Great Railway Adventure by Christopher Portway 1983 w Dust Jacket Fiction
Great Railway Adventure by Christopher Portway 1983 w Dust Jacket Fiction
Great Railway Adventure by Christopher Portway 1983 w Dust Jacket Fiction

Great Railway Adventure by Christopher Portway 1983 w Dust Jacket Fiction

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Great Railway Adventure by Christopher Portway 1983 w Dust Jacket Fiction
 
Great Railway Adventure by Christopher Portway 1983 w Dust Jacket 227 Pages
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
1983
227 Pages
The Great Railway Adventure by Christopher Portway is a feast of stories that recount a lifetime's experience of travelling around the world by train. In it he regales us with accounts of his journeys on the original Orient Express, the Trans-Siberian Express and the Taurus Express to name but a few.
Not all his journeys are on such famed or civilised trains however, others find him in humble little coaches in Asia and South America, in stifling compartments as he crosses Pakistan's Baluchistan Desert, or shivering with cold as he rides the world's highest railway line in Peru.
His fellow travellers are friendly Turks, garrulous Armenians, inquisitive Russians, suspicious Albanians, smiling Ugandans, polite Indians, not-so-polite Syrians, and 'don't-look-now-but-I-think-we're-being-followed' East Germans. His corner seat is a plush roomette on America's Amtrak, a broken-down, third-class wagon on Algerian Railways and standing-room only on India's Frontier Mail. Off the train for a moment and he is being robbed in Kabul, arrested in Kampala and berated in Khaborovsk.
In Christopher Portway we have a traveller in the old tradition: someone who enjoys travel for no other purpose than for its own sake. His enthusiasm for travelling, trains and adventure is infectious; his book, The Great Railway Adventure is one to unreservedly enjoy.

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