On Railways Far Away

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Indiana University Press, 2012 - Transportation - 287 pages
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In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton's award-winning photography has recorded events such as the final days of American Civil War locomotives in Morocco and the start up of the world's first high-speed railway in Japan. He has photographed such great civil works as Scotland's Firth of Forth Bridge and the splendid railway station at Haydarpasa on the Asian side of the Bosporus, while closer to home he has been recognized for his significant contribution to the photographic interpretation of North America's railroading history. On Railways Far Away presents over 200 of Middleton's favorite photographs and the personal stories behind the images. It is a book that will delight both armchair travelers and those for whom the railroads still hold romance.

 

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Contents

1 WESTERN EUROPEAN TRAINS
3
2 FAR NORTHERN RAILWAYS
69
3 ON THE NORTH EDGE OF AFRICA
119
4 ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST FROM BERLIN TO BAGHDAD
135
5 TRAINS OF THE FAR EAST
157
6 METER GAUGE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
231
7 A GLIMPSE OF AUSTRALIA
253
8 RAILWAY PEOPLE
261
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About the author (2012)

William D. Middleton (1928–2011) authored more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on rail transportation, engineering, and travel topics. He was editor (with George M. Smerk and Roberta L. Diehl) of Encyclopedia of North American Railroads (IUP, 2007) and author (with William D. Middleton III) of Frank Julian Sprague: Electrical Inventor & Engineer (IUP, 2009).

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