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by John Pitt


John Pitt has traveled the length and breadth of the United States by rail and has written numerous articles for the national press and specialist rail magazines.

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. John Pitt has traveled the length and breadth of the United States by rail and has written numerous articles for the national press and specialist rail magazines. Series: Bradt Rail Guides. Paperback: 360 pages.

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If you are travelling by rail in the States as a holiday, then this book is well worth its price. John Pitt’s travel pieces have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. He has traveled extensively in North America clocking up over 70,000 miles by train. 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. Paperback: 352 pages.

John Pitt¿s comprehensive guide covers 25 long-distance train journeys across the United States, and 12 in Canada, taking in such highlights as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and Disney world. Experience the vast continent of North America in comfort with an every-changing view and the perfect companion: USA by Rail.

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Describing in detail 25 long-distance rail journeys in the United States, this guide takes in such highlights as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and Disney World

Describing in detail 25 long-distance rail journeys in the United States, this guide takes in such highlights as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and Disney World. It includes coverage of a further 12 routes in Canada. The best guide while on the train. com User, April 22, 2003. My yearly travel on Amtrak starts with the most recent copy of this book.

USA by Rail (Paperback). Published October 24th 2008 by Bradt Travel Guides. Author(s): John Pitt. ISBN: 1841622559 (ISBN13: 9781841622552). USA by Rail (Paperback). Published October 1st 2005 by Bradt Travel Guides. ISBN: 1841621277 (ISBN13: 9781841621272).

Published October 24th 2008 by Bradt Travel Guides (first published July 28th 1992). USA by Rail (Bradt Rail Guides). 1841622559 (ISBN13: 9781841622552).

Ever since they came on the scene, American trains have had a strong hold on the popular imagination, inspiring countless stories, songs, scandals, films, and legends. Attracted by the pace of life and an ever-changing view, more and more people are discovering the joys of taking to the rails to cross this vast continent in comfort. This new edition of a bestselling Bradt title provides background travel information for twenty-five long-distance rail journeys in the United States and further twelve routes in Canada on such poetically named engines as The Twilight Shoreliner and the Californian Zephyr. Over 500 destinations are covered, including attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone Park, and Disney World. This guide features:>The latest timetables and rail-pass information>Thirty-seven long-distance routes in the USA and Canada>Sightseeing and accommodations in thirty-eight major cities on rail routes>Steam railways and museums for enthusiasts

USA by Rail, 6th (Bradt Rail Guides) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1841621272

ISBN: 1841621277

Author: John Pitt

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Transportation

Language: English

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 6th edition (October 1, 2005)

Pages: 360 pages

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Rating: 4.8

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Akir
Not at all helpful if you are a novice planning an AMTRAK trip. Contains only basic information readily available on the AMTRAK website + a brief history of railroad in the USA. Seems to be geared toward international travelers who are not familiar with USA or basic regulations. I was very disappointed - was hoping for info on how to decide when to purchase a rail pass vs individual tickets; tips for when to purchase, how to obtain discounts (others than those listed on the AMTRAK website and repeated in the book). Gives a one - two sentence description of most stops on the amtrak lines, but no useful information - like how long does the train usually stop? is there time to get off and get back on? what to expect if you book a sleeper car. .
Akir
Not at all helpful if you are a novice planning an AMTRAK trip. Contains only basic information readily available on the AMTRAK website + a brief history of railroad in the USA. Seems to be geared toward international travelers who are not familiar with USA or basic regulations. I was very disappointed - was hoping for info on how to decide when to purchase a rail pass vs individual tickets; tips for when to purchase, how to obtain discounts (others than those listed on the AMTRAK website and repeated in the book). Gives a one - two sentence description of most stops on the amtrak lines, but no useful information - like how long does the train usually stop? is there time to get off and get back on? what to expect if you book a sleeper car. .
Burking
I purchased this book as I was planning to travel on the 30 day rail pass with Amtrak. From the time I purchased the book to the time I purchased the ticket Amtrak actually changed a number of policies, in cluding those associated with the rail passes. Therefore, this book is actually not correct with regard to them. Not their fault, it's all on Amtrak.

That said, the book, designed for foreigners, is helpful in planning out itineraries and finding out local info about smaller stops along the way. It contains a great deal of information regarding tipping, exchanging money and other cultural information good for the foreign traveler.

As an American, I found the book still useful for knowing the routes and general timetables of the trains, though amtrak does provide a National Timetable for free at larger stations. Still I like having the book with me on the road to reference any small stops and interesting facts along the way.
Burking
I purchased this book as I was planning to travel on the 30 day rail pass with Amtrak. From the time I purchased the book to the time I purchased the ticket Amtrak actually changed a number of policies, in cluding those associated with the rail passes. Therefore, this book is actually not correct with regard to them. Not their fault, it's all on Amtrak.

