All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide
Chicago Review Press, 4th edition (Jan 2015)
Available in four formats:
Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, and Mobipocket (for Kindle)
"All Aboard by Jim Loomis . . . is the definitive book on train travel in North America."
From reviews of previous editions:
This guide covers everything from booking a trip to the various routes available to on-board etiquette.
– Boston Globe
Quite a few guidebooks to train travel in the Americas jostle for the reader's attention, but these days the freshest, most comprehensive and, frankly, the best is . . . Jim Loomis' All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide . . . Loomis has won a reputation for being uncommonly honest and upfront about the annoyances and pitfalls of this old – some would say antiquated – mode of travel. Yet he is also generous and encouraging about its considerable joys.
A plethora of information . . . a primer on railroading itself.
– International Railway Traveler
A down-to-tacks how-to book that describes in detail just about everything you need to know to take a train trip in the United States and Canada.
– Honolulu Advertiser
This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.
– Library Journal
Not only will ...this useful guide help you plan a trip, but it also will tell you such fascinating tidbits as why a train that’s late can still be considered on time. (Answer: Amtrak uses a “tolerance chart” based on trip length that sets grace periods.)
Crammed with excellent ideas for booking, preparing for and enjoying your next rail journey.
This easy-to-read, lively book would make an excellent gift.
– Passenger Train Journal