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Rail Insider Episode IX welcomes back Carl Fowler to discuss the brand new 13 Day Appalachian Autumn Tour. Listeners learn about Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian and the Horseshoe Curve, the Cass Scenic Rail and 6 other rail excursions, as well as the historic sites covered in the tour.
Rail Insider Episode V is the third in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode, the Rail Insider interviews tour guide Tyson Verse and discuss New England Fall Foliage Express Tour. Listeners will learn about touring New England in autumn, including tourist trains, accommodations and packing tips. The complete New England Fall Foliage Express itinerary can be viewed at http://www.vacationsbyrail.com/vacation-type/fall-foliage/new-englands-fall-foliage-express.
The Rail Insider celebrates Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary with an episode dedicated to Amtrak’s Great Rail Journeys. The Rail Insider conducts a phone interview with Carl Fowler who rode Amtrak on May 1, 1971, its first day of operation. Carl gives his unique perspective on top Amtrak routes including the iconic California Zephyr, the Coast Starlight and 6 other “must do” Amtrak journeys.
Rail Insider Episode IV is the second in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode, the Rail Insider continues a phone interview with Carl Fowler and discusses National Parks of the Rockies, also known as Winter Rails: Yellowstone and Rockies. Listeners will learn about the unique experience of traveling the National Parks in the winter and what makes this tour an exciting soft adventure. The National Parks of the Rockies itinerary can be viewed at www.vacationsbyrail.com.
Rail Insider Episode III is the first in a series of interviews with rail experts, operators and guides. In this episode, the Rail Insider conducts a phone interview with Carl Fowler and learns more about the California Golden State Rails Tour. Carl discusses his motivation for designing and operating this new tour, as well as details some of the exciting experience that awaits tour participants.
Rail Insider, Episode II, Seats and Sleepers on Amtrak takes listeners through 4 types of seating and sleeping accommodations offered on Amtrak long-distance trains:Coach Class Seating Roomette Sleepers Family Bedrooms Bedroom SleepersEpisode II builds on the information provided in Episode I, Coast to Coast on Amtrak, educating listeners on the ins and outs of planning a long-distance rail vacation using Amtrak. Episode II, Seats and Sleepers includes supplemental materials with pictures and descriptions of the Amtrak accommodations. Rail Insider Episode II, Seats and Sleepers and supplemental materials can be downloaded at www.vacationsbyrail.com.
Rail Insider, Episode I, walks listeners through planning a New York, New York to San Francisco, California rail itinerary while revealing the fundamentals of planning an independent rail vacation. Vacations by Rail's 5 basic questions, as outlined in the Podcast, can be used when planning virtually any rail journey. Coast to Coast in the United States utilizes supplemental materials, such as the Coast to Coast itinerary, Amtrak National Route Map and Route Guides, which can be downloaded at www.vacationsbyrail.com.
Window Trip: Rail Journeys App allows travelers to follow iconic rail routes, discovering points of interest along the way.