Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World

Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World

The loss of the railway was much more than a transport inconvenience to countless communities , more than the destruction of something that brought people together . When one looks at the quality of stonework in a bridge abutment ...

Author: Anthony Lambert

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9781781318539

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 270

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 from Around the World evokes the romance and drama of these journeys, taking the reader as close as they can possibly get to this lost world of dining cars, sleeping cars, station porters and international rail travel. Organised by continent, all of these routes have stories to tell and the lost journeys are captured in the old postcards and posters that accompany photographs drawn from collections and archives across the world.
Categories: Transportation

Slow Trains Around Spain

Slow Trains Around Spain

Anthony Lambert, author of Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World "Beethoven with attitude, masochism in Lviv, the smell of cigarettes in the corridor, adventurous great-aunts who travelled on the roofs of crowded trains, ...

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781800076679

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 688

Between soaring mountains, across arid deserts, parched plains and valleys of fruit orchards and olive groves, down glittering coastlines and along viaducts towering above plunging ravines... there is no better way to see Spain than by train. Rail enthusiast Tom Chesshyre, author of Slow Trains to Venice, Ticket to Ride and Tales from the Fast Trains, hits the tracks once again to take in the country through carriage windows on a series of clattering rides beyond the popular image of “holiday Spain” (although he stops by in Benidorm and Torremolinos too). From hidden spots in Catalonia, through the plains of Aragon and across the north coast to Santiago de Compostela, Chesshyre continues his journey via Madrid, the wilds of Extremadura, dusty mining towns, the cathedrals and palaces of Valencia and Granada, and finally to Seville, Andalusia’s beguiling (and hot) capital. Encounters? Plenty. Mishaps? A lot. Happy Spanish days? All the way.
Categories: Travel

Slow Trains to Venice

Slow Trains to Venice

Anthony Lambert, author of Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World 'Beethoven with attitude, masochism in Lviv, the smell of cigarettes in the corridor, adventurous great aunts who travelled on the roofs of crowded trains, ...

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781787838758

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 744

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, he travels as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, he heads back via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.
Categories: Travel

Park Life

Park Life

Around the World in 50 Parks Tom Chesshyre. "He casually, and beautifully, ... Anthony Lambert, author of Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World "Beethoven with attitude, masochism in Lviv, the smell of cigarettes in the corridor, ...

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781800074859

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 836

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it's that people love parks As horizons shrank, we took stock. At first, a sense of panic set in: nowhere to go, nothing to do... Then we all went to the park, and we realized something: we need greenery – we crave it. Whether we’re in Colombia or Korea, America or Australia, urban parks are places where we can find calm amid the chaos. They can also (more often than we may realize) conceal intriguing hidden histories, and can tell us something about modern life in our frenzied world, too. With fondness and humour, travel writer Tom Chesshyre recalls 50 of his favourite urban parks from across the world, in a love letter to the green escapes that bring us joy in our cities.
Categories: Travel

The Railway Journey

The Railway Journey

31 Thus the intensive experience of the sensuous world , terminated by the industrial revolution , underwent a resurrection in the new institution of photography . Since immediacy , closeups and foreground had been lost in reality ...

Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520059298

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 420

Categories: Social Science

New Scientist

New Scientist

All signals clear ahead Losing Track by Kerry Hamilton and Stephen Potter, Routledge & Kegan Paul, pp 152, £7-95 Mick Hamer ... To Fanny Kemble, the actor, writing in 1830, her first railway journey had been the thrill of a lifetime.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 80

View: 306

New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
Categories:

On the Slow Train

On the Slow Train

This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken ...

Author: Michael Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781848092082

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 486

Never was the sadness of the end of an affair so poignantly expressed than in Flanders and Swann's elegy The Slow Train. This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. On the Slow Train will reconnect with that long-missed need to lift our heads from the daily grind and reflect that there are still places in Britain where we can stop and stare. It will tap into many things: a love of railways, a love of history, and a love of nostalgia. This book will be a paean to another age before milk churns, porters, and cats on seats were replaced by security announcements and Burger King. These twelve spectacular journeys will help free us from what Baudelaire denounced as "the horrible burden of time."
Categories: Travel

The Times the Joy of Railways

The Times the Joy of Railways

Packed with hundreds of photographs, journey logs, trainspotting notebooks and ephemera. This is a vivid recollection of the whole atmosphere of the railways during that glorious era.

Author: Julian Holland

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 0008323763

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 666

Journey back to the 1950s and 60s with this nostalgic look at Britain's railways in their glory days. Packed with hundreds of photographs, journey logs, trainspotting notebooks and ephemera. This is a vivid recollection of the whole atmosphere of the railways during that glorious era. Organised by the six regions of British Railways, each chapter is a roll call of the top spots to visit in search of that elusive number, the best sheds for an unusual sighting and, of course, the star locomotives that plied the lines. With detailed records of trainspotting trips, region miscellany and information on the locomotives that survived, The Joy of Railways, is a journey down memory lane to the final days of steam, and the move to diesel on Britain's beloved railways.
Categories: Transportation

The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine

Somerset & Dorset Railway Vol 3 2. The Pioneer Ljne 3. Settle & Carlisle 1959-1968 4. No Trolleys Round the Square 5. Ivo Peters - His Films Revisited - S4D Vol 1 6. London's Lost Docks 7. Southern Railway at War 8. Steam World Archive ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058312664

Category: Railroads

Page:

View: 621

Categories: Railroads

The Oriental World

The Oriental World

... a journey across the ocean is as safe as a rail journey of the same length , and in some respects more so . ... Pacific , City of Boston , Tempest , United Kingdom , Ismailia , and Trojan were lost at sea , and never heard from .

Author: Thomas Wallace Knox

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067126832

Category:

Page: 694

View: 927

Categories: