The Historic Railroad: A Guide to Museums, Depots and Excursions in the United States

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The thoughts of a train ride aboard a pullman car pulled by a steam locomotive stirs up the wanderlust in many people. One of the early portents of the Industrial Age, the railroad changed the face and pace of the world forever. This is a state-by-state guide to over 300 railroad museums, historical, restored depots and special, nostalgic excursions available to the general public. Each entry provides a comprehensive description that blends historical perspective with an overview of the exhibit, including a guide to annual events at the site. Also given are the hours of operation and the cost of the event, along with addresses and phone numbers needed for further information.

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These two works on railroads cover some of the same ground but serve somewhat different purposes. Herow (Road Trip U.S.A., Roundabout, 1994) offers a guide to tourist trains in the United States. He does not include Amtrak, which has many scenic passenger routes. These are the trains that tourists drive to, get on, see the scenery from, and return on in a few minutes or hours later. Herow's 91 excursions are arranged by state and include schedules, fares, locations, telephone numbers, maps, and a description of the route. There is an appendix with nearby attractions, lodging, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Another appendix gives a brief listing of some railroad attractions, mostly museums. The Norrises (Amusement Parks, McFarland, 1994) provide a much more detailed listing of over 300 museums. They are also arranged by state, with hours, costs, and family-detailed descriptions of the museums. The work has a brief appendix of other sites of interest to rail fans. Both books are well laid out and attractive. Taken together, they would be indispensable guides for the dedicated rail fan or tourist who likes to ride scenic and historic trains and who also wants to visit railroad museums.?George Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, Pa.
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"much more detailed [than the competition]...well laid out and attractive" -- Library Journal

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Book Description McFarland & Company, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0786400404 The thoughts of a train ride aboard a pullman car pulled by a steam locomotive stirs up the wanderlust in many people. One of the early portents of the Industrial Age, the railroad changed the face and pace of the world forever. This is a state-by-state guide to over 300 railroad museums, historical, restored depots and special, nostalgic excursions available to the general public. Each entry provides a comprehensive description that blends historical perspective with an overview of the exhibit, including a guide to annual events at the site. Also given are the hours of operation and the cost of the event, along with addresses and phone numbers needed for further information. Editorial Reviews From Library Journal These two works on railroads cover some of the same ground but serve somewhat different purposes. Herow (Road Trip U.S.A., Roundabout, 1994) offers a guide to tourist trains in the United States. He does not include Amtrak, which has many scenic passenger routes. These are the trains that tourists drive to, get on, see the scenery from, and return on in a few minutes or hours later. Herow's 91 excursions are arranged by state and include schedules, fares, locations, telephone numbers, maps, and a description of the route. There is an appendix with nearby attractions, lodging, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Another appendix gives a brief listing of some railroad attractions, mostly museums. The Norrises (Amusement Parks, McFarland, 1994) provide a much more detailed listing of over 300 museums. They are also arranged by state, with hours, costs, and family-detailed descriptions of the museums. The work has a brief appendix of other sites of interest to rail fans. Both books are well laid out and attractive. Taken together, they would be indispensable guides for the dedicated rail fan or tourist who likes to ride scenic and historic trains and who also wants to visit railroad museums.?George Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, Pa. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review "much more detailed [than the competition].well laid out and attractive" -- Library Journal 221 pages. Railroad museums--United States. Bookseller Inventory # 058004

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