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dc.contributor.advisorKoster, Rhonda
dc.contributor.authorStefanovic, Kyle
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-11T02:44:41Z
dc.date.available2012-11-11T02:44:41Z
dc.date.created2011-11
dc.date.issued2012-11-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/262
dc.description.abstractAcross North America many rail enthusiasts are engaged in watching and photographing trains. Most often these aficionados go unnoticed, but increasingly small cities and towns are accommodating these "railfans". A review of the academic literature reveals that although there are many books, websites, and magazines dedicated to railfans, virtually no academic research has been conducted on who railfans are, what their economic impact is and how rural communities seek to exploit the niche market. The purpose of this research is to fill this void by examining the process and resulting economic impact of railfan tourism development.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectRailfanen_US
dc.subjectRailfan tourismen_US
dc.subjectTrainsen_US
dc.title"Build it, they are already coming": railfan tourism in North Americaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Environmental Studiesen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Studies : Nature-Based Recreation & Tourismen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLemelin, Raynald Harvey
dc.contributor.committeememberMcIntyre, Norm


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