|Title:||Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service A Year Spent Riding Across America|
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|Publisher:||Chelsea Green Publishing; First Edition edition (November 6, 2009)|
McCommons sets out to rectify American ignorance of passenger trains by describing his rail travels around the United States in 2008. He writes of the people he meets, the scenery, the long decline in American rail travel, and its emerging renaissance, interweaving discussions he has had with dozens of the leading minds on American passenger rail. Like William Least Heat Moon's Blue Highways before it, James McCommons' Waiting on a Train is a celebration of America's past and a hopeful prescription for its future. It is one of those rare books that will change the way you see the world, a fascinating and engaging tale of how this nation's infatuation with the automobile all but destroyed a once glorious passenger rail system. If you are not already a rail lover, you will be by the time you finish this book. You will want to pack your bags and hop aboard.
But on reading this engaging travelogue and overview of American passenger rail, I discovered James McCommons' much more encouraging truth: the inherent efficiencies and appeal of train travel plus the good work of some conscientious employees of Amtrak and other railroads adds up to a system that, at times, delivers quite appealing train trips. The strength of this book is its overview of passenger rail, showing the public policy and operational issues involved while at the same time evoking the experience of train travel.
Waiting on a Train book. During 2008, a year when gas prices rose to record heights and the economy nosedived, James McCommons spent the year riding Amtrak around the country while speaking to railroad experts about the future of passenger rail services. As he takes various trains, he writes about his experiences traveling and his interviews.
The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service-A Year Spent Riding across America.
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An interview with James McCommons about Waiting for a Train, a new book, equal parts travelogue, personal memoir and transportation history and policy, based o. McCommons spent much of 2008 in trains. He talked to travelers, workers on the railroads, policy makers, professional planners, politicians, including many of the people who have been most involved in passenger rail policy for the past 35 years. Waiting on a Train is not a sentimentalist’s approach to rail travel. McCommons tells us plainly what the challenges are for those of us who want to see mass transit developed into a meaningful alternative to automobile and air travel. And he does not pull punches – developing passenger railroads is not going to be easy and it will not happen quickly.
McCommons gives us three books in one here. The first is an entertaining personal travelogue, recounting his travels-mostly on Amtrak-by train over the course of a year spent investigating the state of American passenger rail service.
Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism