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(1) Introduction (2) Author/Acknowledgements (3) Chapter 1 From horsepower to Amtrak (4) Chapter 2 American Trains Today (5) Chapter 3 For the Visitor from Overseas (6) Chapter 4 The Coast Starlight Seattle-Los Angeles (7) Chapter 5 The California Zephyr Chicago-Emeryville (For San Francisco) (8) Chapter 6 The San Joaquins San Francisco-Bakersfield (via Emeryville/Oakland) (9) Chapter 7 The Pacific Surfliner Los Angeles-San Diego (10) Chapter 8 The Empire Builder Chicago -Seattle (11) Chapter 9 The Empire Builder Spokane-Portland (12) Chapter 10 The Southwest Chief Chicago-Los Angeles (13) Chapter 11 The Sunset Limited Orlando-Los Angeles (14) Chapter 12 The Texas Eagle Chicago-San Antonio (for Los Angeles) (15) Chapter 13 The City of New Orleans Chicago-New Orleans (16) Chapter 14 The Northeast Corridor Boston-Washington (17) Chapter 15 The Northeast Corridor New Haven-Springfield (for Boston) (18) Chapter 16 The Crescent New York-New Orleans (19) Chapter 17 The Silver Star New York-Miami (20) Chapter 18 The Silver Meteor New York-Miami (21) Chapter 19 The Northeast Corridor Boston-Newport News (22) Chapter 20 The Cardinal New York-Chicago (23) Chapter 21 The Adirondack New York-Montreal (24) Chapter 22 The Vermonter Washington-St Albans (for Montreal) (25) Chapter 23 The Lake Shore Limited Boston/New York-Chicago (26) Chapter 24 The Capitol Limited Washington-Chicago (27) Chapter 25 The Pennsylvanian New York-Pittsburgh (28) Chapter 26 The Maple Leaf New York-Toronto (29) Chapter 27 The Wolverine Chicago-Pontiac (30) Chapter 28 Other Amtrak Trains (31) Chapter 29 US Steam Today (32) Chapter 30 Canada's Trains Today (33) Appendix 1 The Internet (34) Appendix 2 Useful Addresses (35) Appendix 3 Ticketing Agents (36) Appendix 4 Further Reading (37) Index

About the Author

John Pitt's travel pieces have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. He has travelled extensively in North America, clocking up over 70,000 miles by train.


'The best guidebook for the journey.' Sunday Telegraph 'An excellent publication. Essential reading.' Today's Railways 'An excellent springboard to the many fascinating places to visit in North America. If you are travelling by rail in the States as a holiday, then this book is well worth its price.' 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.' Footloose Recommended further reading : John Pitt's invaluable USA by Rail The Sunday Times

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