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A Book of Railway Journeys [electronic resource]
A Book of Railway Journeys [electronic resource]
Kennedy, Ludovic2015
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Train travel always leads to great adventures; the countryside, like a moving picture show, unrolls itself before one's eyes. One is transported to the wild places of earth - forest, mountain, desert; and always there is the counterpoint between life within the train and life without. Train travel, being both constrictred in time and space, magnifies character, intensifies relationships, unites the disparate. Ordinary people become extra-ordinary, larger then life; and in the knowledge that they will not meet again, expansive, confiding, intimate.This anthology takes us on a round-the-world tour, through 155 years of train travel. It conjures up grand old trains and historic journeys; recalls horrific wartime adventures and spectacular crashes; and dwells on the romance of rail travel - its most unlikely encounters and unexpected events.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Head of Zeus, 2015
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781784972738
Language:
English
BRN:
2571734
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