James D. Porterfield

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Journeys for a Railroad Tourist

This is one of those fun things with which writers often get involved. Heritage Travel, a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, recently asked me to develop a web site devoted to rail history, travel and preservation.

Called a CIRCLE, we named mine JOURNEYS FOR A RAILROAD TOURIST. It includes a blog, a comments section, a discussion forum, links and a list of recent articles in other media.


It is fueled by my own travels, as well as by research I'm doing for another site to be launched after the beginning of the year: THE RAILROAD TOURIST.

Visit (it's free). Become a member (that's free too, and allows you to post comments and photographs and join the discussions). Make a comment. Come back often. Participate. It's a wonderful opportunity to share one of our passions.

Selected Works

Web Site
A State-by-State Guide to Locations with a Connection to Railroad History, Travel and Preservation
The History and the Recipes of America's Golden Age of Railroad Cuisine
The Recipes and Stories Behind Today's Greatest Rail Dining Experiences
A Story of the Rails
The Life of a Pennsylvania Railroad Engineman: 1904-1949
A monthly magazine