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This superbly illustrated book features 24 of the most exceptional railway journeys in the world, from the superlative Venice Simplon-Orient Express, which has provided luxury transport across Europe to priviledged travellers since 1883 to the Savannahlander that crosses the hot and dusty track between Cairns and Forsayth in Queensland, Australia. All the excursions can be made today, and practical information and contact details are given at the back of the book for those who want to undertake them. The stories explore six continents and over 20 countries, from the Denali Star through the Alaskan wilderness to the frigid reaches of the Arctic Circle in Norway; from the Vistadome that takes travellers to the mysterious Machu Picchu in Peru to the Jitong Line, which is plied by one of China's last steam trains. This select portfolio of stories is presented by respected travel and railway writers from around the globe, each of whom has recent first-hand experience of the journeys they have written about. Authoritative and precise, the text also clearly conveys the authors' passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them.
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This book features contributions by nine esteemed authors, many of whom also contributed to The World's Great Railway Journeys, published by New Holland Publishers in 2001. The overall consultants' roles are held by: Tom Savio (USA), a freelance photojournalist and broadcaster specializing in worldwide luxury rail travel whose work has appeared in many American Newspapers and specialist railway magazines. Anthony Lambert (UK) has travelled on the railways of over 40 countries and written 15 books about his experiences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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Book Description New Holland Pub Ltd, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1843305976
Book Description New Holland Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1843305976
Book Description New Holland Pub Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111843305976