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The Resource The world's most exotic railway journeys : 50 of the most dramatic, scenic and long-distance routes across the globe, Brian Solomon ; with contributions from Paul Bigland, David Bowden and Scott Lothes

The world's most exotic railway journeys : 50 of the most dramatic, scenic and long-distance routes across the globe, Brian Solomon ; with contributions from Paul Bigland, David Bowden and Scott Lothes

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The world's most exotic railway journeys : 50 of the most dramatic, scenic and long-distance routes across the globe
Title
The world's most exotic railway journeys
Title remainder
50 of the most dramatic, scenic and long-distance routes across the globe
Statement of responsibility
Brian Solomon ; with contributions from Paul Bigland, David Bowden and Scott Lothes
Title variation
Railway journeys
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A portrait in words and photographs of 50 of the most scenic, remote and long-distance routes in Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America, and Europe. Some, such as the "Orient Express" route from Paris to Istanbul, are historical and no longer possible as a single journey; for these, full details of how to trace the route today accompany the description of the original concept. Other journeys are included because of the dramatic countryside they pass through, such as "The Ghan" in Australia, or the challenging nature of the track construction, such as the Western Australia Mixed Gauge built to accommodate trains with different gauges on the same line, or for the nostalgia of steam locomotives like the West Coast Wilderness Railway in Tasmania and the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway from Pinjarra to Dwellingup. There are journeys to the Arctic and trips traversing whole countries. The descriptions tell of the logistics of the route, the historical reasons for its existence and the spectacular scenery to be viewed from the train window. Each journey is accompanied by a route map and illustrated with contemporary images
Cataloging source
APLS
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1966-
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Solomon, Brian
Dewey number
910.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bigland, Paul
  • Bowden, David
  • Lothes, Scott
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  • Railway travel
  • Voyages and travels
  • Railways
Label
The world's most exotic railway journeys : 50 of the most dramatic, scenic and long-distance routes across the globe, Brian Solomon ; with contributions from Paul Bigland, David Bowden and Scott Lothes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055437370
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781909612174
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922014432
Label
The world's most exotic railway journeys : 50 of the most dramatic, scenic and long-distance routes across the globe, Brian Solomon ; with contributions from Paul Bigland, David Bowden and Scott Lothes
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055437370
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781909612174
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922014432

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