Great Trains, The By Bryan Morgan 259 Pages Dust Jacket

Great Trains, The By Bryan Morgan 259 Pages Dust Jacket

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Great Trains, The By Bryan Morgan 259 Pages Dust Jacket
 
The Great Trains By Bryan Morgan 259 Pages Copyright 1973 DUST JACKET

The chime whistle fading on the American night ; the long line of blue and gold cars drawn up by the Channel, waiting to speed off cast to Russia, south to the ate d Azur and Italy; the smoke) purlieus of Paddington, with the trim line of glittering brass and glass which was the Cornish Riviera Limited. The Orient Express, the Train Bleu, the Golden Arrow, the loth Century Limited, the Empire Builder, the Bombay Mail, the Indian-Pacific Express... Here they all are, waiting to bear the reader off into the steam-scented distances, to the sun-warmed south, where the parasols bloom at Biarritz or St. Louis, east to Imperial Vienna, or across the frozen taiga, through the wolf-haunted night to Pekin. The redskins mill round the Southern Pacific, the servants of Empire board the Indian Mail for Brindisi and the golden East...

For this is a book about the Great Trains a world-wide round up of expresses that link town to town, and state to state, and which still keep their glamour today. The boundaries are global-individual sections describe the Great Trains of Britain, of Europe, of Russia, of North America, of India, and of the rest of the World. The book is introduced by chapters on the development and the design, the pioneers and the spreading of the system across the land. Passenger Discomforts describes the increasing comfort, after a miserable start, to be found in trains, Two Pioneers the great work of George Pullman and the founder of the Wagons-lits Company, Georges Nagelmackers, while the Golden Age of Steam traces the rise and the hey-day of the steam locomotive on the railways of the world. Two other chapters deal with the architectural side-Stations and Structures, and the marine-Railways Afloat. Three contemporary extracts arc included-voices from 1889, 1910, and 1913 recall the railway scene in the belle . The present and the future arc not neglected-Sir John Elliot, past director of Britain's Southern Railway, and of Thomas Cook/Wagons-Lits, hails today as the dawn of a new age in railway transport, with the coming of the Trans Europe Express network, the Amtrak developments in the USA, and the Japanese (and other) high speed experiments. Finally, the arts are not ignored, Imagined Journeys dealing with trains in books, and Blue Horizons the stage and the screen.

The Great Trains, then, is a ticket to the scores of colourful trains which ran or run all around the world. Illustrated by some goo black and white illustrations, specially collected for this book, and many of which have never before been published, and 40 full colour illustrations, which combine with the text to provide a nostalgic and all-embracing picture of the famous trains of the world. By turns colourful, witty, informative and escapist, THE GREAT TRAINS displays for the railway devotee and the armchair traveller the heroic story of the luxury express.

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