Discover the best of the American West with Amtrak and make sure you bring along this essential guide. USA West by Train provides all the information you need to plan your trip and enjoy every minute, whether you're getting away for the weekend or embarking on a much longer journey. Experience historic routes such as the Empire Builder (Chicago to Seattle), the Coast Starlight (Seattle to Los Angeles), and the legendary California Zephyr (Chicago to San Francisco). This guidebook will ensure you don't miss a thing along the way. Inside you'll find personally researched route guides, current information on schedules, fares, and pass options, more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, and practical suggestions on traveling light, sleeping well, tipping, and much more. From planning your trip to packing your bags, no other guidebook provides as much valuable advice and up-to-date detail as USA West by Train.
Chris Hanus grew up on the West Coast, where he was charmed early by the romance of the rails. He spent ten years working in customer service for Canada's national passenger rail service, becoming an expert on the railway system. In 2003, he published the award winning Railway Map Guide: British Columbia and Canadian Rockies, a pioneer travel publication now in its second edition. He also contributed to the recently published Canada by Train VIA Rail guidebook.