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Philadelphia Featured Heavily On New Railroad Related Tourist Sites Map

By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Amtrak is planning a one day, special train trip from Philadelphia on November 2nd, visiting many railroading sites in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

But if you like trains, there’s a new tool to help you find tourist sites.

The Rail USA guide is a map on one side, pinpointing hundreds of railroad-related sites in the Eastern U.S., then thumbnail descriptions of each on the back.

Publisher Eric Ribeck says the Philadelphia area gets a lot of attention, from the enormous steam engine inside the Franklin Institute to other attractions not far from town:

“There is a railroad museum in Newtown Square that’s in an 1895 station and has a very unique collection of HO engines,” he said.

The big map also features zoom-in insets in areas like ours, where there are so many sites you might miss some.

“Which is exactly the point in that a lot of these places are easy to miss and we try to capture them all on the map,” Ribeck said.

The company also puts out a map of mid-Atlantic region lighthouses with similar format and illustrations.

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