Little Trains to Faraway Places

by Karl R. Zimmermann

Part of the Railroads Past and Present Series

Little Trains to Faraway Places Synopsis

Narrow-gauge railroading conjures images of marginal track, wooden coaches, and antique steam locomotives. Yet consider the extraordinarily glamorous and comfortable South African Blue Train and Australia's Queenslander as well as the electrified network of meter-gauge mountain railways in Switzerland that run with a precision similar to that of the country's famed timepieces. Often used to penetrate the most challenging and breathtaking terrain that larger trains are unable to reach, narrow-gauge railways offer even the most seasoned of travelers an experience to remember. Karl Zimmermann, railroad author and accomplished photographer, chronicles his journeys aboard these rarest of trains. Individual chapters weave history and travelogue, complemented by more than 100 color illustrations. The result is a spirited tribute to the world's most charismatic railways.

Little Trains to Faraway Places Press Reviews

Karl Zimmermann, railroad author and accomplished photographer, chronicles his journeys aboard these rarest of trains . . . The result: a spirited tribute to the world's most charismatic railways. * NMRA Magazine * [F]or any traveler and any fan of narrow gauge railways, this handsome hardcover book is sure to be a winner. Spring/Summer 2011 * Sn3 Modeler * [Little Trains to Faraway Places] is vividly written, researched, and packed full of history. September 2, 2010 * ForeWord Reviews * While most of us may never have the opportunity to visit these faraway places, this book is the next best way to take in some of the most notable narrow railway operations in the world.September-October 2010, vol. 71 no. 5 * The Michigan Railfan *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253354471
Publication date: 22nd June 2010
Author: Karl R. Zimmermann
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Trains & railways: general interest,

About Karl R. Zimmermann

Karl Zimmermann has been a contributor to the travel sections of various newspapers across the country, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. He is author of The GrandLuxe Express (IUP, 2007).

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