||In 2002, Ralph Maud embarks on his boyhood dream of riding the Eskdale Railway. He goes with his brother and sister, on their first vacation together since they moved from the UK to North America in 1948. The book, a product of their railway trip, includes excerpts from and references to rail guides such as the National Rail Timetable, the OAG Rail Guide, and online Railtrack timetables. Maud positions the text as a potential guide from North American visitors with Britrail passes; Come By Train walks the reader through the process they might take to secure passes and tickets, to develop a schedule, and warns them as to what they might expect in each leg of the trip. This travel narrative is made up of Maud’s own itinerary and brief travel journal entries, trip anecdotes, and tourist advice, all organized chronologically. Most of the entries are information lists and official promotions—postcards and cut-outs from travel brochures, museums, inns, and tourist sites—but the book also includes maps, official imagery from local organizations, and some of Maud’s own photographs. Come By Train demonstrates the centrality of the railway system to the area’s tourism industry. The text also shows Maud’s participation in a long tradition of Lake District travel narratives that emphasize the back and forth between Canada (Vancouver, and in this case, SFU in particular) and the Lake District.