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Lost railway journeys : from around the world

Author: Anthony J Lambert
Publisher: London : White Lion Publishing, an imprint of Quarto Publishing, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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, 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 evokes the romance and drama of these journeys, taking the reader as close as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Lambert
ISBN: 9781781317471 178131747X
OCLC Number: 1076643113
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: EuropeSalzkammergutlokalbahn 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) AsiaPatiala 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) AustralasiaCentral 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 AmericasThe 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) AfricaTanganyika 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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