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 Journeys from 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.
About the Author
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.
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