Lost on the Rails

Coming in December, 2017

going-to-the-sunFrom the skyscrapers of downtown Chicago to the pine forests of Portland, Oregon, the Empire Builder passenger rail-train traverses 2,200 lonely miles from end to end. What’s in between on this desolate set of tracks? Rob Erwin is back at it to find out.

Leaving the Windy City and heading west, Rob explores the badlands of North Dakota, searches for grizzly bears in Glacier National Park, hikes across the U.S. – Canadian border, tackles the treacherous Columbia River Gorge in Washington, and befriends an eclectic cast of locals in small towns across eight different states on his way to the rocky shores of the Pacific Ocean.

In his unique narrative style that combines history with hilarity, Rob will once again have you ditching the travel guides and opting instead to go get lost in America.

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Photo credits: Loco Steve (Empire Builder), Tim Rains (Glacier National Park). Please check out more work from these fantastic photographers at Loco Steve and Tim Rains