Selected Books About Passenger Rail Travel
These are my favorite books about trains. Most of them relate directly to
travel by Amtrak or the history of passenger rail travel in America. Click on
the name of the book for more information about that book. In most cases, you
will be given the opportunity to order the book right on-line if you wish!
CLICK HERE for a list of my favorite rail travel books!
Everyone serious about exploring America by rail should obtain these books:
Railfan Guides By George Drury - George Drury has been traveling by train on his own
and as a group tour leader throughout North America and Europe since 1961. He has
written rail travel articles for Trains, Vintage Rails, International
Railway Traveler, and Rail Travel Newsletter. During his tenure as
librarian of Kalmbach Publishing Co., publisher of Trains and Model
Railroader, he compiled or edited most of the books in Kalmbach’s
Railroad Reference Series.
USA by Rail Practical information needed to make reservations, purchase tickets and find
your way about train stations.