Amazing Train Journeys

AMAZING TRAIN JOURNEYS. Foreword. MARK SMITH THE MAN IN SEAT 61 There's something magical about a journey by train. Sometimes the magic is inside – on a train you have room to move and meet people, dine in a restaurant car with white ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1788682025

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Experience 60 of the world's greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Canada's Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide's The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines. Each profile contains practical information like ticket options and timetables, plus inspiring photos and illustrated maps.

Epic Adventures

Explore the World in 12 Amazing Train Journeys Sam Sedgman. ALL ABOARD ! OOO 5. 100 There is no finer way to travel than by train . For 200 years , trains have clanked , rumbled , and , whooshed across our planet , letting passengers ...

Author: Sam Sedgman

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529098998

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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From Adventures on Trains author and British Book Award 2021 winner, Sam Sedgman, comes a beautiful and informative book encapsulating the excitement and wonder of adventure and travel – all seen through the world's most wondrous train journeys. Climb onboard and travel across six continents, 34 countries and numerous cities via twelve of the world's most amazing train journeys. Bestselling author Sam Sedgman will delight with his descriptive and illuminative text about train journeys including the Eurostar (London to Amsterdam), Orient Express (Paris to Istanbul), the first Transcontinental Railroad (Chicago to San Francisco) and the Rejuvenation Express (Beijing to Hong Kong). Each locomotive adventure reveals some of the rich history, culture, landscape and wildlife of the countries travelled. Take in the safari sights of Southern Africa, wrap up warm in the Arctic Circle, celebrate Chinese New Year and taste some tea in India whilst on a toy train – there's a whole world to discover when travelling by train! Detailed, colourful illustrations by Sam Brewster brings the facts and journeys to life. Epic Adventures will appeal to culture-, travel-, locomotive-fans of all ages.

The Travel Photo Essay

climbing trails, as well as amazing train journeys to get you to unique vantage points. But just getting to the right position won't guarantee a great shot. While hiking through a vineyard on the Lake Geneva shoreline I came to a spot ...

Author: Mark Edward Harris

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315514990

Category: Photography

Page: 260

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Successful travel photographers have to wear more hats than perhaps any other photographic genre. In a single travel photo essay they are at times architectural photographers, food photographers, music photographers, car photographers – the list encompassing every possible type of photography. The Travel Photo Essay teaches the reader the necessary techniques to create cohesive professional travel stories, using images that go far beyond "I was here" photographs. From the establishing shots to the equipment list, this book discusses the techniques and concepts necessary to create professional looking images in various genres, including portrait photography, landscape photography, wildlife photography, food photography, documentary photography, sports photography and more. Covering issues such as lighting, writing, workflow and the travel photography market, award-winning photographer and writer Mark Edward Harris explains how to marry photos with words, telling a cohesive story through a series of photographs.

Sabotage on the Solar Express

These batteries power electric cars and some trains. ... like to learn more about the railways of the world, Sam has written a fantastic non-fiction book called Epic Adventures, exploring the world through twelve amazing train journeys.

Author: M. G. Leonard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529072662

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 221

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'A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story' – David Walliams on The Highland Falcon Thief Ride into danger with Hal and Uncle Nat on the fifth breathtaking Adventures on Trains Mystery, Sabotage on the Solar Express, from bestselling award-winners M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Perfect for readers of 8 to 12 and brilliantly illustrated in black and white throughout by Elisa Paganelli. Billionaire train enthusiast August Reza has invited Harrison Beck and Uncle Nat on the maiden voyage of the Solar Express – the winning design of his Reza’s Rocket competition. But during the journey, they discover the train has been sabotaged, hurtling passengers into a heart-stopping, action-packed, thrill ride across the Australian Outback. Can Hal find the saboteur and stop the runaway train before disaster strikes? Sabotage on the Solar Express can be read as a stand-alone novel, or enjoyed as part of the Adventures on Trains series. Join Hal and Uncle Nat on more stops in this thrilling series with: The Highland Falcon Thief, Kidnap on the California Comet, Murder on the Safari Star, and Danger at Dead Man's Pass. Praise for the Series: 'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!' – Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief 'A first class choo-choo-dunnit!' – David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet 'A high-speed train journey worth catching . . .The best yet' – The Times on Murder on the Safari Star 'This series just gets better and better' – Maz Evans on Danger at Dead Man's Pass

Letters to Strabo

In the distance, you could see the ice-capped peaks of the Engadin streaked with snow and black-shadowed forests of pine below. It must be one of the most amazing train journeys in the world and I was real glad to be going to a land ...

