This is going to be a blog about traveling by train in the US. I find that there is a lot of information about being on the train, but not a lot of information about what you are likely to find when you get off the train. Therefore this blog is going to focus on practical information such as the availability of hotels near train stations and what you are likely to see when you get off the train.
The information in this blog is based on trips taken in the western part of the US during 2007 and 2008. Hopefully, the blog will eventually cover all the US and expand into Canada and Mexico. This blog is going to start with Amtrak, but will also give information about other, smaller rail systems.
For information about traveling by rail in Korea and other Asian countries, please visit my Asian Trains blog.