Making Tracks: An American Rail Odyssey

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The author relates his journey across America aboard passenger trains, recalls the tales of noted figures in the history of American railroading, and highlights adventures and passengers he met along the way

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During 1988 Pindell traveled all of Amtrak's long-distance routes in a quest to integrate past and present. Along the way he discovered a cross-section of the American people who related their reasons for taking "the road less traveled." Vignettes on the history of railroading in the United States help tie together the elements of his search. Pindell shows not only how enjoyable train travel can still be in this age of airplanes and automobiles, but also how the railroad shaped the country. A well-written chronicle of discovery, recommended for travel and Americana collections.
- Stephen H. Peters, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Pindell spent 1988 traveling each of Amtrak's 31 train lines, covering 30,000 miles and visiting all but three of the 48 contiguous states. Here, he details the unique experience rail travel offers and recalls how the great railway empires were built. According to PW , "His captivating account of that year is both travelogue and history lesson." Maps.
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