From a train enthusiast and former deputy prime minister of Australia comes this personal guide to the great transcontinental railways of the world. Trainspotters will enjoy the statistics, charts, and technical specifications that are interspersed throughout colorful travel anecdotes and railway histories.
Introduction Part 1 Foundations1 Gauge Breakthrough2 Green Light to Darwin3 Record Breaking Construction4 Australia Revamps RailPart 2 Global Rennaisance5 Great Britain, Not So Great6 Europe Leads in High Speed Rail7 North America and the USA Love Hate Relationship with Rail8 South Americas Derail9 Africa, the Agony and Lunacy10 China, India, Russia, Japan: Curious Connections11 The Rest of Greater Asia: The Good and the Bad10 The Top Ten Grand StationsPart 3 Darwin at last, the future13 First Freight Train on the Rail to Asia14 First Ghan to Darwin: This Train is Bound for Glory15 The Future Rail RennaisanceAcknowledgementsBibliographyIndex
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1