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Acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents his selection of train journeys with real character, sublime scenery, a sense of history, a well-appointed train, or even the opportunity to enjoy a meal with proper napery, silver and glass...
Some journeys are well known, such as the Glacier or Orient Expresses, which combine glamour, outstanding cuisine and service and colorful history. Others less so: The Sunset Limited traverses through the quintessential Wild West country of New Mexico; or the coast-to-coast journey through the chestnut- and pine-clad mountains of Corsica, crossing one of Gustave Eiffel’s glorious viaducts of gossamer steel.
From the modest line of the Alaska Railroad to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the train that crosses Australia’s barren Nullarbor Plain in a dead-straight 478km, Lambert’s is an unmissable selection for any lover of travel that is as delightful as the destination.
Anthony Lambert has written fifteen books about railways and railway travel, including Switzerland without a Car, the Insight Guide to Great Railway Journeys of Europe and the Insight Guide to Pakistan. He has also written on railway journeys and travel for the Independent, The New York Times, Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Wanderlust and Orient-Express Magazine. He was consultant editor to the nine-volume partwork The World of Trains, and has traveled on the railways of over 50 countries. Lambert lives in London.