Rail Journeys (Hardcover)

By David Ross

Amber Books, 9781782749196, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

List Price: 29.95*
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Description

All aboard Through outstanding images, Rail Journeys explores some of the most historic, spectacular, and remote locations in the world, where trains still offer romantic experiences of rail travel at its best.

Imagine traveling on the legendary Orient Express from London to Istanbul, the Transcontinental railroad across the Canadian Rockies, or the Serra Verde Express through the Brazilian rainforest. In more than 200 superb photographs, Rail Journeys takes you on expeditions through some of the world's most unusual, romantic, and remarkable landscapes. Experience the Coast Starlight, which carries passengers from Los Angeles to Seattle along the Pacific coast; the 4,350-mile Trans-Siberian Railway, spanning the entirety of Mongolia and Russia from Beijing to Moscow; and "El Chepe," the Mexican Copper Canyon railway, a line that took 90 years to build and negotiates 87 tunnels, 36 bridges, and sweeping hairpin bends as it climbs from sea level to rim-top views at 7,874 feet. Or enjoy the engineering excellence of the Konkan Railway in India, connecting Mumbai with the port of Mangalore via some 2,000 bridges and 90 tunnels; and the Shinkansen "Bullet Train" as it races at speeds of more than 186 mph between Tokyo and Kyoto, passing the iconic Mount Fuji on the way. Every ride is an electrifying adventure.


About the Author

David Ross specializes 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.