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Lonely Planet’s book “Amazing Train Journeys” includes four Aussie rail trips

October 15, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

While to some the the golden age of railroads may be in the past, to others it is an exciting and classic way to travel particular on holiday and to discover some of the world’s leading destinations and of course scenery.

From epic international routes to commuter lines to classic heritage railroad tracks, Amazing Train Journeys takes readers through mountain peaks, scenic countryside and past dramatic coastlines, beautifully illustrating the advantages and freedom unique to traveling by rail, with Australia represented in the book by four rail trips: The Ghan, South Coast Line, West Coast Wilderness Railway and Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Other top routes showcased in the book include: Johannesburg to Cape Town – South Africa, The Sunset Limited – USA, The Darjeeling Toy Train – India, Settle to Carlisle, UK, and The TranzAlpine, New Zealand

With train travel experiencing a 21st-century renaissance, high-speed rails and new long-distance routes are putting trains back on the map and rail journeys back onto travel bucket lists, with Lonely Planet’s new book Amazing Train Journeys spotlighting 60 of the world’s greatest, most memorable routes, selected by its train-loving travel experts, with each trip featuring a summary, ticket and distance information, tips, highlights, photos, an illustrated map and a timeline of stops.

Editorial Director Tom Hall writes in his introduction to the book, “Here at Lonely Planet, we have always had a soft spot for trains,”. “We’re excited to bring our passion to the pages of Amazing Train Journeys, whether you prefer high-speed or deliberately go-slow, we hope readers will be inspired to get out on the rails again.”

 Amazing Train Journeys by Lonely Planet, with a foreword by Mark Smith (The Man in Seat 61) is AU$39.99.

Edited by John Alwyn-Jones

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