The Lost Pleasures of the Great Trains
Author: Martin Page
published by William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
16 pages of color plates and approximately 150 black-and-white illustrations
The Orient Express was only one of the many luxury trains in existence during the golden age of rail travel in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today's commuter can scarcely imagine the opulence of these great trains, some of which were decorated in silk, satin and chamois leather, and contained libraries, luxurious private salons and, in one case, a throne car.
Travel on these great trains to some of the world's most fabulous resorts (as well as some rather dangerous trips) is described in this lavishly illustrated and completely entertaining book, which draws on many personal travel journals of the period. Some of the famous luxury trains included are The Twentieth Century Limited (New York to Chicago), The Orient Express (Paris to Istanbul), Trans-Siberian (St. Petersburg to Moscow to Shanghai), Le Train Bleu (Calais to Paris to Nice), Canadian Pacific (Montreal to Vancouver), and Indian Pacific (Perth to Sydney).
Made In: United Kingdom
Product Condition: Used
Product Type: Book > Hardcover Book
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