Enjoy the trip of a lifetime travelling by train

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Do you have questions about riding onboard Amtrak?

Welcome to The Train Traveler, the web site for the North American train traveler. Whether you are an experienced train traveler, or are just becoming interested in planning a train trip, we can help you by providing planning and travel tips, destination features and timely information from Amtrak and VIA Rail. For the business traveler, as well as the long-distance traveler, we offer reviews of products that could make your trip more enjoyable. Those of you who are fans of dinner and excursion trains will find reviews and information about train lines throughout the United States and Canada. And even the most independent traveler may become interested in one of the spectacular rail tours that we review.

The inspiration for this site has been the many train travelers that I have met in my thirty years of rail travel. Many travelers have noted that rail travel tips, and even basic train travel information, are not nearly as available as information about air, automobile and RV travel. There are few guidebooks and not very much online information. Well, we plan on filling that information gap!

Welcome aboard!


“… there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,no matter where it’s going.”
– Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950)

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