Hello. Do you have a book called "Guide to North America's tourist Railways and Museums"? or something similar to research train rides we can take?
Thank you for your question! It looks like we don't have David Holt's "Guide to North America's Tourist Railways and Museums", though it looks like a wonderful work. If it's available, we may be able to add it to our collection. I'd encourage you to put in a Suggestion for Purchase, and I'll pass the information on to our collection development staff as well. Check back with us in a week or two, and if we've been able to find a copy we can get it requested for you.
The best and most recent rail travel guide I'm seeing in our collection is Jim Loomis' All Aboard: the Complete North American Train Travel Guide. It's a little bit older, but I'd also encourage you to take a look at Trains Magazine's Tourist Trains Guidebook. You might also find Robert Burns' Iron Trails of North America interesting. We also have a subscription to Trains magazine at the Main library downtown - you can request back issues of the magazine to be sent to a library near you just as you would with a book.
As much as I love having a guidebook in hand, you may also want to supplement your search with some online sources as well - I think the Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums might be very useful while you wait for the books to arrive!
Thanks again for your question, and feel free to follow up here or give us a call at 402-444-4800 if you need additional assistance.