That said, the book, designed for foreigners, is helpful in planning out itineraries and finding out local info about smaller stops along the way. It contains a great deal of information regarding tipping, exchanging money and other cultural information good for the foreign traveler.

As an American, I found the book still useful for knowing the routes and general timetables of the trains, though amtrak does provide a National Timetable for free at larger stations. Still I like having the book with me on the road to reference any small stops and interesting facts along the way.
Lilegha
The things this book does well:

* It shows the stops along the routes. I loved the maps showing where the line stops.
* It shows the points of interest along the way. If you're riding the train, this book tells you what you're seeing along the way when you look out the window.

What I was hoping for:
* What I really wanted was a listing of services at particular stops, not just at the major cities. What are ground transportation options? What about nearby hotels?

Apparently, if you don't disembark in a metropolitan area, you're stuck at the train station, maybe in the middle of the night - unless a local comes to pick you up.

Bottom line?
I'm glad I got the book. I keep flipping around in it. But it's not the comprehensive resource I had hoped.
Lilegha
The things this book does well:

* It shows the stops along the routes. I loved the maps showing where the line stops.
* It shows the points of interest along the way. If you're riding the train, this book tells you what you're seeing along the way when you look out the window.

What I was hoping for:
* What I really wanted was a listing of services at particular stops, not just at the major cities. What are ground transportation options? What about nearby hotels?

Apparently, if you don't disembark in a metropolitan area, you're stuck at the train station, maybe in the middle of the night - unless a local comes to pick you up.

Bottom line?
I'm glad I got the book. I keep flipping around in it. But it's not the comprehensive resource I had hoped.
Daigrel
Having looked at several other books on train travel, I believe that this is the one you need to have when embarking on a journey with Amtrak. With the price of gas having gone up as much as it has, there is still a whole land to see, so I highly recommend this book. We used it extensively on a 28-state, almost 9,000-mile trip. The book gives plenty of things to look for and helped us to better understand the geography (and landmarks) we were seeing. Each route is specifically detailed, including the stops. There are also sections with important information that should be read before embarking. I notice that the 7th edition is due this fall, so there were a few errors (scheduling, stopping, etc) that I'm sure will be corrected. So if you are not leaving until next year, you may want to wait for the newest edition. But again, don't leave home for Amtrak without this important guide.
Daigrel
Having looked at several other books on train travel, I believe that this is the one you need to have when embarking on a journey with Amtrak. With the price of gas having gone up as much as it has, there is still a whole land to see, so I highly recommend this book. We used it extensively on a 28-state, almost 9,000-mile trip. The book gives plenty of things to look for and helped us to better understand the geography (and landmarks) we were seeing. Each route is specifically detailed, including the stops. There are also sections with important information that should be read before embarking. I notice that the 7th edition is due this fall, so there were a few errors (scheduling, stopping, etc) that I'm sure will be corrected. So if you are not leaving until next year, you may want to wait for the newest edition. But again, don't leave home for Amtrak without this important guide.
fetish
Very informative book. My wife and I are taking Amtrak this spring back east, and this book as been most helpful understanding what to expect, how to prep, and improve our overall experience.
fetish
Very informative book. My wife and I are taking Amtrak this spring back east, and this book as been most helpful understanding what to expect, how to prep, and improve our overall experience.
Insanity
Know more now then before, which was nothing. Lots of information. Never knew so many train rides existed. Also adds some good personal advice like hotels, packing, safe practices, etc.
Insanity
Know more now then before, which was nothing. Lots of information. Never knew so many train rides existed. Also adds some good personal advice like hotels, packing, safe practices, etc.
Yojin
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. I hate flying, so this seems like a great way to travel and see parts of the country. I talked to a man while in New Orleans and he gets a month long pass each year and travels around the country visiting friends and places of interest.
Yojin
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. I hate flying, so this seems like a great way to travel and see parts of the country. I talked to a man while in New Orleans and he gets a month long pass each year and travels around the country visiting friends and places of interest.
Most of the book is the history of rail travel getting into train engines etc. But near the end there are some itineraries that might help someone planning a trip. I have gone on my first extended train trip and really enjoyed it and I am now planning another. So if you like trains, that is, for their engines and history this is the book for you. If you want to travel around, take a train trip and as I did, you'll talk to people who done this all the time.
Most of the book is the history of rail travel getting into train engines etc. But near the end there are some itineraries that might help someone planning a trip. I have gone on my first extended train trip and really enjoyed it and I am now planning another. So if you like trains, that is, for their engines and history this is the book for you. If you want to travel around, take a train trip and as I did, you'll talk to people who done this all the time.