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Rail Journeys

David Ross

There is always a sense of adventure when going on a rail journey. Whether it is aboard the Orient Express from London to Istanbul, or travelling the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific coast, or riding the... Read moreRead less

There is always a sense of adventure when going on a rail journey. Whether it is aboard the Orient Express from London to Istanbul, or travelling the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific coast, or riding the Serra Verde Express through the Brazilian rainforest, Rail Journeys takes the reader through some of the most unusual, romantic and remarkable landscapes in the world.
Find out about the Alaska Railroad, which carries freight and passengers along the Alaskan coast; or the 7,000 kilometre Trans-Siberian, crossing the entirety of Mongolia and Russia from Beijing to Moscow; or ‘El Chepe’, the Mexican Copper Canyon railway, a line which took 90 years to build and negotiates 87 tunnels, 36 bridges and sweeping hairpin bends as it climbs from sea level to the rim-top views it offers at 2,400m; or enjoy the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, a train that reaches the highest railway summit in the world at Tanggula Pass at 5072m (16,640ft); or experience the Shinkansen ‘Bullet Train’ as it races at speeds of more than 320 km/h (200mph) between Tokyo and Kyoto, passing the iconic Mount Fuji on the way.
With 200 outstanding colour photographs, Rail Journeys takes the reader to some of the most historic, spectacular and remotest locations in the world, places where trains still offer romantic and astounding experiences of rail travel at its best.

Photographs series

Format: 213 x 290mm hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10000
Illustrations: 210 photos
ISBN: 9781782749196

David Ross

David Ross specialises in maritime and railway history and has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Ships Visual Encyclopedia, The Essential Naval Identification Guide: Submarines 1914–Present, Great Warships and The World’s Greatest Battleships.

9781782749196 hb

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