Great Railway Journeys of the World: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Best Locomotive Journeys by Max Wade-Matthews

Great Railway Journeys of the World: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Best Locomotive Journeys by Max Wade-Matthews lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Lorenz, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: There are few finer experiences than the thrill of a classic railway journey. This remains as true today as it was in 1825, when Stephensons Rocket first steamed its way from Stockton to Darlington.

Great Railway Journeys of the World describes 95 outstanding railway journeys, experienced first-hand by a team of expert writers. Some of the journeys are quite short but steeped in history, notably the railway down Indias once perilous Khyber Pass; and the narrow-gauge line that carried gold prospectors from the port of Skagway to Whitehorse, in the Yukon. Others, such as the transcontinental lines of Australia and Canada, the Hastern and Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok, and the Red Arrows journey from Brussels to I long Kong, cover thousands of kilometres.

For luxury and romance there is nothing to match the Orient Express, the Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria, or the wonderfully nostalgic Palace on Wheels in Rajasthan; while the many extraordinary feats of engineering described include the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostock, the Trans-Ancline Railway in Chile with its 26 tunnels in 70 km (44 miles), and the Bra/. ilian line from Santos where the carriages are still hoisted up the Serro do Mar on a rope. For lovers of the latest and fastest trains, there is the high-speed line from Tokyo to Osaka, or London to Bern by Furostar and TGV while on many other journeys the trains are still hauled, on gauges broad and narrow, by lovingly preserved steam locomotives.

Long or short, modern or historic, broad-gauge or narrow, each of the journeys described in Great Railway Journeys of the World will whet the appetites of rail enthusiasts everywhere. Packed with information historical, geographical and technical and with over 700 photographs of the worlds most remarkable trains, and stunning scenery, this monumental book bears eloquent witness to the enduring romance of rail travel.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Index. 12″ x 9¼”.

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