“Rail buffs planning a trip to the state won’t want to miss this.”
––Midwest Book Review
“Pennsylvanian Bill Simpson shares his love and knowledge of trains in this guide.”
In the first half of the twentieth century, the Pennsylvania Railroad became as large and powerful as any rail line in the world. The breakup of this important railway gave birth to the expansive variety of tourist railroads that exist today.
The updated second edition of Guide to Pennsylvania’s Tourist Railroads takes train and travel enthusiasts deep into the heart of the Keystone State’s many flourishing railroad lines and includes operation schedules and fares. This comprehensive guide offers many traveling options, including lists of recreational possibilities and exciting nearby destinations. Climb aboard and visit many of Pennsylvania’s historic sites, including the world’s steepest incline, the world’s first Amish settlement, and the tranquil Allegheny National Forest.
The guide divides Pennsylvania into four geographical regions, allowing the reader easy access to important travel information. Suggested rail stops include some of America’s finest and most interesting cities, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Altoona. Tourists may wish to visit some of Pennsylvania’s railroad museums, including the Rockhill Trolley Museum and the National Toy Train Museum.
About the Author
Bill Simpson has lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for most of his life. In addition to being a devout train enthusiast, Simpson also enjoys running marathons and bicycling through his home state. An avid traveler, he is the author of Guide to the Amish Country: 3rd Edition, also published by Pelican.
GUIDE TO PENNSYLVANIA’S TOURIST RAILROADS 2nd Edition
By Bill Simpson
176 pp. 5½ x 8½
36 b/w photos 2 maps Index 2nd ed.
EAN: 978-1-58980-074-8 pb