When Tim Newcomb gazes out a train window, he sees the passing landscape with the eye of an artist and he's going to describe it to you like a new friend in the club car. Riding Long Rails is a celebration of a lost form of travel as well as a beautiful meditation on the in-between places on the North American continent that too few of us bother to see anymore. These poems will transport you to a swy day on the Plains or nightfall in the mountains with the hum of a diesel engine pulling everything along. They are t to be missed. - TomZoellner, author of Train: Riding the Rails that Created the Modern World, from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief.