World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys

World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys


By (author) Brian Solomon

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  • Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 264mm x 28mm | 1,080g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1906780498
  • ISBN 13: 9781906780494
  • Illustrations note: 150+ colour photos, 45 maps
  • Sales rank: 151,932

Product description

Each journey is accompanied by a map of the route and is described in terms of the technical challenges of building the railroad 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 railroad in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; the Indian Pacific which runs across Australia from Perth to Sydney; India's Darjeeling Himalayan Railways; and the spectacular railroads in the Canadian Rockies.

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Author information

Brian Solomon was editor of Pacific Railnews for several years, before becoming a freelance writer and photographer. His work has appeared in numerous railroad 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 first- hand experience of the journeys.