A portrait in words and photographs of over 50 of the world’s most exciting, unusual and exotic railway journeys, including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Each journey is accompanied by a route map and is described in terms of the technical challenges of the construction of the track as well as the stunning views to be seen while travelling on the trains. Some of the railway journeys featured include the Harz narrow-gauge railway in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; the Indian Pacific which runs across Australia from Perth to Sydney; India’s Darjeeling Himalayan Railways; and the spectacular railways in the Canadian Rockies.
About the Author
Brian Solomon was editor of Pacific Railnews for several years, before becoming a freelance writer and photographer. His work has appeared in numerous railway publications and he has authored more than 44 books. He has travelled to ride and photograph railways in more than 30 nations around the world. For this book he has brought together a team of expert contributors, all with firsthand experience of the journeys .
Size 260 x 215mm / 10” x 8”. Extent 208 pages.
Words 45,000 approx. Illustrations c.150 colour photographs, 45 location maps.
Price £16.99 paperback with flaps
Also available in hardback