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Book Review: Europe By Eurail 2020

Europe By Eurail 2020:  Touring Europe By Train, by LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski, revised by Darren Price This is precisely the sort of book I most appreciate when it comes to travel.  As a somewhat well-traveled person myself, I seldom need encouragement … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Railway Journeys Of Europe

Great Railway Journeys Of Europe, by Insight Guides As I have mentioned elsewhere, this book is one of the several books I picked up from my local library in order to help serve as a resource when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Trains

Night Trains:  The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper, by Andrew Martin This book does not really live up to its title very well.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as the book is entertaining and personal, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Railroad Revolution

The Great Railroad Revolution:  The History Of Trains In America, by Christian Wolmar There is a great danger when historians of a given subject, like the history of rail transportation in the United States take off their historian hat and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engines Of War

Engines Of War:  How Wars Were Won & Lost On The Railways, by Christian Wolmar As someone who is interested in the intersection of war and logistics and transportation, I am surprised that more books have not come my way … Continue reading

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Book Review: Punk, Rotten & Nasty

Punk, Rotten & Nasty:  The Saga Of The Pacific Railway & Navigation Company, by Paul Michael Clock It is rather striking that a short-lived railroad that performed a notable task of civic-mindedness should have been saddled with such a terrible … Continue reading

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The Covered Bridges Of Santa Cruz County

After last night’s adventures, including the fact that we ended up getting home from the fireworks around 11PM or so after the horrible traffic management in Scotts Valley, I figured today would be a day of more or less resting, … Continue reading

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