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Transcontinental Train Odyssey

Transcontinental Train Odyssey (PDF ebook)

By Fischer, Tim

'This book is both highly educational and a damn good read.' - Sam Burgess, OAM, former chairman Zig Zag Railway 'A fascinating view of railways throughout the world by an Australian railway do-er.' - Mike Mohan, formerly of US Railroader, Southern Pacific Railways and now ARG, P...erth Join Tim Fischer, former deputy prime minister of Australia and one of the country's best-known (and most energetic) train enthusiasts, on an entertaining and informative journey to the great railways of the world. From the early days of train travel to the heady international race to develop new railways to the inaugural journey of Australia's new Ghan, Tim explores the successes and the disasters of a mode of transport that still captures the imagination today. Here are tales from Tim's many hundreds of train trips around the world, colourful anecdotes about the characters he's met and the far-flung places he's visited, and descriptions of his twelve greatest stations in the world - as well as enough rail history and technical information to satisfy the most ardent trainspotter.
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ISBN 9781741153286
Published 1 Aug 2004
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781741153286
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 1 Aug 2004
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Fischer, Tim
Category Trains & Railways: General Interest
Travel & Holiday
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 910.4
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade