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First class : legendary train journeys around the world

Author: Patrick Poivre d'Arvor
Publisher: New York : Vendome Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This enchanting book, which comes with a slipcase designed to resemble a steamer trunk, takes readers on memorable journeys on the Orient Express, le Train Bleu, the California Zephyr, and others across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Readers encounter the elegant porters and bellboys as well as the beautifully dressed millionaires, kings, and maharajas who were their clients. The great old and new trains  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Poivre d'Arvor
ISBN: 9780865651883 0865651884
OCLC Number: 147988640
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 359 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 16 x 24 cm
Contents: All aboard! All aboard! --
The toy train of Darjeeling --
The Orient Express --
The Canadian --
The Trans-Siberian Railway --
The Uganda Railway or Lunatic Line --
The Train bleu --
The Blue Train --
The California Zephyr --
The Palace on Wheels --
The Eastern and Oriental Express --
Railways of the Andes.
Other Titles: Âge d'or du voyage en train.
Responsibility: Patrick Poivre d'Arvor.
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This enchanting book, which comes with a slipcase designed to resemble a steamer trunk, takes readers on memorable journeys on the Orient Express, le Train Bleu, the California Zephyr, and others across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Readers encounter the elegant porters and bellboys as well as the beautifully dressed millionaires, kings, and maharajas who were their clients. The great old and new trains are all here, and a reader can feel the gentle sway and anticipate the delicious dinner about to be served in a plush and paneled dining car. There are maps showing the routes of the great expresses, quotations from famous literary figures, and images of some of the beautiful destinations they reached. This is a perfect gift for train buffs and world travelers.

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