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Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World By Anthony Lambert

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From the great cathedral-like railways stations of the steam age to obscure lines built through spectacular landscapes to open up countries before the advent of motorised road transport, Lost Railway Journeysfrom Around the World is a celebration of our lost railway heritage and the lines that can no longer be travelled.

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Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World by Anthony Lambert

From the great cathedral-like railways stations of the steam age to obscure lines built through spectacular landscapes to open up countries before the advent of motorised road transport, this book is a celebration of our lost railway heritage and the lines that can no longer be travelled. Through stunning images, Lost Railway Journeysfrom Around the World evokes the romance and drama of these journeys, taking the reader as close as they can possibly get to this lost world of dining cars, sleeping cars, station porters and international rail travel. Organised by continent, all of these routes have stories to tell and the lost journeys are captured in the old postcards and posters that accompany photographs drawn from collections and archives across the world.

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an impressively informative and visually thrilling celebration of our lost railway heritage and the lines that can no longer be traveled. Through truly stunning photographic images...evokes the romance and drama of these journeys, taking the reader as close as they can possibly get to this lost world of dining cars, sleeping cars, station porters and international rail travel. An absolutely 'must' for all dedicated railroad buffs...recommended for personal, community, and academic library History of Railroading collections and supplemental studies lists.
* Midwest Book Review *
...a standout among railway books and is especially recommended for rail buffs and collections looking for new rail history material. * Donovan's Literary Services *

About Anthony Lambert


Anthony Lambert has written several books about railways and travel, as well as writing for such newspapers and magazines as The Independent, Orient-Express Magazine, the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and Wanderlust. He was consultant editor for the nine-volume part work, The World of Trains, and has travelled on the railways of over 50 countries.

Table of Contents


Europe
  • Salzkammergutlokalbahn from Salzburg to Bad Ischl (Austria)
  • The Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul (Europe)
  • Colomars-Grasse-Draguignan-Meyrargues (France)
  • Le chemin de fer de Voiron a Saint-Beron (France)
  • CF de Petite Ceinture, Paris, Gare d'Orsay (France)
  • Tebay-Darlington over Stainmore Summit and Belah Viaduct (Great Britain)
  • Waverley route, Edinburgh-Carlisle via Hawick (Great Britain)
  • Somerset & Dorset Railway through the Mendips (Great Britain)
  • Listowel & Ballybunion Railway (Ireland)
  • County Donegal Railway, Strabane-Stranorlar-Donegal (Ireland)
  • Douro Valley, Ermesinde-Barca D'Alva on the Spanish border (Portugal)
  • Belgrade-Sarajevo (Yugoslavia)

Asia
  • Patiala State Monorail Trainways (India and Pakistan)
  • Bostan-Fort Sandeman (India and Pakistan)
  • Surabaya Steam Tram (Indonesia)
  • The Hejaz Railway linking Damascus with Medina (Jordan and Saudi Arabia)
  • Beirut-Damascus through the Lebanon Mountains (Lebanon and Jordan)

Australasia
  • Central Australia Railway, Adelaide-Alice Springs (Australia)
  • Eastern Railway (Western Australia) over the Darling Scarp (Australia)
  • Otago Central Railway (New Zealand)
  • Rimutaka Incline between Wellington and Masterton (New Zealand)

The Americas
  • The Ingeniero Jacobacci-Esquel line (Argentina)
  • Ferrocarril Transandino - Mendoza (Argentina)-Los Andes (Chile)
  • Madeira-Mamore Railroad (Brazil)
  • Leopoldina Railway (Brazil)
  • Kettle Valley Railway (Canada)
  • Alberta & Great Waterways Railway (Canada)
  • Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia from Antofagasta-La Paz (Chile)
  • Asuncion-Encarnacion (Paraguay)
  • Washington state: Great Northern line over Stevens Pass (United States)
  • Colorado - narrow-gauge mining railways (United States)
  • Florida East Coast Railway: the Key West Extension (United States)
  • La Guara & Caracas Railway (Venezuela)


Africa
  • Tanganyika Concessions (Angola)
  • Cairo-Khartoum via Wadi Halfa and Atbara (Egypt and Sudan)
  • Asmara-Massawa on the Red Sea (Eritrea)
  • Oujda-Bouarfa to Niger (Morocca)
  • Saint Paul-Roland Garros Airport in Sainte Marie (La Reunion)
  • Port Elizabeth-Avontuur (South Africa)
  • Bulawayo-Livingstone (Zambia) via the Victoria Falls bridge (Zimbabwe)

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GOR010736561
Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World by Anthony Lambert
Anthony Lambert
Used - Very Good
Hardback
White Lion Publishing
2018-10-24
208
178131747X
9781781317471
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