Let a Train Take You Somewhere New
If you are looking for adventure, romance, beautiful scenery or you just need some time to figure out life, a train ride can give that to you. For decades trains have been romanticized in our culture through film, art, and literature. Whether you are needing to catch the 3:10 to Yuma or are on your way to school with Harry Potter from Platform 9 ¾, we have some great train getaways for you to pick up at your local library branch. Right now America seems to be in a 20 year long upswing of train travel popularity. With a national resurge interest in trains and Covid regulations changing how we want to travel, it may just be this summer’s hottest ride and hot summer read.
The advantages to train travel are cheaper and more reliable fares, more freedom in movement, fewer restriction with luggage, and more privacy and comfort. You could even choose a sleeper car and travel like Katniss from The Hunger Games or Detective Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express. Or you can not sleep at all in the recently released thriller Night Train.
Maybe you just like to people watch and are more inclined to pick up a copy of Trains and Lovers or Water for Elephants. If you are sick of staying home and need to get out, you could travel Around the World in 80 Days or 270 pages, whichever is easier. Recreate the magic of childhood in The Polar Express or solve a murder with The Girl on the Train and Murder on the Flying Scotsman. We have coming of age tales that take you across the land where you find a new home and yourself in When the Whistle Blows and the Orphan Train. The London Train will have you so wrapped up in the lives of others that you anticipate when they all come together for a riveting ending and fresh beginning.
If you are still cautious of public transportation we have some great sights to see from the comfort of your sofa within our DVD collection. Also on our list All Aboard! are films with train travel from your favorite novels as well as non-fiction books and films, such as: America by Rail and Canada by Rail. For more books with train travel check out our catalog here. Also, look at Hoopla, Libby, or Overdrive for even more options.