This fascinating book, packed with facts and information on railways in Australia and around the world, is the work of Tim Fischer. Not only was Mr. Fischer a former deputy PM of Australia and diplomat he was also an avid train enthusiast and expert. His knowledge, passion and interest shines throughout the book as Tim explains rail gauges, locomotives, high speed rail, heritage railways, the world’s best railway stations, the state of railways on every continent on the planet and lobbying for railways. Interspersed throughout the book are highlights of Tim’s personal experiences on his world-wide train journeys or snippets of interesting facts. Included in the book is a very extensive bibliography and index, numerous photos, diagrams and a glossary of rail terminology. This book needs to have a place on the bookshelves of all railway buffs!
Softcover - 310 pages.