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Just One Restless Rider: Reflections on Trains and Travel
In Just One Restless Rider, Carlos Schwantes invites readers to climb aboard for a ride they’ll never forget. This sweeping memoir reflects a lifetime’s love of observing and riding trains. Growing up in Indiana, Schwantes was enthralled by trains speeding through his town and especially dreamt of one day riding the Pennsylvania Railroad’s all-Pullman flagship, Spirit of S ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 13th 2009 by University of Missouri
(first published 2009)
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If you like trains, you will love this book. Carlos Schwantes, a leading transportation historian, offers in this book a series of personal essays about his own experiences riding trains, mostly in the U.S. and also in Europe. Although not a professional photographer, Schwantes accompanies his essays with highly effective photos that he has taken during these train travels. Although I have ridden trains only a few times, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride through this book.