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USA by Rail

The USA by Rail guide book, fully updated in this latest Eighth edition, reveals in entertaining fashion the unique pleasures of North American train travel with Amtrak and VIA Rail. John Pitt has travelled more than 75,000 miles by train in the USA and Canada and his book, published by Bradt Travel Guides, features comprehensive route guides as well as all the practical information you need to make reservations, buy tickets and find your way around strange train stations. There are maps to accompany each route guide, making it easy to plan your itinerary and get the most from an Amtrak or VIA Rail pass. Details of Amtrak high-speed Acela trains are included, as well as sound advice about local transport, sightseeing and accommodation in places en route, altogether making USA by Rail the perfect travel companion. The book includes:

USA by Rail 8 guide book
  • History - from horsepower to Amtrak
  • Travel on Amtrak today
  • Complete guides to all train routes in the United States
  • Train travel in Canada
  • Over 100 steam railroads and train museums
  • Illustrations, maps and colour photographs
  • Advice for the visitor from overseas
  • Over 500 destinations in North America
  • Internet travel contacts and advice

USA by Rail by John Pitt (ISBN-13 978 1 84162 255 2) is available in book shops and discounted copies can be obtained directly from the publisher, Bradt Travel Guides, 23 High Street, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9QE, UK. Tel: 01753 893444.  Fax: 01753 892333.  E-mail:

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USA by Rail is distributed in North America by the Globe Pequot Press, 246 Goose Lane, Suite 200, PO Box 480, Guilford, CT 06437, USA.  Tel: (888) 249-7586 or (203) 458-4500. E-mail:

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