Travelogue books can be rather like family vacation movies: Either you love'em or you hate 'em. I can say that
Tom Zoeller's book falls into the love 'em category. It's engaging and informative, and it's nice to learn about how train systems developed in other
countries. The best section is an extended essay where Zoeller is on a
westbound Amtrak across the U.S. This section brings to mind all those great American train songs, and I keep expecting The Gambler to ask me for a smoke!