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2017 Tourist Trains Guidebook
Tourist Trains Guidebook, 6th Edition
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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RailRoad Modeling

Tourist Trains Guidebook, 6th Edition from Kalmbach Publishing's Trains Magazine is the 2017 edition of this guide to recreational railroading. It is Item #01212.
    Thoroughly updated, Tourist Trains Guidebook, 6th Edition describes 500 of the most popular train rides and museums in the United States and Canada. The new user-friendly format organizes attractions by region with a handy site list, map, and photo at the start of each section.

    This is a must-have guidebook for railfans and anyone interested in a unique travel experience!
    - Kalmbach

Over 500 museums and operating railroad rides in the USA and Canada are listed. It features over 200 color photos within its 400 pages of a 5.375" x 8.375" format.

This book categorizes the attractions by regions, 12 of them across the USA and Canada. This softcover book utilizes articles and reviews by Trains magazine editors and contributors.

It is a good size for baggie cargo pants pockets or a camera bag. Railfans and railroad modelers have a wealth of resources within these pages.

Hundreds of railroad venues are listed. Not surprisingly, some mini-seums and sites are missed. Your community may have a local museum or some artifacts in a park that is beyond the scope of this book, perhaps similar to the preceding examples.

The book offers web and email addresses, telephone numbers, and admission hours and information. Furthermore, they list train rides like excursions and dinner trains, and other special events.

Photos and graphics
Most pages have a full color photograph of the facility, 200 color photos in fact.

Like the previous 5 editions, a lot of work goes into reference guides like this. Tourist Trains Guidebook, Sixth Edition is a fine concise resource for modelers and railfans to use to find their way to fun railroad vacations. Each page has useful information to help you make a good decision where to spend your limited time. The photographs are excellent.

There are no real problem with this book and recommend it.

Please remember to tell Kalmbach and vendors that you saw this here - on RailRoad Modeling

Highs: Each page has useful information to help you make a good decision where to spend your limited time. The photographs are excellent.
Lows: De minimis.
Verdict: This concise resource for modelers and railfans is a good way to find their way to fun railroad vacations.
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  Mfg. ID: 01212
  Suggested Retail: $22.99
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  PUBLISHED: Sep 20, 2017
  NATIONALITY: United States

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright 2018 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.


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