Author: David Smith

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785899368

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Set in the late 1970s, Letters to Strabo is the fictional autobiography of Adam Finnegan Black, or ‘Finn’, an innocent young American who is insatiably curious about life. His ambition is to be a travel writer, like his heroes; Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and the ancient Greek ‘father of geography’, Strabo. When Finn was young, his father Jerry went missing in a scuba diving accident in 1960’s Alexandria. After graduating from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, Finn sets out to fulfil a promise made to his mother at her death. “Finn, promise me one day you’ll find out what really happened to your father.” Along the way, he’s inspired through a series of adventures by the landscapes and people he meets travelling round the Mediterranean, but especially by the Letters to Strabo, written by Eve, his long-distance pen pal whom he dreams, one day, will become his wife... Through these letters, Finn gradually learns more about himself but also about how Eve is, in turn, struggling with an emotional trauma that she won’t fully reveal. This is both a love story and coming-of-age tale, painted on the canvas of the radiant literary, cultural and physical geography of the Mediterranean. It is funny and provocative as Finn recounts, with disarming honesty, the excitement and mistakes of youthful energy, but ultimately life-affirming in the emergence of new hope from personal tragedy. The style is both richly descriptive and intimately human and will appeal to lovers of literary fiction and good travel writing, incorporating quotes from classic works spanning from Homer to Hemingway.

Help Yourself Now

Amazing Train Journeys. Lonely Planet, 2018. Michael Shapiro. A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration. Travelers' Tales, 2004. National Geographic. Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the ...

Author: Jan Yager

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621536319

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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How to Find Help for Any Situation Although we live in the age of information and everyone is bombarded with potential sources of help, sifting through those possibilities can be a chore. This is where Help Yourself comes in! With this useful reference, author Jan Yager provides an overview of the various situations that most people have to navigate, from calling customer service or reporting a crime to finding credible and reliable information about a business, health, or legal concern. Each chapter includes a brief discussion of an issue, potential scenarios, and listings of relevant national and international organizations. Yager also instructs readers on researching state agencies, so they can contact appropriate organizations closer to home. Important topics of discussion include: Health insurance Personal finances Housing assistance Employment services Family planning K–12 education College selection and funding Small business development Legal services Crime victim resources Substance abuse Emergency preparedness And more


Tom Chesshyre is on a mission to find the answer by experiencing the world through train travel - on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of ride, from steam locomotives to bullet trains, meeting a cast of memorable ...

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale

ISBN: 9781849538268

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Experience the world by train Why do people love trains so much? Tom Chesshyre is on a mission to find the answer by experiencing the world through train travel - on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of ride, from steam locomotives to bullet trains, meeting a cast of memorable characters who share a passion for train travel. Join him on the rails and off the beaten track as he embarks on an exhilarating whistle-stop tour around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Iran via Crewe, Inverness, the Australian outback and beyond.

More Great Railway Journeys

MORE GRT RAILWAY JOURNEYALLEN/BONINGTON Their journeys range from the far flung to the more familiar, from Argentina, where Buck Henry follows the cowboy trail, to northern Britain, where comedienne Victoria Wood visits seaside towns and ...


Publisher: Bbc Publications


Category: Celebrities

Page: 224

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The Railway Magazine

Another prepared to time it ; we looked for the mile interesting exhibit of the Great Western posts on the same side , but could not find Railway is a model of the Stephenson link them . At first we assumed it was the speed valve gear ...




Category: Railroads


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