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The 50 Greatest Train Journeys Of The World

Author : Anthony Lambert
ISBN : 9781785780660
Genre : Transportation
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Whether you’re on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other. From the modest line through North Yorkshire’s Esk Valley to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the coast-tocoast journey through the mountains of Corsica, acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents an unmissable selection for any traveller who loves the journey as much as the destination. Here is a carefully chosen, wide-ranging selection of train journeys with character, sublime scenery and a real sense of history.

The 50 Greatest Train Journeys Of The World

Author : Anthony Lambert
ISBN : 1785780654
Genre : Railroad travel
File Size : 64. 81 MB
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Acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents his selection of train journeys with real character, sublime scenery, a sense of history, a well-appointed train, or even the opportunity to enjoy a meal with proper napery, silver and glass... Some journeys are well known, such as the Glacier or Orient Expresses, which combine glamour, outstanding cuisine and service and colorful history. Others less so: The Sunset Limited traverses through the quintessential Wild West country of New Mexico; or the coast-to-coast journey through the chestnut- and pine-clad mountains of Corsica, crossing one of Gustave Eiffel s glorious viaducts of gossamer steel. From the modest line of the Alaska Railroad to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the train that crosses Australia s barren Nullarbor Plain in a dead-straight 478km, Lambert s is an unmissable selection for any lover of travel that is as delightful as the destination."

Time Out Great Train Journeys Of The World

Author : Time Out
ISBN : 9781846701511
Genre : Transportation
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This lively guide takes an in-depth look at 40 of the world's best train journeys, from short to long, luxurious to decidedly less so, nostalgic steam lines to the latest high-tech locomotives. Covering a variety of reader interests, the book is divided into inspiring sections such as Crossing Continents, State of the Art, Cultural Experiences, Nostalgia, and Scenic Spectaculars. Every journey includes a bells-and-whistles fact box giving useful and amusing insider tips ? what to pack, the best photo-ops, maximizing the best the trip has to offer, and more. All journeys are planned as complete vacations and offer suggestions for memorable side trips. Featuring stunning photographs throughout, Time Out Great Train Journeys is as beautiful as it is practical, and is an indispensable reference for any rail buff.

Ticket To Ride

Author : Tom Chesshyre
ISBN : 9781783728114
Genre : Transportation
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Why do people love trains so much? Tom Chesshyre is on a mission to find the answer by experiencing the world through train travel—on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of ride, from steam locomotives to bullet trains, meeting a cast of memorable characters who share a passion for train travel. Join him on the rails and off the beaten track as he embarks on an exhilarating whistle-stop tour around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Iran via Crewe, Inverness, the Australian outback, and beyond.

Journeys Of A Lifetime

Author : National Geographic
ISBN : 9781426216084
Genre : Reference
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Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered. A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; mountain biking in Transylvania; driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland; or rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train, and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world's top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections. Each chapter showcases stunning photography, full-colour maps, evocative text, and expert advice, including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey, all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.

Lenin On The Train

Author : Catherine Merridale
ISBN : 9780141979939
Genre : History
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THE TIMES, THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'Twice I missed my stop on the Tube reading this book... this is a jewel among histories' David Aaronovitch, The Times 'The suberb, funny, fascinating story of Lenin's trans-European rail journey to power and how it shook the world' - Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard Books of the Year A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia's greatest revolutionary was taken in a 'sealed train' across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tactics and ideas to break a stalemate that was itself destroying Europe. In the German government a small group of men had a brilliant idea: why not sow further confusion in an increasingly chaotic Russia by arranging for Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the most notorious of revolutionary extremists, currently safely bottled up in neutral Switzerland, to go home? Catherine Merridale's Lenin on the Train recreates Lenin's extraordinary journey from harmless exile in Zurich, across a Germany falling to pieces from the war's deprivations, and northwards to the edge of Lapland to his eventual ecstatic reception by the revolutionary crowds at Petrograd's Finland Station. With great skill and insight Merridale weaves the story of the train and its uniquely strange group of passengers with a gripping account of the now half-forgotten liberal Russian revolution and shows how these events intersected. She brilliantly uses a huge range of contemporary eyewitnesses, observing Lenin as he travelled back to a country he had not seen for many years. Many thought he was a mere 'useful idiot', others thought he would rapidly be imprisoned or killed, others that Lenin had in practice few followers and even less influence. They would all prove to be quite wrong.

Collins Railway Day Trips

Author : Julian Holland
ISBN : 0007497156
Genre : History
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The perfect companion for the rail traveller to plan adventures and follow the changing landscapes through the train window. An essential guide to exploring Britain by train. This pocket guide is unashamedly about the train, rail travel, the railway and its immediate environs, and is suitable for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. Each journey incorporates colourful mapping, gradient profiles of mountainous routes, high-quality photographs and accessible text on the history and geography of the route. Descriptions of great days out from major destinations are also featured. Based on his extensive knowledge of British rail travel, the author reveals appealing quirks of the various routes and provides practical tips on how to make the most of your journey. Some of the routes featured include: London to York/Leeds & Days out from York York to Edinburgh & Days out from Edinburgh London to Liverpool/Manchester via Crewe Crewe to Carlisle Carlisle to Glasgow & Days out from Glasgow Leeds to Carlisle via Settle Glasgow to Oban/Fort William Fort William to Mallaig Glasgow to Inverness Inverness to Far North/Kyle Edinburgh to Aberdeen London to Cambridge London to Bath & Days out from Bath London to Exeter via Westbury & Days out from Exeter Exeter to Penzance Cornish Branch Lines London to Stratford-upon-Avon Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth/Pwllheli London to Crewe, Chester, Llandudno Junction, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog, Dovey Junction and Shrewsbury Days out from London - Brighton, Canterbury, Oxford, Cambridge

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