by Train

Author: Julian Trometer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 146

View: 638

You want to experience your first backpacking adventure in Europe - but are unsure what to expect? Then this book will address your uncertainties and answer all your questions. Starting with planning your travel route, a required budget, and the optimal packing list, you will find everything you need to know for a successful journey by train through Europe. Further topics include: The most popular countries and itineraries Interrail, Eurail or separate train tickets How to find a suitable travel partner How to find affordable accommodation The optimal packing list for Europe Travel safety for both men and women Useful tips and others' experience With this book, you will be well prepared to start your first backpacking adventure. From my experience, I can tell you that traveling by train is the most beautiful way to discover Europe. Let's go, your adventure awaits! Opinions on the book"The book enables step-by-step planning for an unforgettable train journey and is a must for everyone who wants to experience Europe by rail." Rucksack-rauf-und-weg.de "The book is a very good travel companion. Loaded with lots of valuable information and practical tips, it shows you how to discover Europe on your own by train." GATE7 travel podcast about wanderlust & photography

Train Travel

Primers (Readers)u English language.

Train Travel

Author: Deborah Lock

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409326601

Page: 32

View: 510

Go on a reading journey of Train Travel and discovery in this Level 1 DK ReaderGrab your ticket and hop aboard for a reading adventure as you learn all about trains in Train Travel. This Level 1 DK Reader is the perfect introduction to the amazing world of steam engines, high speed trains and the very first trains. Follow the story of train travel from the past, to the present, and take a look at the future!Level 1 DK Readers are great for children who are beginning to learn to read with limited vocabulary and lots of word repetition to engage young fans and build their literary skills.

Travel by Train Provide Valuable Information about Train Travel

What luggage should I bring when traveling? How will trip planning get started? How to book train tickets? And are there any necessary notes for the trip? ... All your questions and inquiries will be found in this book.

Travel by Train  Provide Valuable Information about Train Travel

Author: Mariette Hellar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 161

View: 570

Have you ever thought of a train trip around America? Is it fun and will give you a memorable experience? Is traveling by train cheaper than flying? You will be able to see the beautiful scenery through the train doors, what could be better than that? Will be truly complete and perfect when sharing the excitement and natural beauty with family or friends. Surely you will ask yourself whether traveling by train is inconvenient? For example: what would it be like to sleep on a train? What luggage should I bring when traveling? How will trip planning get started? How to book train tickets? And are there any necessary notes for the trip? ... All your questions and inquiries will be found in this book. It will bring in really useful information to help you have a great trip. Prepare for a memorable trip that you have never thought of, or experienced before, by reading it.

Travel by Train

An illustrated history of poster art from the Golden Age of the American railroad, from 1870 to 1950, surveys the trends that shaped the industry for eighty years. (Travel)

Travel by Train

Author: Michael E. Zega

Publisher:

ISBN: 0253341523

Page: 140

View: 957

An illustrated history of poster art from the Golden Age of the American railroad, from 1870 to 1950, surveys the trends that shaped the industry for eighty years. (Travel)

The Man in Seat 61

This book is the essential guide for anyone who wishes to travel to Europe and beyond by train.

The Man in Seat 61

Author: Mark Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593065301

Page: 496

View: 563

Mark Smith is the Man in Seat Sixty-One. Although this might make him sound like a fictional spy, he is in fact the man behind the massively popular www.seat61.com website, which offers invaluable advice on worldwide train travel. This book is the essential guide for anyone who wishes to travel to Europe and beyond by train. Packed with insider knowledge and top tips, it offers advice on everything from the quickest routes and the cheapest fares to the best weekends away; travelling with children and changing trains; timetables and maps; essential items to travel with; and everything in between. More and more people are choosing to avoid air travel and seek alternatives, and this is the only book they need to plan those journeys.

Paris to the Past Traveling through French History by Train

“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and ...

Paris to the Past  Traveling through French History by Train

Author: Ina Caro

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082016

Page: 400

View: 589

“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. “[An] enchanting travelogue” (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.

Europe by Rail

Whether you are making a long grand tour or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes over 50 key routes in detail.

Europe by Rail

Author: Nicky Gardner

Publisher: Hidden Europe Publications

ISBN: 9783945225028

Page: 544

View: 245

Whether you are making a long grand tour or just a short break, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes over 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and--brand new for this 16th edition--now also the British Isles. Each route can be followed in its entirety or used as a building block in a longer itinerary. Beyond the main routes you will find worthwhile excursions well off the beaten track. The routes are organized under the following headings: Discover Britain and Ireland A taste of France Through France to Spain Iberian Connections The Low Countries and the Rhine Prussia, Bavaria and beyond Central Europe Scandinavian Forays Alpine Adventures Roaming Italy Balkan Journeys Exploring East Written by two highly experienced travelers, Europe by Rail contains useful tips about how to plan your journey, what tickets to buy and where to stop off along the way. There are special sections for holders of rail passes, including Interrail and Eurail, as well as information on night trains. The country guide summarizes key information about traveling by train through each of the four dozen countries listed. Apart from being full of good advice and up-to-date information, Europe by Rail is also a great read with plenty to entertain and inform for armchair travelers.

Railway Day Trips

From St Ives to Penzance, Ely to Norwich, York to Leeds, this little book uncovers 150 of Britain's top trips between major towns and cities and all the countryside in between.

