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: 600

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.

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: 194

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.

All Aboard

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.

All Aboard

Author: Jim Loomis

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569768498

Page: 368

View: 906

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.

Travel By 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.

Travel By Train

Author: Gavin Ikerd

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 162

View: 869

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.

Biography of British Train Travel

The book comprises approximately 350 illustrations, many in color, as well as contemporary timetable extracts and copies of notebook pages, which cover shed visits in Scotland.

Biography of British Train Travel

Author: Don Benn

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473858445

Page: 264

View: 172

Railway Anthology is a collection of mainly previously unpublished articles and short stories, covering a lifelong interest in railways. It spans a wide spectrum over the years, from the early days in Kent in 1960, through the many hours on the line side on the Surrey Hills line and the South Western main line, to the last frantic years of steam on the Southern, and the current steam scene, as well as the privileged and exciting times spent riding on the foot plate of steam locomotives. It majors on the author’s main railway passions of steam locomotives, train running performance, including modern motive power and all matters Southern. Locomotive performance in Europe and a tramway are also included, as is a fascinating minor- and little-visited narrow gauge railway in Southern England, plus heritage traction on the London Underground. The book comprises approximately 350 illustrations, many in color, as well as contemporary timetable extracts and copies of notebook pages, which cover shed visits in Scotland. Fifty train running logs are included, together with some detailed records of days spent by the line sides of railways when steam was still the predominant motive power in parts of the south.

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: 810

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.

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: 243

“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 Train

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.

Europe by Train

Author: Julian Trometer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 146

View: 981

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

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: 552

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

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: 913

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.

Train Travel

He doesn't know the man...well...he doesn't think he knows the man.... David and the young man start to talk and they discover a secret that changes their lives. Enjoy these stories and two more in Train Travel!

Train Travel

Author: I Talk You Talk Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 9784907056841

Page: 36

View: 330

A graded reader for learners of English (EFL) Level 2 A1/A2 Starter (2) Word count: 7,909 Many people believe that travelling by train is the most romantic and interesting way to travel. This book has five short stories about adventures on trains. Mrs Wilson is on the train. She is going to Auckland. Mrs Wilson likes to chat. She starts to talk to the woman sitting next to her, but the woman doesn't want talk to Mrs Wilson. But when the train is halfway to Auckland, it stops. Mrs. Wilson is going to have an exciting adventure. Next time she travels by train she will have a lot to talk about! Andrew is travelling around Japan. Late at night, he has a big problem in a station. He misses the last train. All the hotels are full. What is he going to do? Thanks to a kind stranger, his trip has a happy ending. David is on the train from Prague to Brno when he meets a young man. He doesn't know the man...well...he doesn't think he knows the man.... David and the young man start to talk and they discover a secret that changes their lives. Enjoy these stories and two more in Train Travel!

The Times Golden Years of Rail Travel

Written by Britain's leading railway author this publication celebrates an evocative period in Britain's railway history, sadly gone forever but never forgotten.

The Times Golden Years of Rail Travel

Author: Julian Holland

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780008323752

Page: 272

View: 309

Written by Britain's leading railway author this publication celebrates an evocative period in Britain's railway history, sadly gone forever but never forgotten. Highly illustrated with photographs and railway memorabilia that have been collected during the authors lifetime interest in the railways.

Lonely Planet Amazing Train Journeys

Experience 60 train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Western Canada's Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide's The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines.

Lonely Planet Amazing Train Journeys

Author: Lonely Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787014305

Page: 304

View: 844

This beautiful and informative guide to 60 of the world's greatest train journeys includes classic long-distance trips like Western Canada's Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide's The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines, plus planning advice to make each journey a reality.- Includes practical information like ticket options, timetables and stops- Full of inspiring photos and illustrated, colour route maps throughout- Combines route details with tips on what to pack and how to get there

Slow Trains to Venice

Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.

Slow Trains to Venice

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781786857613

Page: 320

View: 596

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland he goes, travelling as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, his trip takes him onwards via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.

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: 256

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.

Canada by Train

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.

Canada by Train

Author: Chris Hanus

Publisher: Way of the Rail Pub

ISBN: 9780973089752

Page: 320

View: 392

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.

Mule Train

Written with a deep love of Pakistan and the Pakistani people, Mule Train will sweep you from Karachi in the south to Chitral, Gilgit and the Shandur Pass in the north, through the dangerous borderland alongside Afghanistan, in an action ...

Mule Train

Author: Huw Francis

Publisher: Thunderpoint Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780957568914

Page: 364

View: 755

Border Policeman Ishmael Khan has spent his life in the stunning mountains of the Hindu Kush, on the western edge of the Himalayas. His current mission is to find out what is happening to the foreign backpackers disappearing in the area. Raseem Hasni dreams of wealth, status and proving to his father that he is a good businessman. In between smoking too much dope, Raseem's business is running heroin out of Pakistan using foreign drug mules he intimidates into working for him. Matt Peterson is depressed and in danger of being sacked. He's read and re-read his dead fiancée's favourite travel books and decides to resign his job and travel to the mountains of Pakistan, where they had planned to spend their honeymoon trekking. Annie MacDonald is fed up and stuck in a dead-end job in London where she recently lost out on a promotion to someone with old-school connections. What better way to kick-start her life than resigning her job, taking the legacy left by her grandfather, and heading to his beloved Pakistan looking for adventure? Four lives come together in the remote and spectacular mountains bordering Afghanistan and explode in a deadly cocktail of treachery, betrayal and violence. Written with a deep love of Pakistan and the Pakistani people, Mule Train will sweep you from Karachi in the south to Chitral, Gilgit and the Shandur Pass in the north, through the dangerous borderland alongside Afghanistan, in an action packed adventure that will keep you gripped throughout.