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New Window Trip: Rail Journeys App from Vacations By Rail

Window Trip: Rail Journeys App allows travelers to follow iconic rail routes, discovering points of interest along the way.


Whether you’re anticipating your rail adventure across America’s western frontier and the points of interest along your route, or you simply wish to brush up on the history behind some of the USA’s most iconic rail routes, Vacations By Rail’s new Window Trip: Rail Journeys App offers these unique insights and more.

Highlights include:

Route Maps in both standard and satellite views. Move the train forward using Route Runner, a virtual pushpin that allows you to access content on destinations throughout the route.

Route Guide provides in-depth details on points of interest along the train route.

Trip Info including history and highlights of the route.

See Photos along your rail route to get a better sense of what you will be seeing from the train.

My Favorites allows travelers to save descriptions and other route details, which can be easily accessed during and after the journey.

Use Window Trip: Rail Journeys App in advance of your trip while planning your vacation, while on the train using location-based services and after your journey as you relive some of the highlights.

The free Window Trip: Rail Journeys App currently showcases journeys on the California Zephyr route (between Chicago and San Francisco), Empire Builder (between Chicago and Seattle) and Southwest Chief (between Chicago and Los Angeles) routes.

Window Trip: Rail Journeys App is available for free download from the App Store for the iPad and iPhone.

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