Railway Day Trips

Author: Julian Holland

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008223571

Page: 208

View: 115

An essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland. This pocket companion is perfect for both casual and seasoned rail travellers. Plan adventures, follow the changing landscape through the train window and discover fascinating destinations. Each journey incorporates a location map, route diagram and descriptive text on its history and geography, plus some of the highlights awaiting you at each destination. High-quality photographs illustrate every route throughout the book. Based on his extensive knowledge of British rail travel, the author reveals appealing quirks of the various routes and provides practical tips on how to make the most of your journey. 150 day trips from all over the country are featured, departing from major towns and cities and culminating at a variety of interesting destinations. Routes include: * Penzance to St Ives * Plymouth to Exeter * Salisbury to Bath * Brighton to Hastings * London to Canterbury * London to St Albans * Norwich to Ely * Cambridge to King's Lynn * Worcester to Hereford * Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon * Derby to Ravenstor * Swansea to Llandrindod * Cardiff to Bristol * Manchester to Buxton * Leeds to York * Newcastle to Whitley Bay * Glasgow to Oban * Fort William to Mallaig * Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Slow Train to Switzerland

This is a tale of trains and tourists, of the British and the Swiss, of a Victorian traveller and a modern-day Englishman abroad. It is the story of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever.

Slow Train to Switzerland

Author: Diccon Bewes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889762

Page: 320

View: 131

In June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and a half later, travel writer Diccon Bewes, author of the bestselling Swiss Watching, decided to go where she went and see what she saw. Guided by her diary, he followed the same route to discover how much had changed and how much hadn't. She went in search of adventure, he went in search of her, and found far more than he expected. Slow Train to Switzerland is the captivating account of two trips through the Alps: hers glimpsing the future of travel, his revisiting its past. Together they make a journey to remember. This is a tale of trains and tourists, of the British and the Swiss, of a Victorian traveller and a modern-day Englishman abroad. It is the story of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever.

Europe by Train

Recommended by Eurotrain, this is the most complete guide available for Eurorailers.

Europe by Train

Author: Katie Wood

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN: 9781861057136

Page: 752

View: 308

Fully revised and updated, and now in its 20th edition, Katie Wood’s standard guide contains all the essential information for those touring Europe by train. Aimed at students and other travelers on limited budgets, the guide includes information on train networks and station facilities; rail-pass options; what to bring, insurance options, and last-minute reminders; the best travel routes; local transportation; budgeting; nightlife; and more. Recommended by Eurotrain, this is the most complete guide available for Eurorailers.

USA by Rail

Fully updated to take into account route and timetable changes, this is the only book available specifically designed for US train travel.

USA by Rail

Author: John Pitt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622552

Page: 322

View: 181

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.

The Old Patagonian Express

Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Paul Theroux takes a grand railway adventure first across the United States and then south through Mexico, Central America, and ...

The Old Patagonian Express

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524005

Page: 404

View: 781

The acclaimed travel writer journeys by train across the Americas from Boston to Patagonia in this international bestselling travel memoir. Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Paul Theroux takes a grand railway adventure first across the United States and then south through Mexico, Central America, and across the Andes until he winds up on the meandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine. His epic commute finally comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes that reaches toward Antarctica. Along the way, Theroux demonstrates how train travel can reveal “"the social miseries and scenic splendors” of a continent. And through his perceptive prose we learn that what matters most are the people he meets along the way, including the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in Costa Rica, the bogus priest of Cali, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him.

Art of Travel by Train

scenic and abstract photographs from aboard Amtrak cross country trains

Art of Travel by Train

Author: Jennifer Koskinen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781034107040

Page:

View: 797

scenic and abstract photographs from aboard Amtrak cross country trains

The Great Railway Bazaar

The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe ...

The Great Railway Bazaar

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930764

Page: 400

View: 406

The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel. The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East. For us now, as much as for Theroux then, to visit the lands of The Great Railway Bazaar is an encounter with all that is truly foreign and exotic - and with what we have since lost. Praise for Paul Theroux: 'Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged' Observer 'One needs energy to keep up with the extraordinary, productive restlessness of Paul Theroux ... [He is] the most gifted, most prodigal writer of his generation'Jonathan Raban 'Always a terrific teller of tales and conjurer of exotic locales, he writes lean prose that lopes along at a compelling pace'Sunday Times Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

Luxury Railway Travel

Martyn Pring has carried out considerable research tracing the evolution of British luxury train travel weaving railway, social and travel history threads around a number of Britain's mainline routes traditionally associated with glamorous ...

Luxury Railway Travel

Author: Martyn Pring

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526713247

Page: 368

View: 591

British luxury rail travel was not just the domain of the Pullman Company. In fact, they were far from the only providers as railway companies in Britain were extremely active from late Victorian times competing for leisure business. Various railway operators were at the forefront of deluxe rail travel services across pre-grouping, Big Four and BR eras when first-class travel was increasingly adapted for the needs of the business community. Recently Britain's railway heritage has been responsible for kick-starting a modern tourist spectacle as specialist operators run luxury day excursion, sleeping-car and fine-dining trains. Martyn Pring has carried out considerable research tracing the evolution of British luxury train travel weaving railway, social and travel history threads around a number of Britain's mainline routes traditionally associated with glamorous trains. Drawing on contemporary coverage, he chronicles the luxury products and services shaped by railway companies and hospitality businesses for Britain's burgeoning upper and middle-classes and wealthy overseas visitors, particularly Americans, who demanded more civilized and comfortable rail travel. By Edwardian times, a pleasure-palace industry emerged as entrepreneurs, hotel proprietors, local authorities and railway companies all collaborated developing upscale destinations, building civic amenities, creating sightseeing and leisure pursuits and in place-making initiatives to attract prosperous patrons. Luxury named trains delivered sophisticated and fashionable settings encouraging a golden age of civilized business and leisure travel. Harkening back to the inter-war years, modern luxury train operators now redefine and capture the allure and excitement of dining and train travel experiences.