T h e j o u r n e y i s j u s t t h e s t a r t o f t h e adventure
USA COAST TO COAST
A M E R I C A N
A once-in-a-lifetime holiday that includes the USA’s major cities, world-famous sights such as the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, and a journey across the stunning Rockies.
Day 1. To the USA. Flight from London/Manchester to New York for a three night stay in the city centre. Days 2-3. New York. See the incredible sights of the ‘Big Apple’ on our guided tour and Manhattan cruise leaving Day 3 free to explore. Days 4-5. Washington. Travel to Washington for a two night stay with a tour of the city’s famous landmarks. Day 6. To Chicago. Leave by overnight sleeper train for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Days 7-8. Chicago. Arrive in Chicago and take a city tour, including the site of Al Capone’s headquarters and the Sears Tower. Next day depart on the California Zephyr overnight train into Iowa and Nebraska. Days 9-10. Denver. Spend a day in Denver, then a day exploring the Rocky Mountain National Park, Big Thompson Canyon & Estes Park. Day 11. Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Travel along the route of the USA’s most scenic train, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, past dramatic peaks and deep ravines, for an overnight stay at Grand Junction.
Day 12. Durango. Visit Silverton, then take a breathtaking ride on the historic Durango and Silverton Railroad to the Wild West town of Durango. Day 13. Monument Valley. Explore the rugged landscape of Monument Valley, one of the USA’s most famous locations staying two nights in Flagstaff. Day 14. Grand Canyon. Travel in vintage carriages to the majestic Grand Canyon, one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights. Day 15. Flagstaff. Free day, perhaps to enjoy the fabulous setting of Flagstaff, then travel by overnight train to Los Angeles. Day 16. Los Angeles. Explore Los Angeles and spend a night on board the RMS Queen Mary, formerly a famous ocean liner. Days 17-19. San Francisco. Take the Coast Starlight along the Pacific coast, past pristine beaches and through the wine country of San Luis Obispo, to San Francisco for a three night stay and sightseeing tour, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Days 20-21. To London/Manchester. Overnight flight back to London/Manchester, arriving on Day 21.
All included in the price... Scheduled flights London/Manchester to New York & San Francisco to London/Manchester
Rail and coach travel as described
16 nights’ hotel accommodation
3 overnight train journeys in two-berth roomette with meals included
✯ 5 guided city tours
✯ 2 harbour cruises
4 iconic Amtrak journeys & 2 rail journeys on heritage lines
Transfers and luggage handling in USA
Accompanied by a professional Tour Manager
46 departures between 16 April and 15 October 2012 21 day holiday from £3,075
you simply couldn’t put such inclusive holidays together yourself for less
West Coast and Yosemite
15 days from £2,478 Dramatic Yosemite National Park and our favourite Californian cities lie in wait as we discover America’s west coast by rail. Marvel at the scenery of California’s golden coast, Santa Barbara, San Diego and San Francisco.
Tracks of the Deep South
14 days from £2,325 Rail tour through the heartland of great American music - from Nashville, home of Country Music, to the the jazz of New Orleans. Walk in the footsteps of legends and enjoy fine Southern hospitality.
Las Vegas & the Golden West
15 days from £2,025 Discover the two sides of West Coast America, from glitzy, glamorous Hollywood and Las Vegas to the spectacular scenery of Yosemite and The Grand Canyon.
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Cover: Statfold Barn’s three open days will be essentials for many narrow gauge enthusiasts this season – here new-build Hunslet ‘Statfold’
gets away during the September 2011 open day. In this issue we also look at the travels of
Statfold’s much-older Hunslet sisters.
Photo: Andrew Charman
NARROW GAUGE WORLD is published six times per year. Next issue on sale 27th April 2012
The magazine giving worldwide coverage – yesterday and today
No 80 March/April 2012
05 First Lines New season thoughts
06 Headline News Glyn Valley restoration approved
07 UK News Progress at the Rheidol
12 World News Latest on Vivarais revival
14 Waite’s World One man’s Columbian steam
16 InsightTravelsof the Dinorwic Hunslets
21 CollectionsCzechmuseum’s narrow gauge
23 European lines Hair-raising adventure in Estonia
27 News Gallery The best narrow gauge photography
31 World lines Welcome revival in Cambodia
34 The Big Projects Big changes for Harbour station
35 InsightHuntingRussian steam survivors
40 The Smaller Lines Almond Valley needs bodies
42 ViewpointLetters,websites and the quiz
45 NG Modelling Small buildings, big locos...
49 On the Shelf NG books, DVDs and models
50 DiaryNewseason running dates
55 Narrow Gauge Encounter Trails in Tasmania
NARROW GAUGE WORLD – No 80