This is the first book of its kind to examine railway heritage in the context of tourism in a comprehensive, internationally relevant manner. It explores the challenges faced by developers and operators of railway heritage destinations including financial, legal and managerial sustainability in the modern tourism industry. These themes are exemplified by a variety of case studies of railway heritage in tourism from regions around the world including North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australasia. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of cultural tourism as well as researchers and practitioners of industrial heritage tourism, along with graduate and senior undergraduate students.
Michael V. Conlin is a professor in the Okanagan School of Business, Canada. His research focuses on cultural and heritage tourism and industrial cultural heritage. Recent publications include Mining Heritage and Tourism (edited with L. Jolliffe, 2011). Geoffrey R. Bird is a professor at Royal Roads University, Canada. His research interests include cultural and heritage tourism and remembrance tourism. He is the co-author of Transforming Communities through Tourism (with C. Fisher, B. White & T. Hood, 2009).
Section 1: Introduction 1. Michael Conlin and Geoffrey Bird: Railway Heritage and Tourism: Themes, Issues and Trends Section 2: Issues, Themes, and Trends 2. Bradford Hudson: Railway Hotels: From Infrastructure to Destination 3. Kyle Stefanovic and Rhonda Koster: Railfans and Railway Heritage Tourism 4. Warwick Frost and Jennifer Laing: The Magic of Trains and Travel in Children's Stories 5. Kim Lemky, Lee Jolliffe and Michael Conlin: Railway Heritage for the Cruise Market 6. Josephine Pryce: Safety on the Line: Balancing Authentic Experiences against Risks and Hazards 7. Arianne Reis and Carla Jellum: New Zealand Rail Trails: Heritage Tourism Attractions and Rural Communities 8. James Porterfield: The Dining Car's Contribution to Railroad Heritage Tourism 9. Ian Chaplin: Revitalizing Community Values through Railway Regeneration in the Asia Pacific Region: A Tourism Research and Education Approach Section 3: National and Regional Railway Heritage Tourism 10. Carla Conceicao Lana Fraga, Marcio Peixoto de Sequeira Santos and Sergio de Castro Ribeiro: Railroad Tourism in Brazil 11. Blanca Camargo, Marel Morales, C Gabriela Garza, and Gloria Sens: Railway Tourism: An Opportunity to Diversify Tourism in Mexico 12. Fredrick Collison: The Grand Canyon Railway 13. Joan Henderson: Railways as Heritage Attractions: The Malaysia-Singapore Line 14. Philipp Boksberger and Martin Sturzenegger: The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes: A Masterpiece of Railway Engineering 15. Leanne White: Regional Railway Revival: Connecting Heritage and Tourism in the Spa Centre of Australia 16. Libo Yan and Xingcheng Zhuang: The Future of the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway: A Political Economic Perspective 17. William Found: The St. Kitts Scenic Railway: A Journey Into an Island's Heritage 18. Michael Conlin and Bruce Prideaux: The Future of Railway Heritage Tourism? The West Coast Wilderness Railway, Tasmania Section 4: Conclusion 19. Geoffrey Bird and Michael Conlin: No Terminus in Sight: New Horizons for Heritage Railways